Guadalupe Valdes – Chilean Visual Artist

"como un soplo/like a blast" - painting by Guadalupe Valdes - featured at "Flow" exhibit at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C.

“como un soplo/like a blast” – painting by Guadalupe Valdes – featured at “Flow” exhibit at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C. The image of her artwork came from her website: http://www.guadalupevaldes.com

This past weekend, I went to the opening of the exhibit “Flow” of work by Guadalupe Valdes, a chilean painter and visual artist. The exhibit is at Washington, D.C.’s GALA Hispanic Theatre and is sponsored by the Chilean Embassy.

me (left) with Chilean Artist Guadalupe Valdes at the opening of her exhibit "Flow" at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington, D.C.

me (left) with Chilean Artist Guadalupe Valdes at the opening of her exhibit “Flow” at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington, D.C.

Lucky me, I got to meet Guadalupe and briefly spoke to her (in Spanish!) about her art and my art.

Her word of advice: perseverance.

I love her influences of nature, feminism, textures, and colors. She uses different types of medium in her painting lending for wonderful texture – both tactile, and visual. See more of her most recent photos on her website, here.

At the exhibit, she has a set of piece that have the same simple print of two birds, and she paints different scenes around them with different colors, images, and moods. Some were darker, some lighter. At the exhibit she explained that the collection is representative of life and the array of different human experiences through our lives.

Her exhibit “Flow” is described this way:

Through a series of paintings on canvas and paper, Chilean artist Guadalupe Valdes seeks to show the human being which, like a bird, is destined to oscillate between Heaven and Earth. The circle is a metaphor of life: a fertile uterus, the eternal return to nature’s cycles, an element without beginning or end.

She and her art are truly inspirational!

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