“Ancient Warriors”, Artwork by Amabel RiverónSignature Event Series Art
The Studio@620 presents and exhibit of paintings, Ancient Warriors, by artist Amabel Riverón.
Opening Friday March 10, 2023 with a reception from 6-8PM. Additional gallery hours will be available during Art Walk on Saturday March 11 from 5-9PM and by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public.
Creating this collection of oil paintings focusing on ancient and iconic warriors across various cultures has been a true passion of mine. I was drawn to this subject matter and simply couldn’t move on to other paintings until I had completed this collection. Even now, I can envision future paintings that will add to this body of work.
As an artist, I find history and ancient cultures endlessly fascinating, and the warrior cultures, in particular, have always captured my imagination. The strength, courage, technical fighting skills, and discipline of these ancient warriors is something that is so different from our modern world that it feels almost like fantasy. I deeply admire the level of fierceness that all of them embodied, and my paintings seek to capture that essence.
In my work, I aim to highlight the disciplines and standards that these warriors were held to in a much harder time period, which stands in stark contrast to today’s reality in many first-world countries. Through my paintings, I hope to convey the power and intensity of these ancient cultures and to inspire viewers to appreciate the strength and determination that they possessed.
The three largest paintings in my collection each have an accompanying short story that adds an intimate and captivating dimension to the work. Written by a talented writer and, coincidentally, my brother Christian Riverón, these stories offer a deeper look into the lives and mentality of the warriors depicted in the paintings. By bringing together the written word and visual art, I aim to transport the viewer into a world of heightened emotion and imagination. Each stroke of the brush and each word on the page is carefully crafted and attempts to evoke a sense of wonder. My hope is that this collection will leave a lasting impression on anyone who encounters my art.
Amabel Riverón’s artistic journey began as a form of self-expression and has since evolved into a medium that she hopes will inspire others to unleash their own creativity. A Florida native of Cuban descent, Amabel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, a field that continues to fuel her passion for world culture, history, and archaeology.
The artist’s preferred medium is oil, and her current style could often be described as Figurative Realism encompassed by action drip techniques and abstract textures and backgrounds. This style, which she fondly calls emotional painting – allows her to explore her innermost emotions in a way that aims to captivate the viewer. She tries to imbue her paintings with a magnetic quality that draws the eye, and she is not afraid to take risks when it comes to her art. Each painting represents an emotional relationship with her canvas that has been months in the making.
Amabel’s work is a reflection of her soul – a kaleidoscope of colors that weave a tapestry of her emotions and experiences. Through her art, she hopes to invite viewers into the world of her dreams, a world where creativity reigns supreme. Her pieces inspire us to break free from the constraints of everyday life and embrace our imaginations. With her passion, talent, and dedication, Amabel aspires to make a name for herself in the art world serving to help inspire her fellow emerging artists of all mediums to follow their passions.