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Amaya Salazar, born in Santo Domingo in 1951, is a renowned artist best known for her faceless characters placed in mystical and magical settings that evoke the light and flora of the Antilles. She studied at Artium Academy in Madrid, Spain, and The School of Fine Arts in Boston, United States. Salazar's work captures intimate moments in which women escape the realities of life to bask in the warmth of Caribbean sun. The flora and light play integral roles in her creations, with sunshine and moonlight casting a kaleidoscope of colors across the landscapes. Furthermore, the flora, plays a significant role in her creations, which incorporates elements such as plantain leaves, palm trees, and bamboo trunks, which at times are the focus of the work. Amaya Salazar creates art across various mediums, including bronze, steel, marble, charcoal, watercolor, and ink on paper. Her works are highly praised and are displayed at public auctions, in galleries during individual and collective exhibitions, and in art illustration.
Cándido Bidó, was a renowned Dominican painter from Bonao, that achieved early recognition by winning an award at the 12th Fine Arts Biannual Exposition with his work "Los amantes de la Aldea," (the village lovers) establishing himself as a master of Dominican plastic arts. His work is characterized by intense and vivid colors, with blue, yellow, and orange standing out. The simplicity of his figures reflects an exquisite and sensitive artistry. The 2005, the third Arte de Café collection featured the poetic and intense work of Cándido Bidó, known for its vivid colors and unique shapes.
Dionisio Blanco, a famous painter from San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, was the guest artist for the first "Arte de Café” collection in 2003. His paintings often depict faceless farmers and planters. Blanco, a graduate of the National School of Fine Arts, presents an idyllic, ethereal image of the Latin American rural world through his works. In his paintings, the author conveys the message that "Paradise is here," with farmers who dream of their own lives.
Elsa Núñez, a prominent Dominican painter, authored the seventh collection of Arte de Café in 2008. She skillfully combines abstraction and figurative elements, focusing on images with an expressionist perspective. Her works often depict abandoned women in nostalgic and poignant settings, serving as a canvas for exploring female experiences that demand change. Núñez uses drawing and the texture of color to create works that carry both artistic and social intentions. In this 2008 collection, the artist emphasized the presence of an emotional inner world, intense and dramatic. This edition is comprised of the following items: four cups of coffee, four ashtrays, four dessert plates, and two round decorative plates.
Guillo Pérez, born in Moca in 1926, was a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Santiago de los Caballeros in 1950, of which helater was a director. He was also the director of The School of Fine Arts in SantoDomingo and in La Vega. He is renowned for his abstract expressionist style, which recreates the joy of Sunday mornings in the countryside. His vivid colors evoke the mythical roots of the Dominican people, singing their story. “The earth, sun, colors, silence, and humidity were among the first elements that ignited his passion for painting.” The 2004 collection for "Arte de Café” featured colorful paintings from Guillo Pérez, and it included items such as coffee cups, dessert plates, and ashtrays, each highlighting different angles for visual enjoyment.
José Morillo is renowned for his NaïfArt, making him one of the most important representatives of this style in the Dominican Republic. He has held multiple solo exhibits; andwas the recipient of an important award from the Association of Art Critics for one these exhibits. Throughout his career he has participated in a greatnumber of collective exhibits both in the Dominican Republic and abroad, such as, Canada, Colombia and the United States.