About Nelson “NEL” Figueroa
was born on 22 June 1974 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Since child painted drawings of super heroes imitating the “comics” I was reading. For the beginning of the 90s, is wrapped in the world of graffiti and Hip-Hop. In his youth, he launches to paint in the streets of the Bronx in New York City. He studied high school in the Dr Alfredo M. Aguayo, on the beach of Ponce, where it takes art classes with the well-known maestro Franky Perez, who is aware of his talent and urges him to continue painting and drawing. He studied a bachelor degree in Social Work with a concentration in Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ponce. However, found in the field of art what you really filled up. Enters the School of Fine Arts of the Institute of Culture of port in the year 2003. For his second year of university, known to his fellow artist David Zayas, who shows a broader perspective of art. Andres Marrero, founder and owner of Galleries Prinardi, saw his paintings and promoted its work, making recognized collectors they become acquainted with and acquire their parts. In the year 2009 he graduated with several awards from the Department of Painting of the School of Fine Arts. It is currently represented by Puerto Rico Fine Arts Gallery, where his work has been recognized and acquired by important figures in the Puerto Rican art, such as Ignacio Cortes and the maestro Antonio Martorell. Although not defines his style, his work postmo-pop exposes an acute social criticism, showing in some paints some violence and in others, on the contrary, revealing an atmosphere somewhat aniñada.