Boston-based Latin American rooted artist Gabriela Molina spent part of her life traveling around South America and Canada. It's given her several distinct voices and points of inspiration to pull from when creating her art. Check out some of her awesome work below!
Red Eye Monsters
This was a piece that I created while I went to a wild life center in Savannah Georgia. I went with my sketchbook in hand to get lost in the forest and get involved with the new world I was in. While I was walking in it, I saw lots of tall trees with fungus all over them and that is when my imagination came into play. I felt that I was being observed by a lot of beings around me. Beings that I could not see but they were there. So I took my sketchbook and started to draw.
Latin American Portraits
A series of portraits of recognized Latin American authors that have represented our history and culture through their work. They have influenced and inspired our culture and people with their stories, novels, poems and every word they once wrote. Besides, they were persons of convictions and values, who were always willing to help and revolutionize their countries with their ideas. They were innovators of the Spanish literature and music. Who broke the "rules" to make new standards. Some of these great men were:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was a great exponent of the magic realism in the Hispanic Literature.
Astor Piazzolla, he was a composer and bandoneon player who revolutionized tango music adding contemporary elements and notes to his songs, making the genre more classical and jazzy.
Carlos Gardel, was a famous tango singer who in his time was one of the firsts musicians who added lyrics to the Tango songs. Tango began as just instrumental music, but slowly Gardel as other authors began to add danceable lyrics to it and thanks to them. Tango as we know it now, is a genre to be danced.
Jorge Luis Borges, was a great writer and exponent of the science fiction and magical realism literature in South America.
A project in which I wanted to create a character who depicted dead and at the same time beauty. Using a feminine character as a synonym of charm and using gun, bullets ante skull to show dead. Although, dead and beauty are not opposites, they are words that make contrast by themselves when you put them together in any kind of representation and that contrast is what I find to be very engaging visually.
A a celebrity that I admire. What he does is something I think everybody should experience at some point. Travel around the world and get involved with different cultures and people. Besides being fascinating it also adds to ones life and a self education. It gives you personal growth, maturity and an open mind. His show reflects that. For that reason, I decided to make a piece to pay tribute to him.
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