About the Artist

Born in Ambato - Ecuador, 1943.

1962 - 1967 Escuela de Bellas Artes - Quito, Ecuador.
1968 Escuela San Carlos - México D.F.
1988 AMERICA LATINA magazine publishes an interview and his artwork
1989 Invited artist DINERS magazine.
1990 Part of the art esposare "Colección César Villacrés" de la Casa de la Cultura Núcleo de Tungurahua.
1991 "Génesis Ediciones" publishes a folder of Carranza's drawings
1992 Part of the book "LOS 100 PINTORES DINERS DEL ECUADOR".
1997 Part of the book "LA PINTURA EROTICA EN EL ECUADOR".

Artwork in Museums:

Museum Casa de las Américas, Habana - Cuba.
American Art Museum, Managua - Nicaragua.
Modern Art Museum Luis A. Martínez, Ambato - Ecuador.
Casa de la Cultura (museum) Quito - Ecuador.
Contemporary Art Museum Banco Central del Ecuador, Quito - Ecuador.
Modern Art Museum Banco Central, Cuenca - Ecuador.
Modern Art Museum Banco Central, Loja - Ecuador.

About his art:

Cesar Carranza (Ambato - Ecuador, 1943) is a high exponent of Ecuadorian “neofigurativism”. Attentive to art world, however, has insisted on the current Latin American identity problem subjects. This feature of his creation is the result not only of his personal interests but of the artistic trends that have prevailed in the centers where he studied, the School of Fine Arts of Quito and the famous School of San Carlos in Mexico City.

But Carranza is not an easel painter. Art critics (H. Rodriguez, R. Villacis, J. Pazos, A. Cotto ...) recognized in his work a very personal use of color and Andean poetic evocation of erotic motifs, slightly parodic, taken from the daily life of women and men in camps and towns, also of the Andes.

These values, apart from the novelty products are fruits of the slow maturation of genuine art and have been shown in galleries and museums of Ecuador (MS and Marsu Art of Quito, Green Apple and Gala in Guayaquil, Cuenca Larrazabal, museums of Quito, Cuenca Loja and the Central Bank of Ecuador) and have an impact on the cities where he has exhibited individually (Institute of Social Sciences, Moscow, Milan Casa Pino Raina, ANEA of Lima, OAS Hall of Buenos Aires ...) and collectively in Mexico , Havana, Managua, San Salvador, Houston, Miami, Washington, Santiago, Chile...

Carranza is in the book "100 Artists of Ecuador", graphic testimony of the important art gallery Diners Ecuador. In 1991, Genesis Publishing Quito, published a portfolio of his drawings.

Faces, landscapes, urban views, transmuted in unusual and powerful colors, are due to a lingering, tender and magical rapport with the people's culture. This is why Carranza’s message reaches distant latitude observers and high lightens the wonderful way of being of Latin American inhabitants of the present and the future.

By: Dr. Julio Pazos Barriga

Individual Exhibitions:

1967 Casa de la Cultura, Núcleo de Tungurahua Ambato-Ecuador.
1968 Colegio Técnico Guayaquil Ambato - Ecuador.
1969 Embajada del Ecuador - México.
1970 Salón Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas Lima - Perú.
Salón Casa de la Cultura Núcleo de Tungurahua.
Salón Casa de la Cultura, Núcleo de Cotopaxi.
1971 Colegio Nacional Bolívar - Ambato.
1973 ANEA (Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas del Perú), Lima - Perú.
1977 Salón Consejo Provincial Ambato - Ecuador.
1978 Peña Naira La Paz - Bolivia.
1982 galería de arte Pomaire Quito - Ecuador.
1984 Casa de la Cultura, Núcleo de Tungurahua.
Centro de Cultura Municipal Riobamba.
Galería de Arte Pomaire Quito - Ecuador.
1986 Municipio de Ambato.
1987 Instituto de Ciencias Sociales - Moscow
Casa Pino Raina Milán - Italy
1988 Galería de arte Pomaire Quito - Ecuador.
1992 Galería de arte L'Art Quito - Ecuador.
1993 Galería de arte Gala Guayaquil - Ecuador.
Galería Larrazabal Cuenca - Ecuador.
1994 Galería Skecht Quito - Ecuador.
Galería Manzana Verde Guayaquil - Ecuador.
1995 Galería Manzana Verde Guayaquil - Ecuador.
Galería M S Quito - Ecuador.
1996 Galería del Banco Central, Cuenca - Ecuador.
Galería del Banco Central, Loja - Ecuador.
1997 Hotel Camino Real, San Salvador.
Galería Marsu Arte, Quito.
2012 Casa de la Cultura del Ecuador - Quito, Ecuador.

Shared Exhibitions in the cities: Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Ambato, La Habana, Managua, Houston.