Malagueta: New Works by Tatiana SuarezJuxtapoz // Sunday, 13 Jun 2010
Tatiana Suarez (b. 1983) is a Brooklyn-based Miami native. This emerging artist is an alumni of the University of Miami's Graphic Design program, and also works as a freelance illustrator.
Her style is distinctive -- first, the trademark eyes that draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Suarez takes advantage of the oil paint's ability to create creamy, soft images on canvas. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness.
The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic -- even creepy -- creatures to create enchanted narratives.
Opening: Saturday, July 17th, from 6pm – Midnight
Sketching Session with live model will also be included in the opening, from 7-9pm
Latin Fusion Band performance starts at 9pm
Location: Art Whino Gallery www.artwhino.com
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
Show end date: August 15th