My paintings reflect the influence of geometry and intense colors chacteristic of the physical surroundings in my country of origin, Venezuela. Over there, the coesxistence of architectural structures, minimalist in lines and colors, with an exhuberant nature of bold colors, create a contrasting yuxtaposition between nature and human constructions.
I am honored to be part of the 2 exhibitions this coming March, as part of activities planned during the Latino Art Now! (LAN) Conferences in Houston
Diversity and Richness Exhibition @Silver Street Main Gallery
Latin American artists from Sawyer Yards will present their work in this exhibition
Opening on March 22, 6-8 pm
On view until April 28, 10-5
2000 Edward Street
Color OutsideThe Lines Exhibition @ George Memorial Library Bohachevsky Gallery, Fort Bend
Artist from the Latin American Women Artists of Houston (Lawah) will exhibit their work at the library
Opening March 24, 2-4pm
On view until May 19
1001 Golfview Dr
Studios in Silver Street, including mine (#101), are open to visit and chat on the Second Saturday of every month.
I am passionate about observing and representing the way we live, and what geometric elements we use to build our structures. My inspiration comes from exploring interior and exterior structures that define spaces, not only because life takes place in them, but also because they are entities that endure the passing of time. In my work, I play with lines and planes within these constructions, making them intersect and interfere to create new shapes that not always exist in the reality I observe.
In addition, I am interested in studying geometrical arrangements to form patterns of organization. I combine lines, planes, shapes, and colors to establish a rhythm between figures throughout the compositions. By establishing either a hierarchy between elements or a lattice connecting components that are neighbors in space, I create organized structures featuring links beween geometrical elements.
Figure painting is an area of interest I revisit from time to time. I get inspiration from old family photographs that represet moments of my past. I like to set the figures in backgrounds different from those pictured in the photographs.
My technique consists of short and long brush strokes apply predominantly with flat brushes. My palette varies from chromatic grays of the rainy days I love, to bold tones inspired by lively colors of my Venezuelan heritage.