My goal is to create paintings and other forms of art, to celebrate beauty, to celebrate life, to celebrate what we are and what we love, at least from my particular point of view. I am an artist because I need to do it, and to express myself beyond my own words, to get as close as possible to the truth of what I want to say. As Leonardo da Vinci said once, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
Arturo Villaseñor was born in Mexico City in 1965, graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelors Degree on Physics and Mathematics. He worked for several years in the restoration of historic buildings in Mexico City, including the Postal Palace, the Guarantees Building, the East Portico of the Postal Palace and the Monument to the Mother, among others. Thanks to these projects, he had the opportunity to work alongside experts in the field of restoration: restoration masters, painters and skilled craftsmen. In 2000 he moved to Oregon and began working in adult education and social work. He worked in coordination with the Consulate of Mexico to establish the first “Plaza Comunitaria” of Washington County in Oregon, and was also coordinator of the Access Technology Program at the Centro Cultural for several years. In 2009 he joined Adelante Mujeres and continued his work in adult education, computer literacy and business training for Latino entrepreneurs. Parallel to his formal work, he has always worked in his artistic role as a poet, professional painter, graphic designer, sculptor, writer and photographer.