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Nalayo
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Black Fine Point Pen & Colored Markers on Paper
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Nalayo

Growing up in Venezuela in a dysfunctional family, Nalayo had to face aggression and machismo on a daily basis. From a very young age she learned to protect herself, her mother's well-founded principles and values contrasting with the reality of her surroundings. The dictates of an oppressive society, along with the religious indoctrination of her family and an environment with few possibilities, made her repress her individuality and even feel bad for being different. Her actions were judged as sinful or reprehensible. "We women want to be free in all that it entails, we want to be treated equally, we want to have no limitations, to be respected, to be valued, NOT to be harassed, NOT to be judged. We want all this without being branded, stoned, mutilated" says Nalayo. "We women must reconcile ourselves with our inner world to bloom again."

Through her art, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, allowing herself the freedom she was denied. Her collection of drawings portray wenches standing strongly at the center of her compositions. They are alone, but they are dominant, rulers of a world that they themselves created. Immersed in nature, their bodies lavishly adorned, they are elevated from the margins of society. Made with colored pens, fine tip pens and colored markers, the figures move sinuously through a web of delicate yet intricate patterns. This is a testament to the artist's creativity and expertise in various techniques such as macramé, painting, drawing, and jewelry making as well as her passion for mixing materials with non-traditional techniques.

Nalayo studied Fashion Design and trained in Film and Television in Caracas, Venezuela. She received training in Creative Writing and Scriptwriting. After living in the Dominican Republic, she moved with her family to Madrid, Spain, where she dedicates her time to art and her passion for gastronomy.