The 101 Art Gallery’s third exhibition this year features two artists with very different styles of art, hence the name of the exhibition: Contrasts.
Colin Bootman was born in Trinidad and moved to the United States when he was seven years old where he was exposed to comic books for the first time. He says that reading his first comic book was a life-changing experience that marked the beginning of his career as an artist.
At La Guardia High School of the Arts, the different disciplines of art fuelled his passion for the visual arts. In college, he studied photography, writing, and illustration and he became a professional children’s books author and illustrator; his first book was published in 1994. Colin moved back to Trinidad a few years ago. His beautiful representational paintings reflect the many aspects of Caribbean life, landscapes and seascapes.
Alexander Guerrero is a mixed media artist from Venezuela, working and living in Trinidad and Tobago. His abstract art works are informal and authentic.
He is a self-taught artist who was inspired by his mother who used to sew his clothes. Watching her sew inspires him now to create art with paint, fabric, thread, canvas, beads, feathers, wire and whatever materials he needs to create the work of art he sees in his imagination.
His original, abstract, paintings are usually influenced by his life experiences, by nature or music and are meant to be uplifting.
The opening of New Works, Contrasts at the 101 Art Gallery in Newtown, is on Saturday, 12 May 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm. For further information consult http://101artgallery.com