About the Book
Booming with dynamic, glowing, sweating colors, Colombian-American painter Viviana Puello's canvases range from expressionistic landscapes and cityscapes to completely abstracted compositions. Her swooping, scratching, simmering palette of warm, frenetic yellows and reds and more calming, gliding blues and cool greens give her art an edgy multi-sensorial dimension that shifts and mutates as it leaps across different parts of each canvas. Explaining the intense liveliness of her imagery, Puello cites the formative nature of childhood experiences – the bright colors, sounds and smells of her coastal hometown – as a guiding aesthetic principle. Accordingly, her paintings invest everyday scenes (city streets, a chair, a river, gardens) with the magical buzz of memory, of songs half-forgotten, of smells and textures amplified through the intensity of colors and shapes.