Biography

Nathan Lorenzana was born in Guatemala City in 1980. Lorenzana’s works primarily reflect the visual styles of photorealism and hyperrealism with the use of a ballpoint pen. In earlier years he has explored a wide variety of media, such as oils, pastels, watercolors and digital painting.

His formal education in painting started at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Roberto Ríos, an important and well known watercolorist in Guatemala. It was during that early age when Lorenzana discovered his great passion for realism, nature, and the female form.

Years later he studied and graduated Cum Laude as a licensed Graphic Designer at Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala.

Lorenzana’s experience began widening as he participated as an active artist in a wide array of disciplines including painting, set and light design for contemporary dance companies, illustration, web design, video editing, musical composition and multi-instrumentalism, and as a Professor in various Universities.

Lorenzana’s works have been exhibited in national collective exhibitions among other important Guatemalan artists, such as Efraín Recinos, Jorge Mazariegos, and Ramón Ávila. In 2014 Lorenzana was invited to El Salvador as a guest of honor and member of the jury for the first national painting competition in El CENAR (National Centre of Art of El Salvador).

Many articles about Lorenzana´s digital paintings and ballpoint pen work have been written in online publications all over the world, including Guatemala, United States of America, Brazil, and Japan among other countries. The online magazine that specializes in contemporary ballpoint artists, TheBallpointer.com, has included Nathan Lorenzana among the 15 most important representatives of this media.

Lorenzana is also a Professor of Art for over 6 years and is currently active in two of the top Universities in Guatemala for visual arts, including Universidad Rafael Landívar, and Universidad InterNaciones.

Currently his works focus on the use of ballpoint pens and digital media, and his unique pieces are owned by collectors from the Americas and various European countries. Lorenzana has been invited as a guest of honor to exhibit his work at the Salon Européen D’art Contemporain, France in 2016, for which he is creating a collection of pieces exclusive for their 31st exhibition.

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