Mariela’s paintings are rich with symbolic suggestion. In the artist’s words: “Beyond each of the symbols lies a hidden story, and beyond the entire image lies a hidden message. The message of overcoming and renewal in the entelechy paintings are also a message of hope for a society in transition.”
Mariela was born in 1986 in Salcedo, Dominican Republic. At 17 years of age, she moved to Santo Domingo to attend business school. Thereafter, while attending the National School of Bellas Artes (ENBA), she dedicated much of her time to the exploration of life drawing, piano and theatre. When she was 20, Mariela left the Dominican Republic to live and study in the United States. She currently lives in Ohio and has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions.
Mariela prefers to paint with oil, but also enjoys exploring other mediums. Her paintings represent a continuing change through the process of evolution and self-discovery.
“I find my inspiration in beauty, truth, sorrow, anxiety, the concept of forever, death, politics and god. My paintings are a visual journey through time and my search to find true meaning in life. The paintings evolve symbolically from chaos to order. At times, this is a graceful process, as if my subconscious manifests itself through the forms. Other times, it is a painstaking process. Time is infinite and all of eternity exists within each moment; this body of work represents my struggle to comprehend the journey of true life.”
To read more about Mariela Moode and see more of her works, visit her website. And of course, be sure to stop by Mariela’s booth, #523, at Artexpo New York 2010, coming to NYC’s Pier 94 next week! Get your tickets here.