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Modern Luxury, August 2019

IN LIVING COLOR

South Florida painter Valentina Bilbao infuses musical elements into her vibrant works of art.

Let’s be clear: Artist Valentina Bilbao doesn’t paint with music quietly humming in the background. No, in fact, the music is in the foreground, becoming an element that’s just as instrumental to her artwork as are her brush and paint. Born to a father who loved to paint and a mother who played piano, Bilbao can’t remember a time when she hasn’t painted without music playing alongside her. As she explains it, “Music is a piece of art that I decode and paint in color. Simply put, I take a song and paint it. I bring it from the abstract world and bring it to the visual, concrete world.”

The Weston resident has done that time and time again, from painting “Cinema Paradiso” from the classic film of the same name to Hans Zimmer’s “Now We Are Free” from Gladiator to Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain.” Inside her 2,000-square-foot studio in Davie, Bilbao can often be seen painting to the sounds of live musicians strumming notes from the latest song she wants to paint. There, these musicians help Bilbao, who’s exhibited in her native Venezuela, as well as the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Art Wynwood, bring the songs to life with vivid acrylic paint colors on large-scale canvases. “I paint what we don’t see,” she says. “For example, I feel color, and I can hear it. I hear music, and I can feel it inside of me.”

Miami-based collector and realtor Ana Rodriguez, who owns several of Bilbao’s original works, remembers seeing Bilbao paint for the first time nearly seven years ago. “Immediately, when I saw her art, I could feel happiness,” Rodriguez says. “When you see her paintings, you get happy. You either want to dance or want to smile.”

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Air Magazine, December 2015

Air Magazine, December 2015 featuring Valentina Bilbao.

Valentina Bilbao is a visual artist. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, from a very young age she discovered her love of painting, drawing and poetry, she dedicated herself learning new techniques that allowed her to further develop her artistic skills. She felt the need to convey her knowledge, and created the Drawing and Painting Workshop “Brushstrokes”, 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; 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.

Gold Coast Magazine, November 2015

Gold Coast Magazine, November 2015

Born in Venezuela, Valentina Bilbao says she started painting before she learned how to write. Her bright, ink-splattered paintings transform the sounds of music into visual colors. “As a result, you can see and touch the music,” Bilbao says. The 38-year-old artist lives in Weston, where her acrylic paintings are available for purchase at L’angolo Furniture & Art. Her message is all about positivity and a love for life. “In my country, I used to work with special kids and kids that don’t have families because as much as I am an artist, I’m also a child psychologist. I used to show and teach them to grow a love for art,” Bilbao says.

What’s your first memory of doing something creative?
In my early childhood I remember how I spent many hours drawing, painting and creating different things with diverse materials like clay, foil paper and wood. I used to paint the backs of furniture in my house, along with everything in my bedroom. When I was in middle school, I opened an art place to teach kids to learn how to paint.

What inspires you?
Music. I feel like it’s a way to help me transform what I have inside into artwork. I need music and paint for a living. I believe they always go together, and sometimes I am able to paint the music itself. I connect with every sound, each instrument, the voices of the singers and the harmony…. My painting of ‘Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel is one of the songs that helped me make my artwork.

Describe your artistic style in three words.
Contemporary. Energetic. Dynamic.

What artists do you admire?
I love the texture and movements in Vincent Van Gogh paintings, and the energy in Jackson Pollock.

What do you want to express through your art? The power of love. The happiness of love and respect. The magic that is in everything all around the world, and the importance of art.

Boca Life Magazine, November 2015

Valentina Bilbao is a visual artist. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, from a very young age she discovered her love of painting, drawing and poetry, she dedicated herself learning new techniques that allowed her to further develop her artistic skills. She felt the need to convey her knowledge, and created the Drawing and Painting Workshop “Brushstrokes”, 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; 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.

The Chelsea Perspective, Vol. 34 November. 2015

Valentina Bilbao is a visual artist. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, from a very young age she discovered her love of painting, drawing and poetry, she dedicated herself learning new techniques that allowed her to further develop her artistic skills. She felt the need to convey her knowledge, and created the Drawing and Painting Workshop “Brushstrokes”, 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; 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.

Glamour Britain, January 2015

VALENTINA BILBAO Painting is like the air that I need to live. Music fi lls me with energy and feeling. When I start to paint I can feel my heart inside of me inside of me dancing to the rhythm. I am ready to dive into a union of painting and music which blend in a harmonious symphony which makes my soul smile.” Pictured is Dolce Baci, and to discover more of Valentina Bilbao’s work, visit www.valentinabilbao.com

Her artwork captures a full and complete expression of emotions; 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.

Art & Beyond, December 2014

Valentina Bilbao is a visual artist. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, from a very young age she discovered her love of painting, drawing and poetry, she dedicated herself learning new techniques that allowed her to further develop her artistic skills. She felt the need to convey her knowledge, and created the Drawing and Painting Workshop “Brushstrokes”, 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; 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.

Notitarde, December 2014

Valentina Bilbao is a visual artist. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, from a very young age she discovered her love of painting, drawing and poetry, she dedicated herself learning new techniques that allowed her to further develop her artistic skills. She felt the need to convey her knowledge, and created the Drawing and Painting Workshop “Brushstrokes”, 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; 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.

Glamour Britain, December 2014

Painting is like the air that I need to live. Music fi lls me with energy and feeling. When I start to paint I can feel my heart inside of me inside of me dancing to the rhythm. I am ready to dive into a union of painting and music which blend in a harmonious symphony which makes my soul smile.” Pictured is Canon in D Major, and to discover more of VALENTINA BILBAO’s work, visit www.valentinabilbao.com or email valentinabilbao@yahoo.

“Hello, I am contacting you from British Glamour magazine regarding our Autumn/Winter Advertorial page entitled ‘Glamour’s Gallery’, featuring within our November issue on sale from October 6th. I have just been browsing your work and I feel it would be a perfect fit for Glamour and really catch the attention of our stylish, affluent readers. “

Vogue, December 2014

VALENTINA BILBAO. Painting is like the air that I need to live. Music fills me with energy and feeling. When I start to paint I can feel my heart inside of me inside of me dancing to the rhythm. I am ready to dive into a union of painting and music which blend in a harmonious symphony which makes my soul smile.” To discover more of Valentina Bilbao’s work, visit www.valentinabilbao.com

“I am getting in touch to invite you to work with Vogue on an inspiring home interiors advertorial, which will feature in our December 2014 issue of British Vogue, entitled Deck the Halls. Within this covetable edition of Vogue (on sale 6th November), we will showcase an eclectic selection of furniture, artwork and home accessories. We aim to inspire our house-proud readers with unique Christmas gift ideas as well as refreshing new additions to adorn their homes during the festive season. I have very much enjoyed browsing your website, I most definitely think your beautiful artwork will have a great appeal to our stylish readers.”

Glamour Britain, November 2014

Valentina Bilbao is an abstract artist from Venezuela. She began over fifteen years ago after opening a small arts school in Venezuela. She expanded from there moving to South Florida where she now has art in galleries over Wynwood, all of Miami, and many states and countries. The artist works by using soulful and moving pieces of music and transforming them into works of art that capture the songs essence and emotion. She shares her art in hopes of transmitting her message to the world.

Her artwork captures a full and complete expression of emotions; 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.