Bernard Rangel has a diverse cultural origin and he is a self-taught artist painting for more than 40 years. He started by painting backdrops for the Amateur Hong Kong Ballet group and has since then painted household and commercial interiors, ceramics, bed linen, jeans, paper and on canvas. He works with acrylic, Indian ink and oil paint and plays with a wide variety of colours. It is particularly his backgrounds which capture the attention of art lovers, other artists and critics and he is the founder of the art genre Contemporary Tribal Surrealism.
He has exhibited in; Sao Paulo, Bahia, Rome, Hannover, Bremen, London, Washington DC, Mumbai, New Delhi, Lisbon, Barcelona, Brussels, New York, IX Florence Biennale in Italy, and in 2016 at the NYC Art Expo in the USA. Bernard’s work can be seen on the internet at the Saatchi Online Gallery.