I’m grateful for my surname ARENY, as it allows me to engage in word-play when signing my work. Broken down into ARE and NY, I can say that the people I’ve painted ARE New Yorkers, which is synonymous with the avant-garde.

This selection from a collection of some 40 paintings, named New Portraits or Troubadours, consists of portraits of artists, mostly poets, who Toni Areny has met in person or read. Oil portraits in which the installation format helps to capture the nuances of their personality. (ENG)

Estic agraït al meu cognom ARENY, ja que em permet allò que tant m’agrada, els joc de paraules. Descompost en ARE i NY, em permet expressar que aquells a qui he pintat SÓN  Novaiorquesos, sinònim d’avantguardistes. (CAT)

Estoy agradecido a mi apellido ARENY, ya que me permite hacer lo que tanto me gusta, juegos de palabras. Desglosado en ARE y NY, puedo decir que los que he pintado SON neoyorquinos, sinónimo de vanguardistas. (ESP)

Slide show Oil on canvas + mixed media

** Sample of about 40 pictorical installations I’ve been working from 2019 to 2021 **