I am a British, Argentinean by birth artist and fine art lecturer. I have lived, studied and worked in three continents, South America, Africa and Europe; where I have showed my work collectively and independently.  My paintings were published in Rooms Magazine and I won the Mary Maclyntyre Memorial prize for my work and dedication in 2008. Before completing a post graduate teaching qualification at the Institute of Education in 2010, I gained a first class honors BA at The Cass School of Art and an Art and Design Foundation at City Lit Institute. I was a self taught painter before beginning my formal education at the age of 27.

Witnessing atrocities and people fighting for justice against fascist regimes enhanced my wonderment for the human spirit. I was born during the dirty war in Argentina, as a teen I protested against the Pinochet regime while living in Chile and was chased by water cannons and police mounted on horseback. The following year while finishing high school, I witnessed the end of Apartheid and Mandela rising to power in South Africa. This has all shaped the way I think, react to and synthesize the world through and in my art works. I am a great believer that art and education can help change and shape the world we live in. I have been living in London since 1999.

Besides from working on my painting practice in my Hackney based studio, I work as a freelance art tutor and have created and run Flesh and Bones Life Drawing Classes and Young Hackney Fine Arts, teaching adults, teens and children drawing and painting from observation. I also teach art to students enduring life long mental health illnesses at Core Arts in Homerton. In the past, I have worked in the Further Education Sector, where I lectured Fine Art to adults.

© 2014 Noel Basualdo

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