Aixa Oliveras is a Puerto Rican artist who has participated in several group exhibitions in venues such as OBRA Galería Alegría and Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. One of her paintings is also included in the Reyes-Veray Collection. Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Aixa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Plastic Arts and Design in 2007. She has also studied traditional drawing and painting techniques in a scholarship program with the artists Luis Borrero and Amber Lia-Kloppel. She lives and works in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
From a very young age I've had a passion for art. I started drawing when I was around 9 - 10 years old, copying panels from comic books, photos of my family, and drawing in my school notebooks. Soon I realized that art came to me by instinct, and it was something that gave me joy like nothing else in life. At my core self, being an artist is who I am. As I grew older, I became very interested in psychology and what makes us human. The ideas that I wanted to express started to evolve through that lens: how multidimensional we can be, and the emotion that is such an integral and beautiful part of human nature. The Symbolist movement of the late nineteenth century and Magical Realism are also sources of inspiration.
My earlier work focused on exploring psychological narratives through the use of interiors – the rooms and corridors of a home as a metaphor for a psychological state. Currently it has shifted towards work that is focused more on the psychology of the human form – how a gesture or a look can convey an abundance of meaning, all within the context of Symbolic themes such as the mystery of the subconscious self and psychological archetypes. I draw from my own personal experiences and transmute them into a symbolic narrative. Light also plays an important role in my work. It becomes a character in its own right – uncovering hidden layers and bringing emotional notes to light. With each piece I create, I strive to give the viewer an emotionally resonant visual experience – something akin to that moment of “flow” that I experience when I create. Ultimately, my goal and philosophy as an artist is to explore the rich landscape of what it means to be human.