Read about Ricardo Gonzalez Palacios
Born in San Carlos Rio San Juan, he then moved with his mother to Solentiname, an archipelago in Lake Cocibolca in Nicaragua. He spent part of his childhood and of his adolescence there, roaming through the rich flora and fauna that characterizes this archipelago. Later, he moved to the city of Granada and attended the School of Fine Arts of Granada in 1966. His artwork reflects the influences of the natural surroundings he grew up in, making nature and all it has to offer, the main source of inspiration for his work. Gonzalez also studied at the National School of Fine Art in Managua, where Rodrigo Penalba had introduced the influences of modern movements that were permeating the globe yet were not practiced in Nicaragua. With this in mind, we see the influence of abstract styles in Gonzalez’s work, where the wind, the waves, and the earth are transformed into expressive brushstrokes through Gonzalez’s masterful skills.