In my work, first I draw freely and loosely the subject of my paintings. After that, I let my feelings guide me while I put color inside the lines, one after the other without any real commitment to reality. Just letting the energy flow and the painting tell me what it wants to be.
In my Cities, the real subject for me is the people that are there very loosely represented by little dots and forms, but that are the real creators of the place. Without people, our cities, monuments and buildings are cold and lifeless. It’s the energy of the place that I try to paint.
The series Icons started when I started using the same technique to paint iconic people from the late 60s cultural movement in Brazil called the "Tropicalismo" - inspired by the mixture of cultures and symbols that I like to express through colorful waves.
As I love to invite the audience in a painting, the door each one opens is unique and based on our own sensibility, life experience and dreams.
As a local Artist, I fully appreciate and enjoy the amazing diversity of the Tampa Bay area and truly believe that Art from all its possible forms plays an important role in harmoniously connecting people.
Patricia Kluwe Derderian