Monday, October 21, 2013

Check out this lovely feature about my work and myself

by Attire Club Fraquoh and Franchomme | Men's Style, Fashion And Lifestyle

In Her Own Words: Artist Pamela Gallegos

 We invited a series of designers, artists and outstanding bloggers to write about their vision, work and inspiration and created a new category on Attire Club called “In Their Own Words”. Each week a new person takes the stand and discusses beauty and creativity from their perspective.

Pamela Gallegos is a fantastic visual artist whose works catch your eye the moment you see them. The fabulous colors, textures and shapes she uses speak about a wonderful world, a world in which cultures and dreams mix. Her works appear to us as tangible dreams and are characterized by a certain sensibility. We asked Pamela to write about her work and inspiration and to our joy she agreed. In this article, written exclusively for Attire Club, she discusses her background in Peru, how she became an artist and where she finds the things she ends up expressing in her creations.
Her designs do not serve the sole purpose to be displayed on a wall, she uses them as prints for practical objects as well. By looking at her designs, we can learn that the arts do not live separate but meet in a confluence of beauty and style.

Here’s what she wrote:

My World, My Mind, My Inner Soul

I was born in Miami, Florida then moved back to Lima, Peru when I was 5 years old. I went to school in Peru and lived there until I was 19 years old. At that time I decided to move to the United States seeking more independence and adventure. I do remember that from a very young age I have always enjoyed doodling and being in the presence of nature and family.

Living in a country with such a rich culture is where it all began. I had this desire for travel and adventure since I was very little, and once I set foot in my first mystical trip, I started to feel the connection between the harmony in nature and the art within it, so then is when I decided to manifest it in my work. I communicate my art through oil & acrylic paintings, drawings in pencil or rapidograph, and in 2003 I took the step to take it digital as I achieved my career as a Graphic Designer in the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

My art focuses on natural elements in all its force. You can see many organic and geometrical shapes in each piece. I communicate life, energy and forces of nature through my art. I chose to paint in oils and acrylics and do illustrations in pencil, charcoal and rapidograph pen.

I also get my inspiration from different cultures and art movements. For example, some of my work has certain influence from my Inca culture, and native icons. These influences are not only from nature elements, but from animal elements as well. My art also has some Egyptian influences. An art movement that inspires some of my work is Art Nouveau, especially the organic shapes and fluidity that you will observe in my art.

Pamela Gallegos
Pom Graphic Design


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