Original Painting by VIII- Sold.
I believe beauty is a choice. I enter my work with a strong understanding of color, and yield this tool with boldness, as I choose to portray beauty through the energetic force of light and vivid colors. Other influential aspects of my work revolve around the concept of love interviewing the human experience, as well as inclusion and a genuine connection.
Not only other artists move me and influence what I do. I may carry a loud voice within pop culture and the contemporary art world as an artist because I collect emotional expressions that connects us, honors cultures outside of my own and even transcends the viewers into another reality- a cosmic one at times- with an inviting force.
The most fascinating truth about choosing beauty in this field, and generally speaking, is the following: You already know in your heart what’s beautiful before hearing your neighbor’s opinion. This is important to remember, especially while judging artwork, when buying art, when decorating and creating works of art.
VIII (No.8) remains as the artistic signature, following the birth name initials of Visual Artist, Valeria I Martinez- Llamosa. Based in Houston, TX USA. Born and raised in a family with Artistic talents, from Monterrey, Mexico.
The artist VIII specializes in color, special finishes, works with texture and a unique language within the contemporary world and the pop art movement. Attracting art collectors drawn by striking colors and spirited works!
Heartwork No 1 by VIII- Sold.
Growing up in the art niche in Mexico, ''the land of abstract art'', and close to her father, a former artist known as Alejandro Martinez, made Valeria the artist she is today.
‘‘I had the opportunity to meet Latin American painters like Segundo Planes, Marcos Huerta and Rafael Calzada on going basis as they remain friends with my father. Being exposed to artistic projects, poetry, conversations and art exhibitions pushed me to adopt art making as my lifestyle from a very young age.´´
Many artists continue to inspire her to this day. Connecting with the art world is key to VIII, which is why the artist also works with art students to publish art blogs about icons and art history in this platform.
Today Valeria Llamosa also works with private collectors to help them outgrow a collection of fine art along with Off the Wall Gallery, Houston’s most venerable art gallery.
The services she offers as a fine art professional along with OTW are extended; from art consulting to framing, art delivery, installation hanging and any assistance you might need in your personal or commercial space in the city of Houston and beyond.
- VIII (No.8).
Valeria I. Mtz-Llamosa.