About Omar Cintrón
Born April 21, 1978, in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Omar Javier Cintrón González is a Puerto Rican artist living and working in San Juan. Son to Héctor, a doctor from Bayamón, and Matilde, a social worker from Ponce, they moved from Caguas to the island’s capital in the mid 1980’s, where he took his first drawing lessons in the campus of Rio Piedras of the state university, the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). After high school, he was admitted to the school of Architecture of the UPR, switching over to finish a BA in Fine Arts in the Escuela de Artes Plásticas of San Juan, and heading over seas for his MFA in Madrid, Spain.
The multiplicity of styles, mediums and the never ending experimenting with materials and techniques are traits that one can find on his works, from abstract to photo-realism, while always maintaining a clean and thoroughly worked academic style of painting with focus on local themes (such as social, racial, political, and personal identity), as well as local personalities and current events. Inspired by Puerto Rican artists like: Rafael Tufiño, Lorenzo Homar, Martín García, and international ones like Basquiat, Warhol, Richter among many others, he still lives and works on San Juan, not only as an artist but also as a docent in the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and other government related institutions.