Irene VÍquez

ART BIO 2019
Irene Víquez Salazar

NAME: Irene Víquez Salazar nationality: Costa Rican CIVIL status: married date of birth: 7 March 1964 languages: Spanish and English (fully bilingual) Italian (I speak, read and write) phone: cell phone: 8991-8053

ACADEMIC EDUCATION:

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION Certification as Life Coach
May 2016 The International School of Coaching
(TISOC) Spain - Costa Rica

TRAINING IN PAINTING: Student of the Pintora Flora Zeledón Castaign workshop
2005 -2015

Student of the workshop of Painter Francisco Alvarado
2003-2004

Student of the workshop of the Painter James Theologos 1995 - 2002

UNIVERSITY, 1982-1986: Bsc. Communication Sciences Collective
Emphasis on Advertising. Costa Rica University.

ACTUAL EXHIBITIONS:

Still Life, Honorable Mention, Gallery Ring, online Juried Art Exhibition. March 2019.
Fusion Art, SEASONS, online Juried Art Exhibition, April 2019.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

PAREIDOLIARTE
June 6 2019 Personal Exhibition Institute of Mexico Costa Rica

PAST EXHIBITIONS:

February 2018 VÍQUEZ ART Exhibition Isabel Salinas Gallery Costa Rica

June 2014 Exhibition 11 Brushes Curridabat, Costa Rica Collective Exhibition

May 2013 Social Welfare Association of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica, Collective exhibition

February 2012 I Exhibition of art and photography Mall Multicentro
San Jose Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

May 2011 Social Welfare Association of Escazú

Escazú, Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

September 2010 Yar Burba Gallery San Jose, Costa Rica Individual Exhibition

May 2010 VI Season of the Terramall arts
Curridabat, Costa Rica Collective exhibition

May 2009 V Terramall arts season
Curridabat, Costa Rica Collective exhibition

June 2008 Maiocco Gallery
Bo. Escalante - San José
Ecole Travel - Ecole Experience.
Participation with 3 works in collective exhibition.

May 2008 Association of Social Welfare of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

January 2008 Cultural Institute of Mexico
Bo. The Yoses, San José, C.R.
Individual Exhibition (18 works)

May 2007 Association of Social Welfare of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

May 2006 Association of Social Welfare of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

May 2005 Association of Social Welfare of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

June 2000 Art Auction
Women's Club of Costa Rica - Hotel Meliá Cariari Participation with a work

May 2000 Association of Social Welfare of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

February 1996 International Craft Market
Curridabat, Costa Rica
Collective exhibition

RECOGNITIONS:

2019 Honorable Mention, STILL LIFE Exhibition, Gallery Ring.
2011 The work "Conchal" was selected and published in the calendar "The Color of Costa Rica-2012"
Social Welfare Association of Escazú Escazú, Costa Rica

2010 The work "Casitas en la Playa" was selected and published in the calendar "The Color of Costa Rica- 2011"
Social Welfare Association of Escazú Escazú, Costa Rica

2008 The work "Puerto Viejo" was selected and published in the calendar "The Color of Costa Rica-2009" Social Welfare Association of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica

2007 The painting "Playa Limonense" was selected and published in the calendar "El Color de Costa Rica- 2008"
Social Welfare Association of Escazú

2007 The painting "From my window" was selected to be printed as a postcard. However, for technical printing reasons, it could not be published.
Social Welfare Association of Escazú

2005 The painting "The Corridor" was selected and published in the calendar "The Color of Costa Rica- 2006" Association of Social Welfare of Escazú
Escazú, Costa Rica

Training in the Artistic Area:

2004 to present Oil painting workshop Prof. Flora Zeledón Castaing

May - June 2008 Free Course - University of Costa Rica Oil workshop
Prof. Gilberto Ramírez

1992 to 2000 Painting workshop in pastel technique Prof. Jim Theologos

2000 Drawing and oil painting
ESEMPI
Prof. Francisco Alvarado Avella - q.p.d. Prof. Erick Medrano

2000 Theoretical course on art criticism
ESEMPI
Prof. Francisco Alvarado Avella - q.p.d.

1999 Free Workshop on Artistic Expression
The new school
Prof. Rosella Matamoros

1997 Stained Glass Painting Workshop
Prof. Brenda de Alvarado

1991 Free Advanced Photography Course Faculty of Fine Arts, U.C.R.

1989 Art Photography Workshop
Prof. Jim Theologos

1985 Art and Communication
E.C.C.C.
Costa Rica University

1985 History of Art
Faculty of Fine Arts - UCR

1985 Advertising Art
E.C.C.C. - UCR

1985 Photography Techniques Workshop
E.C.C.C. - UCR


Portfolio:

PAREIDOLIAN NATURE

I am a Costa Rican artist and I have exhibited in many art galleries, and I live here in Costa Rica, where landscapes and seascapes always offers hidden pareidolia, because aboriginal people always practice this psychological phenomenon involving the perception of patterns, especially of rudimentary faces and spiritual animal symbols, where none actually exist. That is why these pareidolian paintings are mainly about nature. If you spot any examples of pareidolia in my paintings, share your beliefs and explain your favorites as well! Thanks a lot for this opportunity.

 PAREIDOLIAN CLOUDY FOREST  “ PAREIDOLIAN CLOUDY FOREST ”

IRENE VÍQUEZ, PAREIDOLIAN CLOUDY FOREST, oil on canvas, 30 inches x 40 inches, 2019

CLOUDY FORESTS ARE ALWAYS PAREIDOLIAN FORESTS, YOU CAN FIND OTHER IMAGES IN ITS LANDSCAPE, BECAUSE AS ANCESTRAL ABORIGINAL CULTURES BELEIEVED, EVERY CLOUD, EVERY TREE AND EVERY PLANT, OWN THEIR SPIRIT

PAREIDOLIAN TAYUTIC FLOWER “PAREIDOLIAN TAYUTIC FLOWER”

PAREIDOLIAN TAYUTIC FLOWER, DIPTYCH OIL ON CANVAS, 32 INCHES X 24 INCHES 2019.

TAYUTIC FLOWER IS AN ILLUSORY PERCEPTION OF AN ANCIENT ABORIGINAL LEGEND IN COSTA RICA, WHERE PRESBERE THE HUETAR CHIEF, WHEN KILLED BY THE SPANIARD CONQUERORS, HIS BLOOD BECAME THIS FLOWER AND THE HUMMINGBIRD HIS SPIRIT.

KEKOLDI BEINGS “KEKOLDI BEINGS”

KEKOLDI BEINGS, OIL ON CANVAS, 48 X 36 INCHES 2019.

IN KEKOLDI AN ANCIENT INDIGENOUS RESERVE IN COSTA RICA, THESE PAREIDOLIAN BROMELIADS PRESENT THE SPIRITUAL RUSTIC FACES OF THEIR ANCESTORS.

GREEN BEING “GREEN BEING”

GREEN BEING, OIL ON CANVAS, 40 X 30 INCHES, 2019.

THESE PLANTS ALWAYS KEEP PAREIDOLIC FACES

PAREIDOLIAN DAWN “PAREIDOLIAN DAWN”

PAREIDOLIAN DAWN, mixed media on canvas, 24x 16 inches 2019
THE LIGHT IN MY TROPICAL COUNTRY ENLIGHTENS EVERY COLOR, MAINLY YELLOW NATURE, LIKE THE PAREIDOLIAN DAWN I SUBMIT HERE.

PAREIDOLIAN BEACH “PAREIDOLIAN BEACH”

PAREIDOLIAN BEACH, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.

EACH BEACH HAS IT HAS THE WAVES AND THE CLOUDS THAT, NEXT TO THE SAND AND THE STONES, FORM IMAGES OF IMAGINARY SPIRITS