Art is my visual voice I use to communicate the essence of my past and present experiences. Sometimes it is so revelatory; it even tells me what is coming next. I use colors to communicate. Whether working in oils or acrylics, my abstract process begins by layering colors directly onto my canvas to preserve the freshness and brilliance of the colors…small touches are left alone, color combinations develop, unexpected images emerge and the paintings start to come alive.
~ Nubia Gala
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After years of working as a representational painter, Nubia began to experiment intuitively with acrylics. Drawing on her personal history as well as meditation practices, reading and travels, she brings a fresh vision of the world through her abstracted imagery and layered use of the medium. Nubia uses the power and universality of color to communicate with the viewer. She begins her abstract process by layering color through direct painting on canvas. Small touches left alone, unexpected images, and color combinations emerge, beginning a relationship with the artist's psyche and emotions. The juxtaposition of the opacity of the one color and the translucency of another opens perceived windows to the soul of the work. History, psychology, spirituality and mysticism are evoked by color and mark-making.
Her paintings contract and expand, hum and vibrate with the rhythms of her world. Nubia is an inventive colorist, using the hues of her palette to evoke an emotional response from the viewer who is drawn to explore implied imagery in fields of color. These unexpected points of reference lead to narratives invented by the viewer. When this occurs, the artist believes she has fulfilled her purpose. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in galleries, cultural centers, diplomatic and public venues. She has been represented by galleries in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Tennessee. Her work is included in numerous private collections in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Nubia has completed successful commissions for private and corporate collections.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Babaloo Fine Art Gallery "Rhythms in Red" Katy, TX
2011 A&M University,"Symphony in Red" Prairie View, TX
2010 Art Village Gallery, "Energy in Red" Memphis, TN
2009 Pink Magnolia Gallery, Katy, TX
2007 Texas Tuscan Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 Leonard Merrell Center, "The World of Nubia" Katy, TX
The Great Frame Up Gallery, Expressions in Color, League City, TX
Artist of the Week, FOX News TV, Houston, TX
Project Joy and Hope, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston, TX
2003 Gallerie Koi, "Come into My World" Jakarta, Indonesia
Spanish Speaking Women's Association, Jakarta, Indonesia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2013 Modern and Contemporary Art Show, L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2012 John Palmer Art Gallery "Holiday Cheer", Houston TX
2012 Art Austin The Domain- Art Festival, Austin, TX