Luz Valencia is a Venezuelan artist living and working in Barcelona, where she explores nature and her surroundings in order to create her work, she has participated in many group shows around Europe and has had solo exhibitions in both Barcelona and Madrid.
She was invited to participate in the CAC-LAB at Centro de arte contemporaneo in Quito, where she was able to share her work with students and professionals. She was given Honourable Mention for the 23e Premi Nacional Telax d’art contemporani i avantguardista at Galeria Antoni Pinyol in Reus in 2015, and her work has been selected and featured in Saatchi Screen at Saatchi Gallery in London. She has also recently been selected to participate in Art Lover Ground | The International Art Event in Barcelona
Her work includes a variety of techniques from painting to installation by using oil paint and mixed media on canvas, paper and wood to create abstract colorful experiments
She creates pieces inspired by the natural world, geometry, movement as well as current affairs and people. Working primarily with oil colors applied with palette knives on white backgrounds, that serve as empty scenery to allow colors to mix, interact and interconnect with each other. She also includes repetitive drawing, lines, and geometrical shapes in order to connect the outlines and discover forms and figures that often result in characters and creatures that form part of a complex landscape.
Her use of vibrant and dazzling colors transmit vitality. In her most recent series of work called Cosmic Warriorsshe presents a more figurative style, inspired by indigenous cultures around the world and their struggle for survival.