About the Artist

Aixa Oliveras is a Puerto Rican artist who has participated in several group exhibitions in venues such as Foro Galería, the San Juan Convention Center and Galería Peroni. Her work was also included in the Otto Reyes-Verai collection and is featured in the book accompanying the collection. Born in Bayamόn, Puerto Rico, Aixa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in 2007. She has studied drawing, painting and traditional painting techniques in a scholarship program with the artists Luis Borrero and Amber Lia-Kloppel. She lives and works in Old San Juan, PR.

My paintings center on the space between the conscious and unconscious self. I juxtapose the human figure (conveyed in a figurative, realist style) against a dreamlike narrative, which in turn conveys a sense of unreality, mystery and displacement.

One of my favorite quotes that serves as inspiration for me is from Shakespeare - "There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Through my paintings I endeavor to express one of the ideas behind this quote, that the extraordinary can be found in the midst of the ordinary.

In terms of technique, my paintings are prepared according to traditional painting methods. They are usually done in oils on linen canvas and I also use linseed oil purified by hand.

2013 Reinterpretando el Retrato De Hoy, Galería Obra, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2012 2nd Annual Art Exhibit – Semillitas Multicolores Foundation, Bar Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2010 Baby Steps, Galeria 778, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
2008 Small Formats: Other Realities, Foro Galeria, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2008 Save a Gato with Art, Foro Galeria, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2008 200 in 1-Art & Wine Festival, SJ Convention Center, San Juan,Puerto Rico.
2007 33 Drawings:...Emerging Artists You Shoud Know, Emporio Peroni Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico.