the artist

Connie Lloveras

Connie Lloveras

Havana, Cuba

Connie Lloveras

My work has always revolved around the interaction that takes place between the viewer and my paintings and sculptures.  Through the use of unrecognizable yet familiar shapes, my work invites the viewer to explore these forms in unexpected and fresh new ways. 

My newest work draws inspiration from visual imagery that surrounds us on a daily basis.  Colors, lines, and forms permeate our surroundings.  We walk through our world encountering nature, architectural forms, household objects, human figures, and animals.  I borrow lines and forms from the silluettes of these to create my own compositions where disassociated forms are placed next to each other.  By juxtaposing these lines and forms, the viewer is then faced with a series of questions regarding their own associations to the visual shapes.

By contrasting shapes and lines that are similar to each other yet often quite different I create a dialogue in which differences and similarities can be drawn between natural and man made objects.  The work often uses these elements in ways that contrast the earthly with the divine.  But ultimately it states that we as human figures become part of a visual mesh that makes up our world. My work often speaks of the spiritual longing that I believe to be a universal and central part of human existence.  They depict my human struggle to understand this universe and my own place in its vastness.

Gallery Photo Credit: Carlos Cardenes

Fast Facts

Name: Connie Lloveras


Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba

Florida International University, B.F.A. 1981
Miami-Dade Community College, A.A. 1979

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Jim Couper, Robert Huff

Particular field of study or class work:
Painting and Clay

Major influences/admired artists:
The Abstract Expressionists
Antoni Tàpies; Robert Motherwell

Favorite materials or media:
Clay, canvas, paper, acrylic

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Barbara Gillman Gallery

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