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About FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival, is a unique and eclectic forum for the exhibition and celebration of photography and photography – based art forms. The FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival is a yearly event that has fostered a tremendous growth in the photographic arts in South Texas.
I create a portrait on paper and dismantle it by ripping it into several pieces. The dismantled portrait is then combined with other deconstructed portraits using the same method and made into one cohesive piece. It’s a sort of puzzle that comes together to represent humans as multidimensional beings formed by their different individual experiences. I combine different angles, genders, emotions, and styles to build a completed portrait.
I find the human condition intriguing and that fascination comes through in my art. I draw each portrait with different mediums on black duplex paper so when ripped a white edge surrounds each individual piece, causing the images to be presented in a black and white format. Human emotion is raw and real life controversies are never black and white. In choosing the black and white format, I’m drawing attention to the double standard and hypocrisy in today’s society and within us. Once I construct the portrait from different portrait fragments, I apply the work to canvas.
Petra del Sol
Petra’s art training has included extensive studies with nationally renown artist such as Ken Hossmer from Nebraska, Douglas Walton from Louisiana, Jo Beth Gillam from Lubbock, Karla O’Conner from Washington State, Fritzi Heron from Midland, Warren Taylor from San Angelo, Cathy McAnalley Lubke from San Angelo, David Barranti from Atlanta, GA. Kay Smith from Big Spring, Tx., just to mention a few.
Her training has taken her abroad, going to such places such as Peru, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, Taos and many times to Cloudcroft NM.
Petra has exhibited her art in places such as Ellen Noel Museum, Nancy Fyfe Dozier art gallery at UTPB, Allison Fine Arts Center in Midland, a one woman show at Midland Community Theatre, Museum of the Southwest International Show, Dee’s Bistro and Gallery and the Artizan in Midland.
Petra was born in La Ascension Mexico Chihuagua. Her parents immigrated to the United States when she was a child. Her family lived in New Mexico until she was thirteen and then moved to Texas, living in the small town of Van Horn, until her early twenties. She then moved to Midland, Tx and lived there until she could no longer resist the lure of the big city and moved to San Antonio. She loves the excitement and energy of San Antonio and the many nationalities of the people who live here. Today Petra has found her home in San Antonio and her art reflects that joy and energy.