CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER FOR AFRO-FUSION.COM Liz Loz Born in Caracas, Venezuela, of Cuban exiled parents and educated in Puerto Rico. Where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the InterAmerican University, San German, San German, Puerto Rico. In 1980 was introduced to oils and pastel by College professor who studied under the master Olga Albizu, BA and was herself a student of the famous abstract painter Hans Hoffman. Participated in several art workshops, but it is fair to say, it has been mostly freelancing and self-taught. In the early 80’s made South Florida her permanent residence. Liz Loz dedicated to work in the Social and Human services of the Miami-Dade community. Art has been the vessel an outlet from her career as a Social Worker. The daily challenges of assisting the needs of various types of populations drove Liz Loz to find beauty in everyday life objects. Channeling the ability to understand color, shape and light led her to work as a photo-stylist, designer, decorator and as a consultant to art galleries, road exhibitions and retail stores. After an assessment of the consumer’s trend developed a studio where vintage Levi’s denim jeans and jackets where customize and hand painted creations were exhibited and sold. “My work is a constant practice and development of inspirational insight and eagerness to leave an expressive mark”. Liz Loz’s background has created an unusual flair of both primitive, Afro-Cuban and contemporary art. Liz Loz’s pieces are a tribute to the ancient Orishas(Yoruba gods and goddesses) with the enhancement of photography, digitalization and other modern techniques, her art is as unique and sensually mystical as this artist. Her signature is the use of mixed media, an array of inks, oils, pastel, wax, charcoals, pencils and other materials. Most of her pieces are monochromatic with variations of one or two colors. Her favorite tones are the blues, purples and bronzes.
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