Pilar’s parents noticed her special interest in arts at an early age. At that time, she participated in multiple school arts activities in which awarded some of them. She studied Advertising and worked in this field for about 10 years within important companies in Colombia; however, she didn’t stop pursuing painting, her real passion.
After years, she studied several art techniques on her own as well as experimented with different surfaces and processes. Pilar’s creations are demarcated through the abstraction and figurative style, “faceless faces”, it reveals a very particular and own trend that causes curiosity among the observant public; their faces appear to gesticulate between games of colors and shapes, to which the observer, unintentionally, gives life.
She is in permanent evolution, exploring with different processes and creating through acrylics which include on canvas, wood, paper and recycled materials as X-ray film and insulation panels. Her inspiration comes by stories behind people from Latin America and those who have been impacted her in many ways; also the exaltation of music and her encounters with spiritually saying that” Life is an experience full of emotions, stories, and facts which we learn through time”. As a deep believer that is possible to give love, hope, harmony, and happiness through Art and where soul and body can heal, her recent work is attached with this purpose, sharing the journey and a call back to simple and truly important in life. Her artwork has earned an important distinction in Solo Shows and collective exhibitions in Central, South Florida and Colombia in galleries as Nina Torres Fine Arts-Miami, CityArts Factory, Avalon at Gallery Island in Orlando, Lake Mary Historical Museum, 1st Thursday Program at Orlando Museum of Art, Enterprise Heritage Center, Amway Center, Osceola Arts, Lake Mary and Casselberry City Hall, Colombian Consulate in Orlando, among other art centers.
In 2014, she was invited by The Huila Museum of Contemporary Art and supported by the Governor and the Secretary of Culture of the region to present her series “Alma del Huila”(Huila’s Soul) as part of the program of the 54th International Festival of Bambuco which has been declared Cultural Patrimony of Colombia. Also, was selected to represent Colombia at the 8thProclamation of the Hispanic Heritage Month by Mayor Buddy Dyer. In 2015 and 2016 she was selected for the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Orange County Regional Center by Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Latin Jazz & Art Festival at Casselberry City Hall, and her work is part of the Art of Healing Project of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Lake Nona. Pilar continues preparing new solo exhibitions in Orlando and other cities.
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