Paloma is passionate about art and her work is inspired by amazing artists. The original pieces that she works on are special, but her twist on them makes them even more special to her! Frida Kahlo is one of her biggest inspirations and we got to chat with her to learn more about her art, future work, and more.
What project are you working on now?
Main Project is working on a schedule filled with things for the season! Including working on original music with my band Brasoul, making lots of art and jewelry for upcoming events in Broward and Miami. I’m always working on something, whether its music or art, the point is to be always following the inspiration and be productive creating something.
Doing something that inspires you is definitely the way to go! How has your work developed since the previous show?
There is always some type of development in the different ideas and inspiration from show to show. I feel like the work is always turning new corners and the most recent addition is Luchadores (Mexican Wrestlers) art.
Seems like your work is always growing. What’s the last show that you saw?
Just last Saturday, I had the honor to be part of a collective show of Mexican art and artists at Village Design gallery in Ft Lauderdale. The art was awesome and I was very excited to be part of it too.
That’s amazing and glad you were part of it. What’s the last show that surprised you? Why?
When I had the opening for my La Loteria shadowbox art installation at the Miami Dade Public Library in Shenandoah earlier this year, I was very surprised to see this group of local Mexican folklore dancers called Ameyal doing an amazing job dancing and playing Mexican songs as part of the event. I was totally not expecting something like that and I felt very proud to feel all this Mexican Love in Miami for my exhibition.
Always got to be proud of your culture! What’s your favorite place to see art?
I see art everywhere and that is part of the reason why I do photography. I see photos all the time, from the red pepper that I am cooking in my kitchen to the hands of one of my students to the shine on metal or obviously, nature. Art is everywhere!
Art is wonderful, isn’t it? What’s the most indispensable item in your studio?
Aside from my Canon camera, definitely glue, paper and my ukelele.
Where are you finding ideas for your work these days?
Recently, I just came back from Mexico City and I always come back with different ideas, new things and new energy to create.
Seems like your creation is always changing. Do you collect anything?
I use old Frida Kahlo postcards and photos in my artwork but I honestly have been trying to simplify my life and try to be lighter so not trying to collect anything.
Ahh, Frida Kahlo, she’s a classic! What’s the last artwork you made?
Frida mini art and Frida Fans for the fans of Frida! You have to check them out on my popup shop!
They should! What’s the first artwork you ever sold?
My photography. A friend asked me for custom made canvas prints of my photography for her new apartment.
What’s your art-world pet peeve?
People and venues under estimating artists wanting things, performances and one of a kind work for less or the typical “exposure” idea.
What’s your favorite post-gallery watering hole or restaurant?
It used to be Lost & Found but since its gone might have to find a new one. Wynwood Yard, Wynwood diner or Coyo Taco’s mezcal drinks in the back are great!
Wynwood has cool spots! What work of art do you wish you owned? What would you do to get it?
I would love to own Klimt’s L’Abbraccio or Remedios Varo “Papilla Estelar”
What international art destination do you most want to visit?
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil is beautiful. Who’s your favorite living artist?
So many come to mind! Bjork, Esperanza Spalding, Lebo, Renda Writer 😉