Self-taught artists featured in exhibition near Liberia
Posted on August 16, 2011 by A.M. Costa Rica Staff
The works of Gilberto Aquino Pérez, a self-taught painter who has been
in Costa Rica since 1972, will be presented starting Saturday in
The exhibition is called “Colores y Formas Para el Espiritu.”
Aquino has cultivated several techniques, and the exhibit will
highlight acrylics with the colorful and deep, rich texture for which he
is known, said a spokesperson for the Hidden Garden Art Gallery, where
the show will be presented. The exhibition will show approximately 20
paintings in small, medium, and large formats of birds, landscapes, and
abstracts, the gallery said.
“Whenever I find myself facing a blank canvas, I experience an
immense sense of freedom: the freedom that I get from doing what I love,
transforming my ideas into finished work,” said Aquino. “Upon
completion, I will feel satisfied, or perhaps dissatisfied, but always
know I have given the best of myself in everything I do. This is loaded
with discipline, order in my disorder and above all, love for what I do.
It is not work, but a joy with the knowledge that the greatest
satisfaction will be seeing my work finished.”
Fellow artist Gina Rojas Marín said “. . . his works stand out by the
masterful handling of color, design, and shape; the texture, a perfect
combination to convey what every artist needs and aims for: sensitivity,
and his own interpretation.”
The gallery spokesperson said that an on-site café serving bocas
where people can gather to relax and enjoy the art has recently opened.
The gallery is on the Playas del Cocos highway 5 kilometers west of the
Daniel Oduber airport. The exhibition runs until Sept. 15.