Gainesville Welcomes Artist Stanley Bermudez!
“I am a Zuliano (Zuliano: colloquial Spanish expression for people born in the state of Zulia in western Venezuela) artist living and working in the United States. Though born in New Orleans, Louisiana, I was raised in Venezuela on the East Coast of Lake Maracaibo, in the western Venezuelan state Zulia.
As an artist, I enjoy expressing myself through a variety of media. In my Masters Thesis (Radford University MFA), I showcased Venezuelan cultural, personal, and religious altars. With my altars I have been able to combine different artistic media into one art expression.
I currently concentrate my work mainly on painting. I am working using acrylic paints as my main media, although I sometimes also use oil pastels and pastels in combination with acrylics. I have been working on a series of portraits (the good, the bad, and the ugly) of characters from history, literature, music, politics, religion, family, etc.
The portraits are straight forward except for the colors which reflect my Latin American background. With these portraits I want the audience to decide for themselves who is good, who is bad, and who is ugly.”