Victoria Velozo

Victoria Velozo

Location: Australia

In her works, Victoria Velozo bridges reality and imagination- painting realistic elements of nature with overlays of contrasting collage and watercolour features. I hope to encourage a connection to the environment with the wild birds that bring life to the grassy plains.
Artist Statement
I create contemporary semi-abstracts. My style is quite unique as it combines two artistic styles. I have blended contemporary abstract oil painting with traditional realism water colour. I delight in combining these genres as I love the softness of the water colour in contrast to the vibrancy of the oil paint. I also enjoy the contrast of the Realism and Abstract movements.
In this body of work I hope to encourage a connection to the environment. In their non-
disturbed state grassy plains are magnificent, and vibrant parts of biological tapestry.
Once covering vast tracts of the continent’s plains. The grassland are now among the
most vulnerable and endangered habitats due to urbanization. I express the rugged
beauty by focusing on the birds and animals that live in this environment. I include birds
such as eagles, Crows and Ravens to bring energy and create interest and narrative
although there is also an undertone of the to the smaller birds struggle. It has been
observed that ravens will take I lighted twigs to start grassland fires to flush out small
animals to hunt. Symbolism associated with the Raven can date back for centuries...
The Raven is a symbol of intelligence and wisdom.
People are growing aware of the need to protect our coral reefs, our forests and our
grassland plains. Our environment is being discussed more and more, and I hope to
stimulate care and concern for this beautiful habitat in this collection of works.


Portfolio:

Destiny Series

This series of human portrayal emerge from the sitters’ personal feelings or moods: They are
situational snapshots, in which they are captured at certain moments as if unobserved in mundane ordinary tasks to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, thoughts, emotions and dreams in the narrative. Victoria’s approach when creating a piece is to capture an emotion within the gesture and expression of the subject. Victoria’s art works are influenced by her observations of peoples' daily interactions, enabling her to create moving and unique figurative art.
Victoria is known for her contemporary style using abstraction & realism. Her portraits explore the depths of inner & outer beauty through evocative emotional introspection, pulling her subjects apart to reveal the simplified layers beneath their surface.
“I create atmospheric fluid cell structures representing life and dreams, they symbolise the complex layers of different scales that constitute life, from the molecules or cells to the complex organic dream evoking the style. I am exploring the tension created by line and fluid, the balance between opposite concepts, like reality and imagination. I aim at keeping
only the essence of the figure through a simplified sketch in charcoal, contrasting with the complexity of the surrounding flow of fluid abstract.”

Rain Dance “Rain Dance”

I create atmospheric fluid cell structures representing life and dreams, they symbolise the complex layers of different scales that constitute life, from the molecules or cells to the complex organic dream evoking the style. I am exploring the tension created by line and fluid, the balance between opposite concepts, like reality and imagination. I aim at keeping only the essence of the figure through a simplified sketch in charcoal, contrasting with the complexity of the surrounding flow of fluid abstract.”This work was inspired by a girl dancing at s festival. She was completely absorbed by the music. Wild and free.
80 x 60cm on plywood fluid paint with oil paint overlayed

Destiny Calls “Destiny Calls”

This series of human portrayal emerge from the sitters’ personal feelings or moods: They are situational snapshots, in which they are captured at certain moments as if unobserved in mundane ordinary tasks to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, thoughts, emotions and dreams in the narrative. Victoria’s approach when creating a piece is to capture an emotion within the gesture and expression of the subject. Victoria’s art works are influenced by her observations of peoples' daily interactions, enabling her to create moving and unique figurative art. Phones are our safety, security, connections. Her link to The universe
The girl busily txts; such a common sight.
50 x 70 cm $3600

Endangered Grasslands

In this body of work I hope to encourage a connection to the environment. In their non-disturbed state grassy plains are magnificent, and vibrant parts of biological tapestry. Once covering vast tracts of the continent’s plains. The grassland are now among the most vulnerable and endangered habitats due to urbanization. I express the rugged beauty by focusing on the birds and animals that live in this environment. I include birds such as eagles, Crows and Ravens to bring energy and create interest and narrative although there is also an undertone of the smaller birds struggle. It has been observed that ravens will take I lighted twigs to start grassland fires to flush out small animals to hunt. The symbolism associated with the Raven’s can date back for centuries... The Raven is a symbol of intelligence and wisdom.
People are growing aware of the need to protect our coral reefs, our forests and our grassland plains. Our environment is being discussed more and more, and I hope to stimulate care and concern for this beautiful habitat in this collection of works.

Stone the Crows “Stone the Crows”

Crows and Ravens to bring energy and create interest and narrative although there is also an undertone of the smaller birds struggle. It has been observed that ravens will take I lighted twigs to start grassland fires to flush out small animals to hunt. The symbolism associated with the Raven’s can date back for centuries... The Raven is a symbol of intelligence and wisdom.

_ victoria velozo_50cm x 70cm_19.60in x 27.55in_oil paint on canvas with watercolour collage_2019

Covid19 Isolation art

My COVID19 isolation series commenced on the 3rd April 2020. I am now in lockdown in Sydney Australia due to the virus. Australia, like most of the countries in the world, is trying to slow the virus down in order to prevent it from overwhelming the hospitals. At this point a couple of weeks in, with some cities recording 3000 deaths per day we are all fearful of contracting the virus and are self-isolating in the hope of avoiding encountering it.
I was influenced by ‘graffiti style’ art when I recently flew to Miami USA in December 2019 to exhibit in Miami Art week Art Basel. It was fantastic to participate in the giant Art Show. One of my favourite pastimes was walking the streets in my lunch break… I just fell in love with the fantastic street art. I’d walk around photographing and studying the vibrant works. I remember thinking I'd love to try my hand one day when I get time…Isolation has afforded me a great opportunity to learn new digital and photography skills enabling me to expand my artistic style on canvas.
While in isolation, I’ve had time to think about how the current events make me feel. The fear, the warnings, the eerie empty streets and the distrust of the people near you. I wanted to capture the social distancing measures and considered how to portray them in a single graphic using ‘Key’ words from the media. I feel that artwork from COVID 19 era will be very important in the future by motivating people to ask ‘what happened’? We will explain that virtually within a week the whole world shut down, governments made new punitive laws for people to isolate, disinfect, wear masks and stay home.

Covid19 “Covid19”

My COVID19 isolation series commenced on the 3rd April 2020. I am now in lockdown in Sydney Australia due to the virus. Australia, like most of the countries in the world, is trying to slow the virus down in order to prevent it from overwhelming the hospitals. At this point a couple of weeks in, with some cities recording 3000 deaths per day we are all fearful of contracting the virus and are self-isolating in the hope of avoiding encountering it.
I was influenced by ‘graffiti style’ art when I recently flew to Miami USA in December 2019 to exhibit in Miami Art week Art Basel. It was fantastic to participate in the giant Art Show. One of my favourite pastimes was walking the streets in my lunch break… I just fell in love with the fantastic street art. I’d walk around photographing and studying the vibrant works. I remember thinking I'd love to try my hand one day when I get time…Isolation has afforded me a great opportunity to learn new digital and photography skills enabling me to expand my artistic style on canvas.
While in isolation, I’ve had time to think about how the current events make me feel. The fear, the warnings, the eerie empty streets and the distrust of the people near you. I wanted to capture the social distancing measures and considered how to portray them in a single graphic using ‘Key’ words from the media. I feel that artwork from COVID 19 era will be very important in the future by motivating people to ask ‘what happened’? We will explain that virtually within a week the whole world shut down, governments made new punitive laws for people to isolate, disinfect, wear masks and stay home.

isolation “isolation”

My COVID19 isolation series commenced on the 3rd April 2020. I am now in lockdown in Sydney Australia due to the virus. Australia, like most of the countries in the world, is trying to slow the virus down in order to prevent it from overwhelming the hospitals. At this point a couple of weeks in, with some cities recording 3000 deaths per day we are all fearful of contracting the virus and are self-isolating in the hope of avoiding encountering it.
I was influenced by ‘graffiti style’ art when I recently flew to Miami USA in December 2019 to exhibit in Miami Art week Art Basel. It was fantastic to participate in the giant Art Show. One of my favourite pastimes was walking the streets in my lunch break… I just fell in love with the fantastic street art. I’d walk around photographing and studying the vibrant works. I remember thinking I'd love to try my hand one day when I get time…Isolation has afforded me a great opportunity to learn new digital and photography skills enabling me to expand my artistic style on canvas.
While in isolation, I’ve had time to think about how the current events make me feel. The fear, the warnings, the eerie empty streets and the distrust of the people near you. I wanted to capture the social distancing measures and considered how to portray them in a single graphic using ‘Key’ words from the media. I feel that artwork from COVID 19 era will be very important in the future by motivating people to ask ‘what happened’? We will explain that virtually within a week the whole world shut down, governments made new punitive laws for people to isolate, disinfect, wear masks and stay home.

Pandemic “Pandemic”

My COVID19 isolation series commenced on the 3rd April 2020. I am now in lockdown in Sydney Australia due to the virus. Australia, like most of the countries in the world, is trying to slow the virus down in order to prevent it from overwhelming the hospitals. At this point a couple of weeks in, with some cities recording 3000 deaths per day we are all fearful of contracting the virus and are self-isolating in the hope of avoiding encountering it.
I was influenced by ‘graffiti style’ art when I recently flew to Miami USA in December 2019 to exhibit in Miami Art week Art Basel. It was fantastic to participate in the giant Art Show. One of my favourite pastimes was walking the streets in my lunch break… I just fell in love with the fantastic street art. I’d walk around photographing and studying the vibrant works. I remember thinking I'd love to try my hand one day when I get time…Isolation has afforded me a great opportunity to learn new digital and photography skills enabling me to expand my artistic style on canvas.
While in isolation, I’ve had time to think about how the current events make me feel. The fear, the warnings, the eerie empty streets and the distrust of the people near you. I wanted to capture the social distancing measures and considered how to portray them in a single graphic using ‘Key’ words from the media. I feel that artwork from COVID 19 era will be very important in the future by motivating people to ask ‘what happened’? We will explain that virtually within a week the whole world shut down, governments made new punitive laws for people to isolate, disinfect, wear masks and stay home.