Valentina Bilbao is a contemporary artist known for her unique style of transforming music into color by creating large scale vibrant and energizing paintings. Bilbao was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1977 and began painting and developing her artistic skills at a young age. Her passion drove her to open Pinceladas, a painting studio for children, at the age of 15. Valentina studied ceramic and 3D art while continuing her academic endeavors in Child Psychology. She went on to study at the University of Artes Plásticas Arturo Michelena and has never stopped her education, most recently acquiring knowledge from Yale and MOMA. She continues her studies in psychology to understand the depths of human conduct and emotions, which are a large component of her work.
Valentina is now a US citizen, she currently resides and works in South Florida and for more than two decades she has presented her artworks internationally.
From an early age, Valentina developed her identity as an artist through painting and poetry, as well as a love for music. Today, music is a central source of inspiration for her and the main media for her abstract paintings. Her process is to translate and decode music into artwork through collaborations with notable musicians. A striking color palette distinguishes each one of Valentina Bilbao’s artworks and these capture the energy found in music. Bilbao’s thematic use of a spatula is used to add dimension and texture, while the use of the dripping technique makes her a true action painter - painting from all angles. The circular form in her art symbolizes energy, cosmic creation and movement. Bilbao’s ardent happiness is in communicating her love for nature, humanity and enlightenment. Her work comes to life as she brings music to a new visible and tangible place pushing the limits of two-dimensional painting, as pigments and layers create a noticeable physical and psychological depth.