The Artistic Dimension of Gonzenbach
Federico Gonzenbach is not just any artist whose art comes from his spiritual energy. His life and passion go hand in hand with the paint, with the creation of art and with God.
During his childhood Gonzenbach was surrounded by nature in his home that was located in Las Peñas neighborhood (Guayaquil, Ecuador). Drawing what he saw, what he perceived, and what he felt used to amuse him. Because of this “artistic hyper sensibility,” his parents decided to enroll him in Escuela de Bellas Artes. Once there, Gonzenbach found his place amongst painters and artists.
When he was 17-years-old, his neighbor and current director of the City Hall Library, Yela Lofredo de Klein, a great sculptor from Guayaquil, got him a place to exhibit the 30 drawings with Chinese ink he had made about Guayaquil and his typical locations. After selling his 30 drawings, the artistic career of Federico blunt thanks to the support of the media.
Gonzenbach began an artistic journey that made him perform around 170 exhibitions in the United States, Paris, Spain, and in the famous gallery of Rotini in Italy. His artistic growth did not passed without being notice at local and international level; that is why he has received awards in multiple occasions. In 1996, the World Wide Fine Art Promotion Inc. awarded him the first place in a group of 150 participants from Latin American and Spain, thanks to his picture “Maja Erotica,” a work that, according with Gonzenbach, is himself transformed by all his experiences and travels.
“The artistic instinct is not something you earn, it is something you are born, a divine gift that transforms everything, it grows with the rhythm of the artist.” For each and every one of his expositions and creations, Federico starts a new lifestyle. He changes his diet, exercises, and nurtures from the energy of what he sees, plants, a river, a landscape, he catches every detail, and all the features inspire the artist to create beauty. To give himself this space he found a dimension between Tuesday and Wednesday to that he calls “marmier.”
A source of inspiration that pushes him to be better is Pablo Picasso, who painted for more than 15 hours and who never felt the desire to retire not even at his 90 years old. Federico Gonzenbach describes the art like something that has no boundaries; its horizons open themselves in several paths. His newest artistic adventure, called “Explosión Energética del Color y sus Secretos”, is being exposed until today at Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum.