Four local stars share their style, techniques and vision
Puerto Rico is an island where its creative talent and plastic arts overflow, and painting is no exception. The work of dozens of Puerto Rican artists can be appreciated at key museums and galleries in Puerto Rico, the U.S. mainland, Latin America, and Europe.
From Jose Campeche – the forefather of Puerto Rican artists to the contemporaries; local artists have cultivated a great variety of styles that go from realism to figurative to abstract.
BIENVENIDOS interviewed four Puerto Rican internationally renowned artists who reflect some of the aforementioned tendencies and exemplify the quality of art developed on the island.
When Rafael Trelles was age 11, he was quiet yet perceptive and was always drawing and painting everything he saw with a unique talent; which is why his mother took him to the home of Julio Yort, a master artist and Catalan restorer, who was a friend of the infamous chellist Pablo Casals. After taking [...]
Aixa Requena began her career making paintings of large format, figurative, and expressionism with the use of intense colors. Her first individual exhibit took place at the Liga de Estudiantes de Arte de San Juanin the late 1980’s. Then her creativeness took a different turn and she began to make art with a particular technique [...]
Artwork created by Samuel Lind Hernandez is inseparable to his roots at Barrio (district) Mediania Alta in Loiza, the most important epicenter of Afro-Puerto Rican culture. Lind was raised in a palm grove in between the road and the beach eating crabs and cassava and drinking coconut milk. He was given paper by his uncle [...]
Ivelisse Jimenez is a woman who takes her time to dig deeply into what she studies. She needs a rhythm in life, not a hectic one for seeking fast success or mass production. At her pace, she has developed solid and notable work in abstract art. Despite having studied performing arts at the University of [...]