Hector Anchundia Abstract figurative painting


Hector Anchundia is a Neoexpressionist who
concentrates on abstract figurative art. The feminine
figure embodies the principal object of Anchundia’s work,
giving him the ability to play with movement and lend 
form to his compositions. 
    Born in Vinces, Ecuador on April 17, 1942, Anchundia 
studied at the Universidad Central del Ecuador and 
Escuela National de Bellas Artes in Quito. 
    His first exhibit was in 1969 at the Museu da Republica, 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Anchundia remains an artist of the 
tropics, “loud, colorful, and full of life,” visible in the reds, 
oranges, and yellows that he uses in his paintings. 
    His arrival in New York in the late 1970’s, however, was 
transformative, and his paintings evolved from naturalist 
depictions to abstracted forms of the human figure. 
Producing works of exceptional poetic sensibility has 
kept Anchudia in constant evolution as a painter. 
Figures, colors, and shadows all reflect the artist’s 
emotions, moods, anxieties, and dreams; and signal 
his fascination for the display of power and confidence 
in body language, as well as the expressiveness of 
the eyes. A talented draftsman, Anchundia innovates with 
forms, themes and ideas; moreover, his experimentation 
opens his work to political, philosophical and even 
religious interpretations.
    He has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 
in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, New Jersey 
City University, the Casa de la Cultura, Guayaquil 
(1986), Museo Arqueológico del Banco del Pacifico, 
Guayaquil (1997), and the Consulado General 
del Ecuador, New York (1999) and elsewhere.
   A twin figure painting in blues, greens and dashes 
of red with a metallic mix in the paint, signed
lower left and dated 1999.
Canvas size 485x590mm    Float frame size 553x655mm
Price: £355.00
Artist : 
Hector Anchundia
SKU: N09665