"Valeria's paintings are beautiful at first sight, and soon transcend into an array of complex emotional nuances portayed with exquisit details and technique" - Sofia (art collector), Italy
“Inspiration is more than a mental and physical force; it is emotional and spiritual, it is a direct shortcut of connection between the essence of our soul and the entire world existence, removing mental barriers to pass across the physical and real plane. That moment called inspiration is the origin of creation, the origin of ideas, transforming the way we perceive our capabilities and idle nature, with the propelling of any person from apathy to possibility. ” — Valeria Feliú
Havana, Cuba, currently in Miami, Florida
After a long successful career as a professional ballet dancer in Cuba and then the United States, Noel Suarez is recognized as one of a small number of artists whom Miami's ascendency to the world cultural state is reflected in the lifetime of his painting career.
“As an ex-ballet dancer, movement and emotions are very important components of my life. While dancing, a body constantly moves to the music.. With each painting, I capture every possible pose between these vibrant movements...”
New York City and Charlottesville, VA, USA
Beatrix Ost is an internationally acclaimed artist, writer, and fashion designer. She has also written screenplays, produced movies and theater, and acted in films and on the stage. When she arrived to New York from Germany as a young adult, she quickly became an art and fashion icon - and has remained an influential and acclaimed luminary in both worlds. She currently splits her time between Charlottesville, Virginia and New York City.
"There is a huge circus round about me, like an existential storm with the artist in the eye of it, in complete silence. Even the most elementary moments of life. I love waking up in the morning, lying back down in the evening. The face of the waiter is a drama of its own, the hairdresser a whole invention in herself, a film scene. I paint as thoughts roll by in all directions, in an unlimited cascade. I can amuse myself with what is happening around me or not, what is or what could be."
Mexico City, Mexico
Renata Santamarina is a self-taught painter from Mexico City, Mexico where she lives and creates. She has studied towards a Bachelors in Restoration of Art for interest in traditional techniques, but has complemented her artistic training with specialized courses at the Academy of San Carlos and the Centro Artes San Agustin (CaSa) in Oaxaca. Renata has also participated in workshops from artists like Edgar Clement and Omar Rosiles. Her works are part of private collections throughout Mexico and the United States.
For her exhibition of "Dejemos al Menos Flores (Let's leave at least Flowers)", Renata Santamarina is inspired by the poet and philosopher Nezahualcoyotl, and his poem "Un Recuerdo que Dejo (A Memory that I Leave)". Her paintings invite the viewer to return to nature: to have an animistic worldview again. It is an invitation to question their existence and find the answers in the petals, in the cocoons of the butterflies, and in the song of the birds and the air that carries them.