Portraits of a Modern
A solo art show by Cuban born artist Nicolae Pedro Valera. Having immigrated to the United States in 2010, Valera draws from his personal experiences to explore the different emotional states and capabilities of the human spirit, especially
in times of trial and reinvention. Inspired by the expressionists, the artist uses grays and dark blues to create an intimate series of portraits that capture still moments of expression; that challenge the viewer to engage in their own emotional catharsis.
Nicolae Pedro Valera (1976, b. Havana, Cuba) is an accomplished painter who has shown widely in Cuba, the United States, and abroad. His works are in several private collections. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.