Amanda Valle was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1984. Only daughter of a single mother, she spent most of her early years home. An ordinary and settled life on the surface, Amanda filled her time by drawing the worlds and colours living in her mind with the views from the window becoming her first muses for her self-expression.
Later on Amanda left the island and moved to the USA which eventually led her to participate in several events, such as Art Basel Miami 2017, Salone del Mobile Milan 2018 (Nilufar Gallery). Since 2019 she lives and works between the Dominican Republic and Miami dedicating her time to painting and art experimentation.
She is represented by Galerie Molin Corvo in Paris, France.
BACK IN THE ISLAND
I’d imagined for quite some time what it would be like to return home after living abroad, the astonishing scenery, the cultural confrontation, the emotional traction and the aggravated sense of belonging.
I came back aware of the change of settings, knowing that the living environment grew older, but with a burning need of discovering the unvarying spirit of our culture.
With this paintings I strive to revive the unnoticed feelings behind everyday circumstances, using color, shapes and texture to rephrase this lost sensations thundering in the shadows.
Back to the island is a celebration of the unaltered energy that follows every experience. It’s about exploring inner instincts, encouraging the seek of deeper connections between our emotional state and the way we capture the world.