Arturo Doñate Gimeno was born in 1955 in Vila-Real, Castellón (Spain).
As descendant of painters, Arturo Doñate began at an early age to take his first steps with paint and (mostly guided by his father) engraving technique.
In 1979 he took the decision to dedicate himself fully and professionally to painting, studying drawing at the School of Arts and Crafts in Castellón and decoration studios in the School of Arts and Crafts in Valencia. In 1987 he obtained a Bachelor from the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia, specializing in painting.
In 1989 he began to teach private lessons in painting and drawing, and he still continues today.
His first professional artistic period began in the 1980s. His work was marked by geometric abstraction and abstract expressionism. He strongly feels, as a restless and deeply curious artist, the need to experiment with different techniques.
It was in the 1990s that the figure began to stand out in his work, reflecting surrealist ideas with personal concern. He did this through tenebrous portraits and female nudes, abandoning partial and occasionally painting to get into the object, through the construction of his famous gold boxes.
At the beginning of the 21 Century, Arturo Doñate started his connection with Pop Art in the form of false collage. He undertook a pop experimentation series that he called "False Collages" in which he works today.
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