Tue, Jun 18|
TAP Centre for Creativity
The Rhythm of Colours
Three artists present their individual creativity and inspirations, while complimenting each other through the rich and vibrant language of colour.
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – Jun 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street, London, ON, Canada
About The Event
The Rhythm of Colours is a new, exciting, and energetic art exhibition showcasing three unique emerging talents, showing together for the first time their individual interpretations of colour with distinctive styles. Their work reflects the value of sports in modern culture, social matters, musical visions and some other themes that are displayed to fully embrace various interests and artistic self-identity. Through teamwork and dedication, these three artists present their individual creativity and inspirations, while complimenting each other through the rich and vibrant language of colour, they are also showing that diversity in the fine arts can accomplish creative and complementary harmony.
About the Artists:
Felix Larios graduated with a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2010, where he studied, drawing & painting, and screen-printing, under and alongside some of the finest artist’s in Canada.
His work can be identified by the vivid, bold, and confident colour palette, which unifies his past and present work. Though his work ranges in theme, all his work addresses the complexity of contemporary life, which is represented through the heavy layering to create complex meaning and association that combine to produce a unique narrative meant to connote a slight ambiguity for the viewer for the sole purpose of facilitating their own interpretation of his work.
On the surface, his latest work appears to simply be about the hockey “heroes” of his childhood past, but taking a closer look, the painting’s reveal a deeper questioning of the role of sport and that of the “modern-day warrior” in our contemporary life.
Originally from El Salvador, he started to draw at an early age and motivated by his father’s art work; painting became one of his biggest obsessions along with music. Naturally talented and with no education in the subject, he developed his own techniques by using color pencils mixed with markers, which would give a bright and vivid finished to his drawings. In his studies, he took three years of Technical Drawing which helped him with the use of professional tools and techniques. When he was 15 he met a friend from the conservatory of arts “CENAR” who introduced him into the world of acrylics, and later became one of his best friends (RIP). About the same age, the music talent was developing and up to now, it is the biggest inspiration of his paintings. At the age of 20 he emigrated to Canada where he has worked in various art projects including plays in his church, a series of acrylic paintings that were donated to collect funds and creating a 4ft x 8ft painting for a White Oaks secondary school graduation and many other projects. As of today, he is working on putting together an art show where he can display his different styles and techniques.
His goal is to travel around the world, displaying his art work, and one day make a living out of it.
“I want to leave something behind in this world so when I’m gone, people can still see my thoughts on canvas for centuries.”
Veronica E. Maldonado
Veronica E. Maldonado is a local visual artist who aims to capture the importance of current and historical events through intimate expression and symbolism. She specializes in paintings and drawings, while combining and experimenting with other mediums. Many of her finished works intend to convey moral and logical reflection, as well as to inspire like-artists and thinkers to act upon presented issues. Additionally, Veronica explores various cultures and simple moments in life in her art to remind viewers of the beauty of humanity.
Veronica was awarded the Elizabeth Gormandy Arts-Scholar-Art award and earned her certificate in the Fine Arts Program at Fanshawe College.
Veronica currently pursues a double-major in History and Social Justice and Peace Studies at King's University College.