Liliana Cortina: Painting of emotions

With an eminently expressionist work, the renowned painter, draftsman and illustrator Liliana Cortina Rosabal (Havana, 1963), transcends her pictorial work within the diverse insular universe of the visual arts. Her plastic production starts from the deformation of the reality that surrounds her, to seek an emotional and subjective expression of nature and man, while impacting the viewer and reaching the most sensitive and inner side of her.

In her most recent works, conceived from different angles of human existence, this artist transmits dissimilar feelings, emotions or behaviors that emanate from her own perspective or personal intuition to reveal discourses with great subjectivity, generally alien to reality, but anchored in it. with a strong and deep imprint, in which the observer identifies messages related to his life experiences or finds in them something that "makes him feel". She has something to say for everyone, just scrutinize her canvases or her cardboard. Hence, one of the main ethical values ​​of her iconography.

Liliana opted for an art of renewal, perception and emotion. Her pictographs have a dramatic charge that emanates from the conjunction of the bodies, generally female — some, amorphous, transgressors; others, beautiful, voluminous, cheerful—, in sober environments, sometimes mystical, with obvious allusions to the nakedness of souls, as if she were trying to retain very hidden and mixed feelings with her brush.

The rational use of pigments - keys in her compositions - allows her to create trichromies in which different shades of yellow, black, gray and ocher are combined with the correct use of whites; Through which she conceives the figurations that germinate from rather flat backgrounds, without taking much interest in perspective or the elaboration of complementary ideas that could ultimately detract from the narratives of the main characters.

Her work, markedly existential and with a philosophical and psychological background, can be appreciated in various ways, depending on the mood of the observer, as well as on her cognitive universe and her power of interpretation. For this reason, Liliana's art is rich and plural, profuse and diverse.

In his attempt to decipher the enigma and mystery of the feminine essence, he does so through an art accessible to the most varied ways and ways in which man can understand life because, in short, his work is nourished by life itself, having as presupposed the premise of the famous French painter Paul Gauguin * (Paris, 1848-Atuona, Marquesas Islands, 1903): "The artist must not copy nature, but take its elements and create a new element."

With more than 30 personal and group exhibitions, respectively, Liliana has consolidated a very personal style; She is now interested in the consolidation of a pictorial language that does not try to emphasize aesthetics, but rather to represent her most intense emotions, in unquestionably expressionist, shocking and descriptive atmospheres. She and she achieves it with ease and lightness.

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