The creative drive of the Venezuelan artist Lesly Chacon, is generated by impulses of ideas, allowing her to continue creating and developing her pictorial work.
an article written by Mona Lisa Abramovich
The creative drive of the Venezuelan artist Lesly Chacon (b. 1984), is generated by impulses of ideas, allowing her to continue creating and developing her pictorial work.
In terms of materials, Chacon prefers to paint with oil on canvas, due to its perseverance in history and time. The works of Chacon emerge from the thought of a particular idea or theme, leading to the image she feels like capturing and pre-study. Other works emerge by them selves.
The current theme of Chacon has its offspring in the specific landscape of the island of her origin, Nueva Esparta. The Nueva Esparta State, is one of the 23 states of Venezuela. It comprises Margarita Island, Coche, and the largely uninhabited Cubagua. The state has the smallest area, and is located off the northeast Caribbean coast of Venezuela. It is the only insular state of Venezuela, which makes the island quite unique.
Apart from this series, Chacon is also working on a series that represents moments in everyday life. To Chacon, there are several keys element in creating a good composition. Those consists in good management of color, proportions and perspective - everything influences the existence of harmony in (a) space.
When mentioning artists that influence her work, Chacon mentions the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), the American artist Richard Phillip (b. 1962), the Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist Francis Alÿs (b. 1959) and the Venezuelan painter Luis Chacon (1927-2009), who apart from being her uncle, was her teacher.