Dedicated to portraying the underwater world of Costa Rica through his art,
Carlos Hiller continues to enlighten the public and communities about nature and the conservation of marine ecosystems through education, using art as a bridge to carry his message.Hiller's efforts to raise awareness are exemplified in public murals, lectures in schools and groups, and partnerships with organizations.
By working with a variety of media, Hiller can take viewers from the forest to the ocean depths, giving visions that some can only dream of seeing.In his newest exhibit, "Ambientes de la Isla del Coco," Hiller artistically conveys the blissful regions of Isla del Coco, where the audience is treated to a voyage of the island's biosphere. "I want everyone to be able to experience the sight of the many animals that populate the area, the nature's sculpted scenic landscapes, and of course, the hammerhead sharks," said Hiller.Spending many years investigating and studying ancient techniques, and improving his own style, Hiller doesn't consider himself a self-taught artist since he bases his art on the knowledge of the old masters. In this way, his technique has grown and advanced his own creative process."This is the most important factor of my work," says Hiller; "I only paint with a feeling of complete balance and happiness. This energy is captured in my works, and if something goes amiss, then it is time for me to go to the sea and submerge myself in the underwater world."
Having journeyed to Coco frequently, Hiller has worked closely with the rangers of this national park and world heritage site and was instrumental in the founding of the Hidden Garden Art Gallery in 2010, which has since become the largest gallery in Guanacaste. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Central America, United States, France and the Middle East.
Hiller's most recent exhibit opens Saturday from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, which is west ofthe Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia. More information is available at2667-0592 or 8386-6872