Pedro Troncoso

Pedro Troncoso’s work consists of realistic acrylic portrait paintings of the witnesses of his childhood: his family. Pedro’s kindergarten days inspire his palette. In contrast, the squared formats of his paintings allude to the Post-its, where the chaotic schedules, things to do, and the strict complexity of Adulthood are written. Troncoso’s paintings represent the exploration and documentation of the war between his methodical and his spontaneous side. Usually, he collaborates with children and let them draw freely over his realistic portraits. Unlike adults, children are less affected by stereotypes and social norms, which is why he collaborates with them. Since they do not pretend to fit into what they are not, they do not have prejudices, they do not need acceptance, they are fearless, and they are just being themselves
The social norm disrupts our natural inclinations. Yet, art naturally exits out of the stereotypes and saves us from any commonplace.”
  • 2019
  • Signed
  • Original work
  • A portrait of the artist's mother surrounded by some of the memories he experienced with her when he was a kid. The idea was to harmonize the simplicity from those magical childhood days (crayons) with the complexities of adulthood (realism).

Acrylic, crayons on canvas, 55" x 55"  

  • 2020 - “Deck the walls”, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York.
  • 2020 - “The Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative”, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California.
  • 2020 - “Parallels”, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York.
  • 2020 - “Black and White”, BWAC Gallery, honorable mention, Brooklyn, New York.
  • 2020 - “Cafozone Art Contest”, grand prize winner, Missouri.
  • 2020 - Mayer Foundation grant award, New York 2020 - “Re-learn”, virtual exhibition, Wallman Contemporary, New York.
  • 2020 - “41st Annual Juried Art Exhibition” at Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey.
  • 2019 - “Small Works 2019” at Main Street Gallery, awarded as Best in Show, Clifton Springs, New York.
  • 2019 - “Open” Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, awarded as Best in Show.
  • 2019 - “Small Works” at Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York.
  • 2018 - “Galería Chavón” - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 2017 - “Galería Atelier” - La Romana, Dominican Republic.
  • 2017 - “Palace of Fine Arts Freddy Beras-Goico”, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 2016 - “Galería Altos de Chavón”, La Romana, Dominican Republic.5"  

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