Marianela Perez is a Venezuelan visual artist who has developed her practice within painting and photography. She grew up in Caracas, her hometown, surrounded by a colorful tropical atmosphere, to which she owes her early inclination to vivid colors which, later would emerge in her inclination for arts.
She studied Commercial Art at the Endicott College, Beverly Massachusetts, where her enthusiasm for the visual arts was channeled through technical learning and training of her plastic sensitivity. Upon returning to Venezuela, she studied environmental design at the Villasmil de Leon Design institute, in Caracas, graduating as Environmental designer. Later, she continued her painting studies under the guidance of renown Venezuelan artists such as Corina Briceño, Adrian Pujol and Asdrubal Colmenares, as well as specialized painting classes and applied techniques to acrylic at the Boca Raton Art School (Boca Raton, Florida). Her training in photography comes from the Roberto Mata workshop in Caracas. (RMTF)
Her first paintings fall into the gestural trend. ln them, the color stains referred to the vegetation world, resembling rapprochements to flowers and leaves. Later, she ventured into digital art, superimposing images as collage in compositions in which the urban theme and the color predominated.
Her love for photography became a pivot throughout her work, even supporting the abstract- geometric expression of her current paintings. Her references come from images taken from the daily environment, from the urban landscape, from architecture traffic and fragments from nature that after a process of transformation and simplification, become basic shape lines and angles.
Her exhibition activity started in 2001 but intensified in 2009; period in which she began to show her work at collective exhibitions and tarried out her first solos.
After establishing a residence in Miami in 2017, the artist began more in-depth research about the abstract-geometric language, which perceive, think and interpret reality to give an aesthetic sense to her subjectivity.