Arnaldo Roche Rabell (1955) is one of our teachers of contemporary art, whose work is considered neo-expressionit. His embelatic work is characterized, since the 80s, by the creation of self-portraits and the use of strokes. These ‘frottage’ are created with layers of oil by placing under the canvas objects and human bodies whose images and structures appear on the other side of the canvas. These structures and forms become the departure of complez and ambitious associations, metaphors and images of a close presence that show the psychological state of the individual who lives his contemporaneity almost as a survivor. He began his traingin at the School of Art Luchetti in Santurce, where he had as a teacher Lope Max Diaz. He then studied architecture at the University of Puerto Rico and art the Chicago Art Institute, where he earned his master’s degree in fine arts in 1984. Since then, he has devoted himself entirely to painting. His work is part of imporant collections worldwide. He has participated in numerous international events and won many awards and distinctions.