Marianela Pérez. “Lemonade Berry”
MIFA Gallery Miami
5900 NW 74th Ave. Miami 33166
Opening: October 5, 2023
Closing: October 28, 2023
October 5, 2023 marks the opening of Marianela Perez’s solo exhibition “Lemonade Berry” at MIFA Gallery Miami. The exhibition presents a selection of paintings, collages and three-dimensional works, developed from an experience of chromatic intervention of a bush located near the artist’s home in Boca Raton, Florida. After documenting the process, Marianela Pérez researched the symbolism of trees, both personally and in the different cultures of the planet, including that of Venezuela, her country of origin.
According to curator Felix Suazo: “Trees represent strength and energy, a premise that governs the works that make up this exhibition. The project is characterized by its controlled spontaneity, combining chromatic expansiveness and structural rigor.
Dislocated forms and impetuous vertexes point in all directions, as part of a rhizomal plot in which lines, areas of color, transparencies and “raw” zones alternate. From these elements, the works of Marianela Perez unfold as germinal fragments of an immeasurable totality whose archetypal reference is the tree of life.”
The exhibition “Lemonade Berry” will be open to the public from October 5 through October 28, 2023 at MIFA Gallery Miami, a multicultural space showcasing exceptional works of art by local and international artists. MIFA Gallery Miami is located at 5900 NW 74th Ave. Miami 33166, Tel. (305) 470 0009. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. For after-hours visits, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marianela Pérez is a Venezuelan-born visual artist based in Boca Raton, Florida, who has developed her practice within painting, photography and digital art. She studied Commercial Art at Endicott College (Beverly, Massachusetts) and Environmental Design at the Instituto de Diseño Villasmil de León, in Caracas.
Subsequently, she studied painting under the guidance of renowned artists and specialized courses in painting and acrylic techniques. She received his training in photography at Roberto Mata’s workshop in Caracas (RMTF).
After residing in Miami in 2017, she focused her interest in geometry, fragmentation and color, elements she uses as a way to perceive, think and interpret reality, starting from subjectivity and memory. Her references come from images taken from the everyday environment, the urban landscape, architecture,
traffic and fragments of nature that, after a process of transformation and simplification, are taken to basic shapes, lines and angles.
Her exhibition activity begins in 2001, but intensifies since 2009, period from which she has presented his work individually and collectively in galleries and art institutions in Venezuela, United States and Europe. She has also made artistic interventions in public and private spaces.
Among her main solo exhibitions are “The Shape of Color” (Miami Dade College Hialeah Gallery. Miami, 2022), “Geometric Jump” (Spanish River Library Gallery.
Boca Raton, 2020), “LEGA 2” (Barehuä Café. Barrio de las Letras, Madrid, 2019) and “Geometric Jump” (Herman Gamboa Gallery. Humboldt International University, New Professions Technical Institute. Coral Gables, 2019).