New Liberia art gallery show features strong, bold images
October 20, 2011: By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Patricia Murolo, a native Costa Rican, opens a show Saturday titled "Litany of Colors." The emphasis is on bold colors and strong images. Fellow artist Cynthia Sáenz said that “Patricia Murolo brings us into a world of dreams and fantasies, immersed in their litany of color and movement. She floods our eyes and soul to bring us into a magical and surreal world belonging to a dreaming mind, unstoppable, a joyful spirit, wrapped color, wanting to love the color and life. “Her labors of love and radiant personality lead us to a nuanced fantasy world of vibrant colors, spreading joy and fantasy, as only she can.”
Ms. Murolo said that ever since she can remember “ drawing, painting and art have been my constant companions.” The San José native said she grew up “around colored pencils, paper, illustrations, and with anything that could capture the fantasies that were in my thoughts.” “My artwork is born within my heart and my mind,” she said. “My favorite themes are dreamy, fantastic and beautiful women and flowers, with multicolor auras; enigmatic and mysterious women that go out through the doorway of my imagination.” She now lives in Playa Avellanas where the birds, butterflies and even howler monkeys give her inspiration for her work. The show is at the Hidden Garden Art Gallery, which is 5 kilometers west of Daniel Oduber Airport near Liberia.