The ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean region have given rise to a dynamic artistic development in the region, which is the heart of an ongoing exhibition titled Sharing the Beauty at Beijing’s Cultural Palace of Nationalities.
The exhibition through May 22 is part of the fifth Latin American Art Season launched annually by China Arts and Entertainment Group.
The show teams up seven artists, each of whom represent a country in the region and each bring with them 88 paintings and photos.
Diego Cirulli, 37, who lives in Buenos Aires, paints works centering on social issues, such as inequality and gender identity.
In his drawings on cotton paper, Enrique Rosas of Mexico depicts the surrounding landscapes with a combination of geometric forms.
Rramon H. Almanza, a painter, muralist and sculptor from Panama, displayed his works at last year’s Beijing International Art Biennale. He shows paintings in which he repeats flowing lines seeking to create an emotional link with the audience, regardless of their backgrounds.
His career spanning more than 20 years, Shawn Peters from Trinidad and Tobago brings paintings from his De Sculptor series. The paintings tell how a young sculptor helps people find solutions to their growling malaise.
Nikhil Ramkarran, 43, is a self-taught photographer in Guyana. His photos on display show his great pleasure in street photography. He likes the connection he builds with ordinary people entering his lens: taxi drivers, vendors and workers.
Luis Elias Lucio Ramos, 62 and from Ecuador, hails the creative energy of colors, light and forms in his vivid paintings. He shows the cultural traditions of those native groups living in Ecuador’s mountains with an abstract approach.
Lusymar Blanco Delgado of Venezuela, 49, worked in the media for over three decades. She now teaches at a foreign languages university in Zhejiang province, while also working as a photographer. She has taken photos in both Venezuela and China over the past two years.