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International Artist Feature: Venezuela

Welcome back to our International Artist Series.

Today
we’re catching up with five incredible artists from Venezuela, a country on the northern coast of South America. I asked each artist how
their country and culture inspired their work, and they delivered great
responses.

Holman Pérez

Holman is a designer and art director from Caracas, Venezuela. His work features incredible typographic illustrations inspired by Venezuela.

Check out his work below, and see more in his portfolio.

Violenzuela en Isometría

I love the variety of everything in Venezuela, how different each region of the
country can be, and the large number of situations that inspire me to
develop something.

Violenzuela en Isometra
Violenzuela en Isometría

36 Days Of Type

I am a native of Caracas, a very chaotic city with too much history
in terms of design. Architects, designers, illustrators, and many more artists who are now recognized
worldwide have passed through Caracas, and all of them have left their
mark on the city.

36 Days Of Type
36 Days Of Type

Hache

Hache
Hache

36 Days Of Type

For a city with many problems, the visual
communicator has a huge amount of opportunities to inspire and generate
contributions to solve problems. I think that inspires me most in my city. I
like it, Caracas and its inhabitants have much to offer the world.

36 Days Of Type
36 Days Of Type

Saskya Tamayo

Saskya is a designer and art director from Caracas, Venezuela. Her beautiful flat illustrations feature important themes reflecting humanitarianism and more.

Check out her work below, and see more in her portfolio.

Humanified – Illustrations

Living in Venezuela is hard, it’s a hard place to live and love, but
there are so many things happening at the same time that you learn to
live in the moment.

Humanified - Illustrations
Humanified – Illustrations

Caracas Ilustrada

This is a multicultural country, so you learn from everything. Everything is made by the people and you can see they have so much in
common.

Caracas Ilustrada
Caracas Ilustrada

Humanified: Puerto Rico Help

Humanified Puerto Rico Help
Humanified: Puerto Rico Help

Caracas Ilustrada

Amazing, that’s the word to describe this community. They really
support young talented artists and they really want to know you. We
share what we love so you can talk with great artists and all of them are
kind.

Caracas Ilustrada
Caracas Ilustrada

Alejandro Herrera

Alejandro is a photographer from Caracas, Venezuela. Featuring compelling photos of unique faces, his photography expresses both amazing fashion and emotion.

Check out his work below, and see more in his portfolio.

Blossom

I’ve been living in Venezuela for a big part of my life and I’m in love
with the creative atmosphere that is constantly evolving. You can learn something new everyday.

Blossom
Blossom

Albus

Venezuela has been
through difficult times and the necessity to create becomes a passion
for knowing more about everything. It helps me to learn myself a
little bit better while trying to figure out what I really want.

Albus
Albus

Lover

Lover
Lover

Nemesis

As a
photographer I started out by taking pictures on the street. Then it became nature,
people, food and fashion. The Venezuelan art field and community means everything to me and we help each other every time by showing
the way we create during workshops and exhibitions. It’s been a very friendly experience for me and my career.

 Nemesis
Nemesis

Catherin Villasmil

Catherin is a graphic artist from Trujillo, Venezuela. Her work features an eclectic mixture of adorable comic cartoons and clever graphic designs.

Check out her work below, and see more in her portfolio.

Azúquita Brillantica Logo

I love the food; the gastronomy of my country is the
only thing that is worth it. And certain landscapes; but I do not know,
because of the difficult situation that we are going through, if those
places are even as I remember them in my memory.

Azuquita Brillantica Logo
Azúquita Brillantica Logo

Illustrations

My style is based, more than
anything, on me. From how I perceive my surroundings, to how I make the
decisions about colors, everything is in my head
and my feelings.

Illustrations
Illustrations

Babyverse Logo

Babyverse Logo
Babyverse Logo

Illustrations

The art community in my
city does not exist because, unfortunately, it does not have the value it needs.
But there are small groups that are dedicated to teaching drawing with small activities using didactic materials for children. 

Illustrations
Illustrations

Marcos Ramos

Marcos is an editorial illustrator and
graphic designer from Caracas, Venezuela. His bold illustrations balance
minimalism and symbolism for a powerful result.

Check out his work below, and see more in his portfolio.

Triada

I am naturally comfortable here,
despite all its current problems. My family lives here, and before Hugo
Chávez, we lived well and were calm here. Under this communist
dictatorship in which we live and suffer, many people are looking for a better quality of life where
they do not fear a repressive regime of freedom of expression.

Triada
Triada

Communism is the Opium of Intellectuals of Low level

I try to communicate directly and
indirectly many messages at once, the grotesqueness of the reality and the
characters that play it for good or for evil.

Communism is the Opium of intellectuals of Low level
Communism is the Opium of Intellectuals

Kids From the Street

Kids From the Street
Kids From the Street

With the Dictators Not Negotiated

Here for 20 years, politics have invaded
all the artistic fields, and therefore the different artists have been
inclined to be for or against the dictatorial regime that dominates the
country.
 
In my case, I am against it and I try to express my discontent and
my opinion. These
communist policies are wrong and only lead to misery, hunger, scarcity,
ignorance and backwardness in all its forms.

With the Dictators Not Negotiated
With the Dictators Not Negotiated

Many thanks to the artists who took time to answer my
questions and share a bit about themselves and how their country and/or culture
has affected their work. You can check out more of their work in the links
below: