To make art is to declare a boundary that limits a very clear position, such a statement insinuates that art is meant to represent the sensible dimension in an aesthetic order. My work has developed in aesthetically expanding the position of speaking from personal experience in relation to issues between arts and politics, to seek a way to change the landscape of the sensible or to reflect on how we affect and allow ourselves to be affected by others.
Maria Elena Elvira (Manena)
I capture on a canvas through my colors the fruits she generates, the immensity of her power and the impotence and indifference of humanity. This is my struggle, to reach the eyes, the souls, the minds, and the hearts of many and to try to prolong the life of my BELOVED and PRECIOUS EARTH
Piedad Lucia Hoyos
A canvas before my eyes is transformed into an infinite number of possibilities that allow me to express my sensitive and subjective vision about everything that arouses feelings and emotions. I cannot conceive my life without painting, the hours do not count when I do it and my heart grows when I manage to transmit and share this love I have for art.
Carlos Argaez (Capeto)
Photography is not just a push of a button, it is your intuition, your creativity, your emotions, your artistic ideas, your style, your inspiration, in short, your personality and how you communicate it visually. Photography is an art form. It is about capturing light, shapes, color and lines in a way that brings emotion to the viewer.
From the land of the Merengue, Bachata and Baseball; from wonderful people whose best smile is always on the surface... I carry impregnated in my being the magical colors of the Caribbean Sea and to the rhythm of the drum, I am capturing tropical brushstrokes that cheer up the heart. From the First City of America, where it all began, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Hispaniola I am, I was born in that beautiful island that is part of our blue planet, which I travel as an Ambassador of Art
William G. Alonso
My work is framed within the two-dimensional art, I work with different painting techniques such as oil, watercolor, mixed media, but mainly in acrylic. I look at the different pictorial techniques the aesthetic imprint that my work needs, such as transparency, contrast, and chromatic richness.
The symbol, the animal and death are the three essential elements in my work that create images product of geometrization, stylization and transparency that when fused generate visual paths that invite the viewer to enter into an artwork that plays between symbolism and abstraction.
As a Latin American artist, I see our reality immersed in certain particularities that make our work have certain characteristics that identify it. In my case, a painting is the result of what I interpret as a Colombian, with deep and strong roots, but with complex social and cultural phenomena where partying and death coexist mutually.
Drawing is where art begins, with the beauty of line and form, and even when there is no clear drawing involved in my paintings there is always a sense of composition. Then there is the contrast between light and dark, imparting contrast, depth, and tension to the artwork. And the choice of color – or lack thereof – can also send an impactful message when creating.
I have found great inspiration in my heritage, my surroundings and the beauty of nature and life in Florida. As a portrait painter, I look for what lies beneath the surface of an individual and as a landscape painter, I look for ways to express observations. For me, both portrait subjects and landscapes share the idea of vanitas, that life and beauty are fleeting, that time will pass, and beauty will fade away to make room for new life, there is endless inspiration in that idea.
I was an educator for most of my adult life. Art was always there for me, but I never gave it a voice until now. I have discovered a passion in this second part of my life that drives me to create daily. I paint in oils and watercolors. Most of my paintings are from photographs I have taken or from a memory. What I like to paint the most is people, capturing their features and the essence of a person. Interpreting a person, I have met or an experience I have had using my brush is something that wakes me up every morning. I feel that, if I do it well enough, we can all associate with that moment, whether it's a walk on the beach or time spent with family. My people may not look like yours, but I've done my job if it evokes a familiar feeling, and you recognize it.
Sara Schesser Bartra
My work involves a variety of techniques and materials including traditional oil, acrylics, and mix media. I particularly enjoy mix media because I can use all my imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes I buy but most times I find and collect from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting and compelling pieces of art.
In my recent work I am combining my scientific background into my art. Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand. My goal is to combine science and art in order to forge a deeper understanding of science in the public.