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.
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.
Although perceived as ordinary as safe, she kept filling her condition through drawing, the window’s views becoming the first involuntary model of her self-thought expression.
Amanda later on left the island and moved to USA. Since 2019 she lives and work between Dominican Republic and Miami dedicating her time to painting and art experimentation.