Artist Statement -

Artist Statement
I create contemporary semi-abstracts. My style is quite unique as it combines two artistic styles. I have blended contemporary abstract oil painting with traditional realism watercolour. I delight in combining these genres as I love the softness of the watercolour in contrast to the vibrancy of the oil paint. I also enjoy the contrast of the Realism and Abstract movements.
In this body of work I hope to encourage a connection to the environment. In their non-disturbed state grassy plains are magnificent, and vibrant parts of biological tapestry. Once covering vast tracts of the continent’s plains. The grassland are now among the most vulnerable and endangered habitats due to urbanization. I express the rugged beauty by focusing on the birds and animals that live in this environment. I include birds such as Sparrows, Eagles, Parrots Crows and Ravens to bring energy, create interest and narrative.
I would describe my own personal style as continuously creating tension in the artwork. I achieve this through the combined use of premediated realism and abstract improvisation, where the realism is used as a measure of my ability and the abstract work displays my artistic expression. I also create tension in the painting though a juxtaposition of styles, combining a range of traditional painting mediums such as oil, watercolour and acrylic paint together in the same painting. I particularly enjoy the contrast of the vividness of the oil paint against the softness of the watercolour. Often the final varnish is also used as a tool to create contrast with ultra-gloss used alongside matte varnish. I believe this technique serves to make a powerful painting and stamps my own style.
People are growing aware of the need to protect our coral reefs, our forests and our grassland plains. Our environment is being discussed more and more, and I hope to stimulate care and concern for this beautiful habitat in this collection of works.
Recent exhibitions
International Recycle Nature Micro Oxygenation Company Co Guangzhou Nov 2019
International Solo exhibition. Micro Oxygenation Company Co. Guangzhou April 2019
International Art investment Organization Shenzhen China Sept 2018
International Chinese and Western Art exchange Shenzhen, Beijing. China 2018
International Contemporary Art Show Shenzhen China May 2018
International ‘The Other Art Fair’ March Sydney Australia 2018
International Asia Contemporary Art Show Shenzhen China May 2017
International Asia Contemporary Art Show September Hong Kong 2016
International Contemporary Exhibition Kolkata India June 2016
International Sydney City Woolloomooloo Sydney Australia 2016
International Raw Contemporary Artists Exhibition, 2016
International ‘Small World Exhibition’. Perth Australia 2016
International Raw Project Brick Lane London 2015

Artist Exhibitions

Exhibitions recent
 International Shenzhen Art Fair April 2017 Shenzhen China
 International Asia Contemporary Art Show September 2016 Hong Kong
 International accepted for the Florence Biennale.2017 Italy
 International Contemporary Exhibition June 2016 Kolkata India
 International Sydney City Woolloomooloo 2016 Sydney Australia
 International Raw Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Brick Lane 2015 London
 International ‘Small World exhibition, South Australia 2016
 Curio Gallery Wollongong Council Central Chambers November 2017 Australia
 Project Contemporary Art Space members exhibition January 2017 Australia
 Solo February Wollongong City Gallery 2017 February Australia
 Wollongong City, Historic Court House exhibition 2016 December Australia
 Artisans Exhibition, Annually Wollongong City Gallery Since 2011-2016 Australia
 Project Contemporary Art Space February 2016 Australia
 ‘Displaced’ Art Arena Gallery November 2015 Australia
 Solo Exhibition Art Arena Gallery And Studio 2014 Australia
 The Velvet Underground 2014 Australia
 International Woman’s Day Exhibition 2013, 2014 Sydney Australia
 Raw Illawarra , Illawarra Hotel 2014 Australia
 Three Of Life, Project Contemporary Art Space2014 Australia
 Art Arena Landscapes Members Exhibition 2014 Australia
 Project Contemporary Arts Members Group Exhibition 2013 Australia
 Art Arena ‘Voyagers Verge’ Group Exhibition 2013 Australia
 Art In The Shops Thirroul Festival Annually Since 2013
 Solo Exhibition Art Arena Major Nov 12 Australia
 Canivale, Redpoint Artist Association, Winner People’s Choice 2011 Australia
 Thirroul Sea Side Exhibition Annually Since 2011
 Exhibition Wollongong University Long Gallery 2010 Australia
 1340ART International art magazine
 Newspaper Feature Artist lift out Illawarra Mercury 2.5.2017
 The Telegraph, India, English News Paper 2016
 Newspaper Feature Artist lift out Illawarra Mercury 2016
 Artsy Shark feature September 2016 artists-celebrate-nature
 Represented in Artists Palette Magazine, issue No.111
 Feature Artist ‘Artist Palette’ Magazine 6 pages + 2 page demonstration

Education and memberships
Bachelor of Creative Arts University of Wollongong, Australia
Bachelor of Science, Psychology University of Wollongong Australia
 RAVA advanced watercolor with Ann Clarke
 Art Services Manager for Greenacres Disability Services, current 2016
 Organizer and Curator of the Greenacres Disability Services art exhibitions
 Teacher 4 x Painting workshops at Wollongong City Gallery December 2016
 Bespoke Clothing 2016 San Francisco
 Art Arena Gallery and Studio President, 2015
 Illawarra Ceramics Society member 2016
 IAVA premium member 2016
 4 murals for the Botanic Gardens Discovery Centre
 Abstract workshop by Lorna Crane 2014
 Red Point Artist Association exhibiting member, current, 2017
 Sculpture, tutored by Bert Fugleman Wollongong University
Online Galleries links
 Saatchi Artist httpswww.saatchiart.comvelozoart
 Bespoke clothing httpshopvida.comcollectionsvoicesvictoria-velozo
 Asia Contemporary Art httpwww.asiacontemporaryart.comartistsartistVictoria_Velozoen
 Victoria Velozo website
 Instagram httpswww.instagram.comvelozoart


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