With a background in professional Tennis, artist Walter Redondo's fluid strokes on the court translate beautifully onto the canvas, where thickly applied paint in the vain of the Midcentury Colorists transforms the surface of the canvas into a sweeping fantasia of chroma and texture, all while retaining a remarkable compositional cohesion in the vain of the late Joan Mitchell.
"My paintings are fueled by the expression of things that come to me through life’s unseen experiences. Every placement of color, or covering of another color, affects and shapes the painting. I love the process of squeezing paint from the tubes, mixing them together and watching the colors evolve and complement each other. The mixing of color while the oil is still wet on the canvas, the unfolding of the imagery, represents a singular journey for me. What is in the process, what has gone into the mixing, is the very essence of how life and choices create the person.
My paintings speak not only with color, but with the passion and substance of living with purpose. I also create mixed media works containing certain elements that give them the overall feeling of a drawing. Primarily, I am engaged in marking the surface, be it paper or canvas. I enjoy the simplicity of the look, but there is much time involved in creating each one. The energy and focus requires 100% involvement. Size doesn’t matter, because a smaller canvas or a piece on paper can at times be so much more challenging. Paper works can be very difficult to resolve because I have to imply space rather than actually having it to work with. Each mixed media work is a commitment to both myself and the viewer. I strive to paint freely from within myself, trusting in the proper resolution and a positive outcome."