Lia Galletti is a painter, born in Havana, Cuba and now living in Miami, Florida. She was heavily influenced by her father after seeing him paint, inspiring her to experiment with drawing during her early school years. After moving to New York with her family, she started to exhibit in the city, establishing her style within abstract expressionism.
Simple forms and Colour as the Foundation of her Art
For Galetti, the most complex messages are encoded in the most simple of forms. She therefore does not aim to present viewers with a particular narrative but she rather prefers her work to evoke feelings that are similar to what she paints on her canvas. Colour is then vital to express these as nuances and variation in tones enable her to portray the continual movement of our emotions, whether they are favourable or not.
Galletti starts a painting by ‘mapping’ her canvas with the outline of an expression or shape, thereafter developing an image that borders between abstraction and reality. She applies many layers of paint, brushing the canvas in a freely expressive way, before her abstract form materialises.
A Favourable American Reputation
Lia Galletti has exhibited widely across America, in special venues like Art Miami and Art America in Miami, Florida. her work is housed in several public and private collections, including the Bacardi International and The Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States, Washington, DC.