They say “the eyes are the windows of the soul” and the paintings of Floridian artist CORDERO confirm! Her work is intensely emotive, not just because of her powerful, gestural brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and use of high contrast, but also because of the brilliant and captivating eyes of her figures. This Fall/Winter, CORDERO is on the road again to Miami, New York, and Venice (Italy). Meet the artist on Saturday, November 14th from 7 – 10 pm and enjoy free refreshments and live music at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami/Wynwood. The exhibit, “Fusion XII~Infused” (Art Basel exhibition) runs through December 14th. If you are in the New York City area, you can see four of her portraits at the world renowned Agora Gallery’s “Modalities of Expression” exhibition now through November 25th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some of CORDERO’s newest paintings and urges you to see them in person!
C O R D E R O
MEET THE ARTIST
Saturday, November 14th
7 – 10 pm
Free Refreshments and Live Music
Art Fusion Galleries
3550 N. Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127
Gallery Hours: M – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
CORDERO at Art Fusion Galleries Oct., 2015 Gala Reception
Blending realism with surrealism, CORDERO’s paintings are not portraits of actual people, but serve as representations of her own inner emotions and psychology. A talented sculptor as well as a painter, CORDERO approaches painting in a physical way, intuitively building layers of paint with a palette knife until an image emerges and “speaks” to her. It is then that she knows what the painting wants to say.
“Shades of Gray” by CORDERO
She tells The Rickie Report, “I create images in which the activity of ‘looking’ is a central, visual device,” CORDERO explains, adding that the deeply expressive eyes and emotive facial expressions are the hallmarks of her portraits, as they “beckon the viewer to see the true beauty that lies within the larger image.”
- After spending the summer months working on her new paintings, this Fall/Winter, CORDERO takes to the road again to Miami, New York, and Venice. CORDERO’s works are on display now at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami/Wynwood, which is celebrating its 14th Anniversary in Miami/Wynwood with “Fusion XII~Infused” (Art Basel exhibition) through December 14th. And, if you are in the New York City area or planning a trip to the “Big Apple” we invite you to see four of her portraits at the world renowned Agora Gallery for the “Modalities of Expression” exhibition now through November 25th. Visit www.Agora-Gallery.com/ArtistPage/CORDERO.aspx
- CORDERO’s artist profile will be among the artists featured in ArtisSpectrum Magazine, November issue, on store shelves by mid-November or you can visit the online version www.artisspectrum.com/magazine/34/#101
“Something About You” by CORDERO
Painting stylish, contemporary portraits of women with expressive strokes of oil paint on canvas, CORDERO creates works that confront the viewer, portraits that stare directly outward with their enigmatic, complex eyes and gazes creating a subliminal dialogue. Each of CORDERO’S images becomes a stylized female face, rendered with exaggerated colors and dynamic color combinations. Voluptuous, vividly colored lips and carefully articulated eyes serve as points of focus on each canvas. Long strands of multicolored hair frame each carefully contoured, tangibly dimensional face.
“Green Eyes” by CORDERO
CORDERO gives each woman well-defined features, cutting into light colors with saturated or dark pigments to create high cheek bones, arched eyebrows and flecks of colored light. When painting the faces, CORDERO is conveying her own soul and emotional experiences to the viewer. She paints intuitively, creating each work in tandem with her materials. Each larger than life painting has evolved from the artist’s assertive, playful nature.
“Shades Of Gray #2” by CORDERO
An internationally acclaimed artist, CORDERO has shown her work worldwide, from New York to Miami, and in Paris at the Grand Palais for the annual “Art En Capital” exhibition held by the French Ministry of Culture & Communication. In February 2016, she will show her work at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti in Venice, Italy.
“Violet” by CORDERO
“For me, creating art is a transcendental experience where I connect with the creative energy of the Universe through meditation. My soul is my studio. It is in this quiet space that ideas and feelings meld together, then emerge as images filled with light, love, and beauty… My paintings of women’s faces are an outward expression of my soul. They express the emotive and intuitive states of mind that I connect with, manifesting in the form of masterful and expressive strokes of oil color onto the blank white space of the canvas. It is my joy to evoke the Muse and its messages through highly gestural brushstrokes of soft and vibrant passages of oil color. There is no pre-conceived image in my mind. With each brushstroke and nuance of color the image soon emerges and ‘speaks’ to me. That’s when I discover what the image has to say…in a sense, it’s my ‘aha moment.’ And, sculpting faces for over 30 years has given me the ability to create the illusion of lifelike three-dimensionality and structure in my portraits. It’s my soulful journey to create beauty which connects emotionally with the viewer.”
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