Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Deladier Almeida Comes to Mirada Fine Art

Here's an great article in Denver Post's YourHub section about our upcoming exhibition with Deladier Almeida:

Inspired by Colorado’s ‘Geometry of the Rockies,’ Internationally-Acclaimed Artist Debuts Latest Works in Indian Hills Gallery

By Jan Thompson

As a five-year old child, Deladier Almeida was riveted when he saw a movie featuring an artist demonstrating how Leonard da Vinci might have created the Mona Lisa.  Amazed by the magic of turning a flat surface into a three-dimensional image, that child knew right then he would be an artist when he grew up.  Almeida brings that magic to Colorado when his exhibition, ‘Geometry of the Rockies,’ opens at Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills.  A reception for Deladier will be held on Friday, October 14 from 6-9pm, and his exhibit will be on display at the gallery from October 15 through November 6.

Deladier Almeida at Mirada Fine Art, Linear Eccentricities, Oil on Linen, 30" x 40"

Born in the coastal town of Santos, Brazil, as a young man Deladier Almeida studied architecture, industrial design and urban planning, and worked at a Sao Paolo newspaper creating illustrations of heads of state.  At the age of 25, he met and married a U.S. exchange student.  The couple flew to America and settled down in Northern California. During the flight, Deladier’s first ever, he was stunned the other passengers were oblivious to the panoramic views outside the plane’s windows.  That flight made a lasting impression on him, and greatly influenced his choice to create rich oil paintings of landscapes viewed from an aerial perspective.  

Deladier Almeida at Mirada Fine Art, Flying Over Colorado

Last July, Mirada Fine Art arranged a special ‘fly-over’ of Colorado’s front range in a low-flying plane for Deladier so that he could use his remarkable skills and take on the majestic beauty of Colorado Rockies.  This was the impetus for his latest collection of paintings, entitled ‘Geometry of the Rockies,’ featuring rich, textural oil paintings inspired by the Flatirons, Red Rocks, Rocky Mountain National Park and other Colorado landmarks.

Deladier Almeida at Mirada Fine Art, Boulder Dance, Oil on Linen, 24" x 30"

“I’ve always enjoyed looking down on large landscapes, and I can’t really see the scene unless I go up above it,” explains Almeida.  For some time, he’s wanted to do a series featuring Colorado scenes, and Mirada’s owner and curator, Steve Sonnen, offered him just that opportunity.  “His work really embodies that ‘Colorado feel’ and we wanted him to have a direct connection with it,” stated Sonnen.  The viewer of Deladier’s paintings will be struck not only be the natural, warm color palette he employs, but also the strong geometric shapes and design, helping him depict the beauty of our region.

Deladier Almeida at Mirada Fine Art, Brief Modulations, Oil on Linen, 36" x 24"

Deladier’s career has been on fire over the last year:  he was just on the cover of Southwest Art magazine, featured twice in American Art Collector, and named 'One to Watch' by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.  

Deladier Almeida at Mirada Fine Art, Flatirons, Oil on Linen, 30" x 40"

The public is invited to meet Deladier Almeida during the opening reception at Mirada Fine Art Gallery, Friday, October 14th from 6-9pm.  “Geometry of the Rockies” will be on exhibit through November 6th at the gallery located in Indian Hills on Parmalee Gulch Road off Hwy 285, just 5 miles west of C-470.

Deladier Almeida at Mirada Fine Art, Occlusions, Oil on Linen, 24" x 30"

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know if Flatirons is for sale any where. Very interested in acquiring it. Chris