A Female Titan Called Angelica Rivera



Can you mention to me at least 5 contemporary artist from Puerto Rico, which have two XX in their Cromosomes? jajaja  Come on “XX”, This is not Molecular Biology class, So I will make it simple, Female Artist?  Do you want to know why is not that simple? Because Puerto Rico art movement have been dominated by men, but once in a while you get amazed of the huge talent that we where missing. That is why I feel Proud  introducing to you Angelica Rivera, with out doubt one of Puerto Rico best female Contemporary artist.


It is needless to say that  this is a great example of her work, bold and dark color is essential of her paintings with the occasional texture involved on the canvas. In some cases I even sense  a strong influence of Domingo Garcia technique which is superb because we are talking here of a Puerto Rican master with 60 years of experience in the art world  and Angelica has made a great integration of those concept of light colors vs the black essence in her work with notable rough dark composition with strategically beauty, emotional honesty and  again yes!!! bold colors.

Domingo Garcia

Angelica’s Work does not avoid  artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements instead is fill with all of this element that make a great piece come to life, very subtle and precise effects of light is notorious of her work. I think that lot of emotions are used in the creation of this soon to be masterpieces, I also notice that the starting point of the primary importance of the expression in the feelings of the artist is crucial in her creations. Painting with passion and from the heart will only give you the true essence to understand the kind of artist that you are encountering. Continue reading A Female Titan Called Angelica Rivera

New Talent On The PR Block —- Andres Tavarez

“Salinas” grades acrylic on canvas 12 x 12

One of the main reasons I created this blog was to try and push Puerto Rican art into the spotlight in any possible, from remembering the old masters to the new emerging talent. So this is me trying!!!! I want to present to you Andres Tavarez, a young artist with a style of his own, mainly consisting of black line patters with a strong presence of reality alongside imagination. Color is present everywhere.  Some days you can see a very dark painting and other days an explosion of bright colors.  Could it be proportional to the mood of that day expressed on a canvas? Taking into consideration that many contemporary artists use this technique to express their feelings, we can surely see that Tavarez paints from the heart, a very important and key factor in the creation of good art. Here is a good example:

“Tierras de Viñedos” 14 by 20 acrylic on paper

The basic forms, elements without decoration, simple materials, and the repetitions of structures and color give is work a sense of order and a unique quality. When evaluating Tavarez’s work, note that the transition between colors is very dramatic, as evidenced by the selection of vivid colours, often thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter.  In addition, the range and diversity that Tavarez is capable of is a very rare and important strength for any artist attempting to break away from the pack.

“Familias” acrylic on canvas 12x 24

Tavarez is not an abstract painter.  He is not a expressionist painter.  And his work is far from realism.  Tavarez integrates all of these disciplines in the power of a few brush strokes.  He is able to move through different painting styles, and get away with it with mastery.  This makes Tavarez an exceptional contemporary artist – one whose work you can’t get tired of. Continue reading New Talent On The PR Block —- Andres Tavarez