BIO: Bernard Rangel has a diverse cultural origin which is clearly seen in his creative, original and unique work. He is a self-taught artist and has been painting for more than 38 years. Since 2004 he has shared his love of painting by organising and participating in paint workshops for underprivileged children from Brazil and India.
He started by painting backdrops for the Amateur Hong Kong Ballet group and has since then painted household and commercial interiors, ceramics, bed linen, jeans, and on paper and canvas. He works with acrylic, Indian ink and oil paints and he uses a wide variety of colours. It is particularly his backgrounds which capture the attention of art lovers, the public and other artists. He is also the founder of the art genre Contemporary Tribal Surrealism.
He has exhibited in Dublin, Sao Paulo, Bahia, Rome, Bremen, Hannover, London, Washington DC, New York, Mumbai, New Delhi and in 2013 at the Florence Biennale in Italy. His works are in the hands of private collectors throughout the world. Bernard’s work can be seen on the internet and on YouTube.