Maya is a Peruvian visual artist based in Los Angeles, California.
The warm palette resulting from the mixture of the shades of beige and monochromatic accents, is informed by an abstract aesthetic that connects with the origins in Maya’s practice: Interior Design.
“For me, colors suggest our own language, a language of mystery and dreams, where we express our creativity, soul and love. By combining them, we generate a composition, which makes us go through different states: from comfort to discomfort. , from depression to motivation, from a lack of inspiration to creativity … For me, it is our best visual expression, which connects us deeply with our emotions. The texture in each of my pieces will be the element that bring us closer to realism and bring us closer to the essence of the work, I will seek to translate the invisible of our emotions into the visible. I am interested in the effect on a psychological level of color on the perception of the viewer, that the mixture of neutral tones can create that power of harmony in each space, in each home”
In Maya’s process, the spaces that she imagines from her practice as an interior designer form her intention behind her in each of her work. Throughout the realization of a piece, Maya develops a color palette that represents her own language, her style. There is nothing better than finding that balance that makes you unique in this life, in the case of Maya, during her creative process there are three elements that cannot be missing: music, interior design and art. There is no established process, each piece has its own natural process; “Many times I find inspiration in nature, in my favorite moments, in conversations full of good energy and a lot of love, music without a doubt, etc … and my ideas flow naturally; while other times my desire to capture my ideas first on paper is bigger than putting myself to experiment behind the canvas. I have always been very graphic and visual, having the need to draw that raw idea on paper is my day to day “. For Maya, each piece has its own story; the main idea sometimes prevails, and other times it takes a radical turn. Connecting with each person through each piece and their emotions makes each project have a sentimental value.
“For me, colors suggest our own language, a language of mystery and dreams, where we express our creativity, soul and love. By combining them, we generate a composition, which makes us go through different states.”