Artist member since 2019
Marilu Rivera is a contemporary, self-taught artist born on August 24 th , 1991 in Oaxaca, Mexico. She started painting in 2011, and her artwork “Hunters” was the piece that made her decide to pursue being a painter. She studies “Criticism and Curatorial Practices” at Ontario College of Art and Design University. Marilu’s vision is influenced by the contrast between growing up in a small town full of important traditions, and later moving to a multicultural city where each culture has its unique way of portraying its identity. Her main subject is life and the challenges that come with it. She works mainly on canvas using various mediums.
Marilu lives and has her studio in Toronto close to the lake where she likes to go and gather ideas for new paintings. Nothing inspires her more than the flow of nature.
Describe your home in 3 words
Colourful, lots of light, and lots of plants
Coffees per day and from where
At least one once I wake up, in my house, coffee beans from Oaxaca, Mexico
Why is art important to you?
I can express what I can't in words
Acrylic and Oil paint
Which piece of art you've created is your favourite, and why?
"Hunters" (2011) After I finished this piece I understood that you can communicate with colours, movement, combinations, textures, etc... Not only with words. "Hunters" for me is about humans aiming for their purpose in life, and it made me realize mine.
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