Process of painting from choosing a model, establish axis of symmetry, structure, use of several tools such as squared paper, rulers with curves and circles, a plotter to print and enlarge the original image of the character, charcoal to trace and copy the silhouette, layers of painting, etc. It is very interesting, it shows the whole process of creating and developing an art work.
Veronica Pacheco was born on December 7, 1979 in Lima, Peru. When she was 2 years old, she was diagnosed as being severely mentally challenged. ‘Verito’, as shes likes to be called, has achieved to develop in diverse human fields, in which art outstands.
Verito’s art work is characterized by her characters, mainly harlequins, who live in her fantastic world, full of color and joy, full of movement and freedom, surrounded by balloons, musical notes and hearts.
Verito’s paintings are classified in 3 styles: Primary Fantastic, Recycled Fantastic and Intermediate Fantastic. The Primary Fantastic Style is characterized by characters that flow from her own imagination. The characters of her Recycled Fantastic Style are born from the interpretation of pre-existing models of clowns, scarecrows, puppets, dancers, artists, etc. The intermediate Fantastic Style is a fusion between both previous styles.
The trace of her drawings characterizes her artistic development, in oil and acrylic, as well as in watercolor and ink. Verito uses diverse formats, beyond the traditional ones.
Verito loves to title every single one of her paintings. In some cases, her characters have their own name. As soon as an idea spreads up, Verito titles it immediately. Some titles are not grammatically correct, but they have been conserved with the original name, to respect her creative imagination.
It is very interesting to observe how each title represents the general idea of the painting.
“...Hello Verito, I have a non-profit association that is called ‘Corazones Reparados’, in Monterrey, Mexico. We are dedicated to help children from Casas Hogar regarding their psychological treatment, most of our funds come from the promotion of art from children and adults. A friend told about your art work, which is amazing and I’d like to contact you to make an exhibition and promote you in this country. I hope we’ll receive information from you and let us know more about your beautiful work. Greetings, Adriana Muela...”
“The Innocent Art of Veronica Pacheco”
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