Anibal Padilla is a Puerto Rican-Ecuadorian painter/sculptor/photographer currently attending Rutgers University in Newark NJ. Born in 1986, he was tutored at an early age by his uncle, Manuel Yepez, a well-known Ecuadorian surrealist/ abstract painter. Anibal's paintings create a mood for the atmosphere. He uses a dark palette for the viewer to revel in his unknown subconscious (your dark side). He brings you into an underground and otherworldly place . He bases his work on the ephemeral quality of life and the beautiful aspect of the unnown. Its like wandering into a wonderland. Anibal's works show elements of the Hispanic surrealist movement with western elements as well. He was classicaly trained by Denyse Thomasos, professor at Rutgers University and Masters degree recipient from Yale University. Anibal has taken extensive art classes including Art from the Far East, Black Art in America, Pop Culture, Contemporary Art, Development of Modern Art, Art History 1 and 2, Women in Art, as well as a variety of painting, printmaking, graphic design, video production, and drawing classes. He has also taken several social science classes including Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Sexuality, and Human Anatomy.
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