Nicolae Pedro Valera
About the Artist
I draw from my personal experiences to explore the different emotional states and capabilities of the human spirit with particular devotion to the cycles of trials and reinventions we go through.
Nicolae Pedro Valera (1976, b.Habana, Cuba) is an accomplished Cuban visual artist and graphic designer who has shown widely in Cuba, The United States, and abroad. His works are in several private collections, and he currently works and lives in California. He draws from his personal experiences to explore the different emotional states and capabilities of the human spirit, especially in times of trials and reinvention. Inspired by the expressionists, he digs between grays and dark blues to create an intimate series of portraits that capture still moments of the expression, and challenge the viewer to engage in their own emotional catharsis.