Arco Art - Adi Figaroa

Artist Bio

Adi Figaroa ta gusta interpretá su propio nòmber di kariño (‘ADI’) komo ‘Art Design International’. Esaki ya kaba ta mustra ku Adi tin un vishon amplio. Adi Figaroa a nase na Aruba dia 23 di sèptèmber 1952. E tin komo 30 aña na Boneiru kaba. No ta un eksagerashon pues pa yama Adi un artista Boneriano.

Adi a kuminsá pinta na un edat hòben na Aruba. Su tata tabata un mekániko i spùitdó di outo. Su tata semper tabata warda un tiki fèrf den bleki pa por ‘touch up’ kualkier trabou ku el a hasi. Pero na dado momentu e fèrf ta bira bieu, anto e tin ku tir’é afó. Anto ayanan Adi su karera komo pintor a kuminsá, pasobra e tabata usa e tiki fèrf ku a sobra den e blekinan aki pa produsí su promé pinturanan. El a fèrf riba pid’i palu i otro materialnan ku e por a haña den mondi, òf ku e por a haña kaminda ta renová kas. Su promé klientenan ku a kumpra kuadronan di dje tabata turistanan bishitando Aruba riba e barkunan di ‘Grace Line’. E tempu ayá e tabatin 12 - 13 aña.

English:
Adi Figaroa likes to interpret his nickname "ADI" as 'Art Design International'. This already proves that Adi has a broad mind. Adi Was born in Aruba on  the 23th of September 1952. He has lived on Bonaire for over 30 years. It's not an exaggeration, therefore, to call Adi a Bonairean artist.

Adi began painting at a very early age in Aruba. His father was a mechanic, specializing in bodywork (painting cars). He always saved some paint to touch up any bodywork he had finished. But after a while the paint dried up and he had to throw it away. That is where Adi's artistic career began. Because he used this discarded paint to produce his first artworks.

He would paint on pieces of wood or any other material that he could find in the "mondi" (woods), or at building sites. His first clients were tourists visiting Aruba aboard the "Grace Line' cruise-ships. At the time he was 12 to 13 years old.

 

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