Joaquin Endara R
"Creating is there, the painter is a pupil, a bright light, the light irradiation and the reverberation of reality."
Joaquin Endara Ruiz was born in Quito, in the Panecillo in 1933. His existence has been marked by a "reborn" on his painting style and in his own life. The artist suffered a brain hemorrhage, it happened in the United States 40 years ago, it left him completely paralyzed; but his integrity, dedication and deep love to art, allowed him to regain the movements and he relearned to paint prodigiously with his left hand, this refined his extraordinary artistic quality, for these reason is known in the art world as “DOS VECES PINTOR” (pinter twice).
"Endara’s palette produces a rhythmic sound to come across the canvas, the oils forms thick patches, from a draw is given the artistic creation." Diario El Comercio
Recognized by UNESCO in 2000 for his hard work in Ecuadorian art. He has exhibited in numerous opportunities for both individual and group shows and its success has been undeniable, both nationally and internationally.
For 2002 Museum and Library “Aurelio Espinosa Polit” pays homage to his work and mission in the culture, recognizing his work in a chronological process of styles from the nineteenth century, whose "Cantuña" now rests in the museum along with painters such as Joaquín Pinto, Pedro Leon, Manon, Juan León Mera, Pedro Pablo Traversari, Guarderas, Emilio Moncayo, and Joaquin Endara.
Endara, the great Nocturne Impressionist, with another vision of the city, achieves the brightness with the absence and presence of light, he has traveled the country covering all regions of Ecuador, which landscapes have been shaped on canvas, as an artist who gives us panoramic views, bells, alleys, volcanoes, glaciers, beaches, villages etc.
His work has been exhibited in several countries like United States, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, France among others and just give us a sample of the great and unparalleled creation of his art, his life.