Valentina Bilbao

is a visual artist, born in Caracas, Venezuela. She discovered her love of painting, drawing, and poetry at a young age. She dedicated herself to learning new techniques that allowed her to further develop her artistic skills. She felt the need to convey her knowledge, so she created the Drawing and Painting Workshop “Pinceladas”, which had children and youth of different ages. Valentina continued to dabble in art and received more training at the School of Visual Arts, while at the same time she studied Psychology.

Her artwork captures a full and complete expression of emotions such as joy, passion and love with spontaneity, energy and strength through a wide range of colors, textures, shapes and figures making all of her artwork comprehensive and rich in content. In addition her artwork has balance and harmony, which is the result of all the elements in the right proportions coming alive and maintaining a constant motion.

Color is the main character of her work and which all other elements are combined. This technique is the result of admiration and study different movements of art, which shows an extraordinary capacity for synthesis and integration.

My paintings carry a message of love, energy, bliss, absolute dedication, and passion.

My artistic process is reflecting feeling and the emotion of music into artwork. Music becomes my air and energy, and I transfer it into my work. I feel the music inside of me. My artistic process is the subjective decoding of the music and its transformation into color. That is to say I paint the music, bringing it from the abstract plane, to the concrete. Enabling it to be visual and tangible. My heart dances to the rhythm of it. The vibrations of each instrument in a melody come to life in my soul, and I use those feelings to turn each note into color on the canvas.

When I paint, time and space doesn’t exist for me. My work is the union of color and music condensed into a harmonious symphony meant to have different impacts on the soul of the beholder. It brings forth a collection of feelings, emotions, and thoughts. Certain pieces can evoke visions of the infinite blue of the Mediterranean sky and sea while other pieces’ yellow can conjure the heat of the sun melting into the air. The bright green of meadows to the softer colors reminding one of the gentle breezes that makes trees sway to a near silent rhythm. There are so many components of color that enable me to bring intangible images and sounds to life. Music is the essence from which I derive these shades and tones, bringing them to life in my paintings.

My passion for life inspires me to bring positive emotions and thoughts together in my work. Through each stroke of paint I reveal what I have inside, the giant desire to turn the world in to a better place. What I hope to achieve with my work is to give the gift of love, energy, and peace through each painting.

Within each painting, color becomes the central element through which Bilbao is able to express and expand upon her interpretation of music, enabling her to bring those emotions from the abstract to the real world. Her use of a spatula imbues a great deal of texture into the paint, while fostering a sense of movement that is reflective of the inherent fluidity of the emotive realm. Bilbao explains the musical inspiration for her work in simple but moving terms, “Music becomes my air, it is my driving force… I feel the music inside me, and my heart dances with each beat. The vibrations of each instrument dance in my soul, transferring the notes into my artwork… My work is a union of paint and music together into a harmonious symphony that makes my soul smile.” Above all, Bilbao seeks to create paintings that transmit powerful and positive emotions, thereby transforming the world into a better place.

Artist Curriculum

EDUCATION

1999 – University de Artes Plasticas Arturo Michelena Valencia Venezuela.

1999 – Child Psychology, Valencia, Venezuela.

1998 – Teacher at Betania School, Valencia, Venezuela.

1997 – Teacher at Andres Eloy Guzman Blanco School. Studio of emotional difficulties, Valencia, Venezuela.

1996 – Ceramic studios, Valencia, Venezuela.

1996 – Teacher at Jose Felix Sosa School. Studio of learning difficulties, Valencia, Venezuela.

1995 – Teacher at IEE Carabobo. Studio of special kids, Valencia,

1994 – Humanities Bachelor. Institute Santa Cruz Valencia Venezuela.

1993 – Drawing and painting classes, Ateneo de Valencia. Valencia, Venezuela.

1992-94 – Teacher drawing and painting own studio Pinceladas, Valencia, Venezuela.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 – Solo Exposition – Asian Colour Art – Exhibition Hall of IDU La Vina. Valencia, Venezuela.

2006 – Solo at the International Fair of Valencia, Museum of Plaza de Toros. Valencia Venezuela.

2005 – Exhibition at Plaza de Toros “The Cute” Bullfighting.

2005 – Solo Exposition Collection – “Colour Art” Private Exhibition UDI in Valencia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 – International Art Fair – March 18-21, 2016 Boca Raton, FL USA.

2016 – Scope NY – March 2-6 2016 – SCOPE NY Pavilion 639 W 46th St New York, NY 10036.

2016 – Art Wynwood Miami – February 2016 – Wynwood Art Districts.

2015 – Aqua Art Miami – December 2-6 2015 at the Aqua Hotel.

2015 – Curators Voice Art Projects – Premium Art Basel Season 2015.

2015 – Curators Voice Art Projects – SALON 2015/JURIED SHOW – Wynwood Art Districts.

2015 – The Softline- Curators Voice Art Projects Miami, USA.

2015 – Contemporary Perspectives -Agora Gallery – New York, NY USA.

2015 – Silence, Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Miami, USA.

2015 – ArtExpo NY – Pier 94, New York, NY USA.

2015 – Pulse of Abstraction – Agora Gallery New York, NY USA.

2014 – Beautified Objects – Art Basel Season, Curator Art Projects.

2014 – The Illusion of Reality, Bologna, Italy.

2014 – Art Scope – Juried Art Show, Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Miami, USA.

2014 – Venezuelan Art Festival, Fonzo, Miami – Curator’s Voice Art Projects , Miami, USA.

2014 – Tour De Force Closing Show & Art Walk – Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Miami, USA.

2014 – Show Stellar Miami – Curator Voice Art Projects, Miami, USA.

2005 – Elements Fashions. Valencia, Venezuela.

2005 – Club Hipico “Bullfighting” Valencia, Venezuela.

2004 – 1st. Braulio Salazar Gallery Group Exhibition in aid of Special Kids, Olympics held in Japan. Valencia, Venezuela.

AWARDS

2016 – Leonardo Da Vinci 2016 Florence, Italy

2015 – Salon 2015 Juried Show, First Place in Painting, Curator Voice art projects, Miami, USA.

2015 – Salon 2015 Juried Show, l First Place in Painting, Curator Voice art projects, Miami, USA.

2014 – Oct. Salon 2014 Juried Show, Second Place in painting, Curator Voice art projects, Miami, USA.

2014 – Jun. Salon 2014 Judied Show, Second place in painting, Curator Voice art projects, Miami, USA.

1993 Award: First place Poetry, Santa Cruz. Valencia, Venezuela.

1994 Award: First place Poetry, Santa Cruz. Valencia, Venezuela.

1995 Award: First place Poetry, Santa Cruz. Valencia, Venezuela.

INTERVIEWS

2015 – Boca Life Magazine.

2015 – Golf Coast Magazine.

2014 – Notitarde Magazine.

2007 – Interview Magazine Enfokte.

2006 – Interview with Marisol Pradas. Notitarde.

2005 – Union Radio. Andreina Maria Machado.

2005 – Interview with Wilmer Rafael Hernandez, Program: Chain Reaction.

2005 – Interview with Tania Nieto. Union Radio.

Interview by Martha Maria Sambrano. Dat TV.

Interview by Belen Marrero. Dat TV.

Owner of Pinceladas, art studio for kids. 1992 -94, Valencia Venezuela.