Synapse is inspired by the mythology and architecture influence of other times. By using a theme as old as mythology for inspiration, and adding his special touches, Martinez Vanegas achieves an updated, new vision. He quotes celebrated composer Giuseppe Verdi: "Tornate all'antico e sarà un progresso," which means "Let us turn to the past; that will be progress.”
The artist’s fine and delicate drawings and paintings feature great artistic detail and contemporary beauty. The technique of his art is mainly color pencil on paperboard and acrylic on canvas. Martinez Vanegas seeks to have those who view his art “feel inspirational impulses” while admiring the secret meaning and story transmitted through his works.
For more information regarding Synapse, please call the gallery at 954.921.3500 or email email@example.com
Born in La Havana, Cuba, Carlos Alvarez Cotera started to show an interest in art at an early age. Although Carlos was strongly influenced by surrealism, he has not limited himself exclusively to this genre. This has allowed him to create an array of different mediums ( oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, clay, ceramic, drawing), styles and compositions in the marvelous world of art. Cotera has exhibited extensively throughout Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, where his artwork has received many awards. His work is in many public and private collections, and his work can be seen at The Gallery on Greene in Key West, Florida, The Hawkins Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, and The Easel Gallery in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina where he is represented. Carlos is currently involved in Mint Hill Arts, fine arts and craft center in Mint Hill, NC as the First Vice President and is proud to help in its growth and development.
You can learn more about Carlos and his work at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/carlos-alvarez-cotera. For more information about the artist, contact the gallery at 954.921.3500.
About the Exhibition
Maria's paintings are illustrations from her book available on Amazon. This is a series of illustrations for her short novel that she painted while attending art classes in ArtsPark. Her artwork derives from Maria's upbringing in her native Mexico, mixed with a series of dreams with edges of folk art mixed in. Maria Palomino is a student of Resident artist for the City of Hollywood, Larry Joe Miller.