In collaboration with Latincouver for Latin American History Month CICA Vancouver is excited to host Artist Ari de la Mora for a Guest workshop. This workshop will encourage participants to look at the past and future to present the present of Latin America with a painting workshop with mixed media where the participants will launch their creativity.
I am Ari De La Mora, a figurative painter. I have always been passionate about culture and anthropology, people inspire me, with the stories permeating from their eyes, either in the past or in the present. My artistic energy revolves around a strong influence of the female figure, on my paintings I reflect a classical and modern interpretation, juxtaposed with cultural anthropology themes that are presented at a very personal level.
My vision of life speaks of a feminine centre, I see the woman as the root of human existence, like a core in which everything revolves around it. Experimenting with figures and situations that first appear in my sketch books and referring to the contemporary freedom of my time as well, helps me with my continuing necessity to tell stories, creating a combination of art with culture, presented it in an honest and visceral way.
Art should communicate regardless of the time and space, be empathetic and universal.