“I am a formalist one hundred percent. That's what I like to do. I communicate through textures and colors. I'm also color blind, and I use a lot of red color. The qualities that strengthens me another might say it is a weakness.”
Wendell Rivera Nunez is a Costa Rican artist who began his artistic training at early age, in personal tutorials, with the artist Marvin Rodríguez, a former teacher in the Casa del Artista. He continues his studies in a self-taught way and taking references of the knowledge of other National Artists, as: Enrique Kayejero, Mario Maffioli, Juan Luis Rodríguez, Fabio Herrera.
Known for using unconventional materials in his works giving to the paintings his own palette of color and several textures, Nunes summarizes and synthesizes his experiences on the streets and translates them into paintings.
“People say that I am a simple, humble, and hardworking man. I've always tried hard to get ahead. One day my art will be in the best museums in the world,” says Nunez.