Ryan Daniel Oduber
- + Filmmaker & Video Artist
- + Aruba
- + http://www.ryanoduber.com/
Aruban born contemporary visual artist Ryan Daniel Oduber (Master of Fine Arts) (1972) has a long trajectory in the visual arts dating back to the early 90-ties. Most of his art at those times, where found objects and paintings. His bachelor in architecture reflected back in his 3 dimensional forms and philosophical concepts about society. After winning an art prize at the Dutch Caribbean exhibition: Arte” 99, he bought his first “Digital 8″ handy camera and started doing video art. His advertising and marketing company started doing creative TV commercials combined with cutting edge animation and graphic design for high-end companies in Aruba.
As a contemporary artist he has been representing his island since 2001 on different international exhibitions from biennials to group exhibitions in the Dominican Republic, USA, Cuba, Taiwan, China, Germany, Portugal, Costa Rica, Curaçao etc. He has a skeptical view on the new world we live in through his artwork as well as a sharp and minimalistic artistic work approach. In 2011 he did his debut as co-director in the short film “10 Ave Maria” and was awarded by the jury as Best Short Film at the 2011 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Mid 2011 Oduber was the first recipient of the J. C. “Padu” Lampe award, a price awarded for his cultural endeavors in Aruba for the visual arts. In the same year he did the direction of photography and the editing in the short artistic film “Muhe Frida” (best Aruban short at the Aruba International Film Festival 2011) which was also presented in the New Media Program of the 2011 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. His next short film “Awa Brak” (2012) won the audience award at the 2012 Aruba International Film Festival and will also be showing at the 2011 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival together with his latest short Art-Film, “Kima Momo 58” under the New Media Program.
To see more of Oduber’s work visit his website.