Luis Berros (Born 1970) is a lifelong “semi-native” of South Florida. He was born in Jersey City, NJ before moving with his family to Miami as a child. When he demonstrated ability and an interest in art his parents brought him to an art teacher in an effort to channel his energy towards painting and away from his other talent, “mischief.”
Spending several years as a student in Lesver de Quiros’ studio he developed his skill working with oil and canvas and gained a sensibility for color, composition and the undeniable power of fine art.
In high school Luis was a student of Eric Jenkins at Miami Jackson Senior High, a teacher whose influence still flows in the work he is now creating. As he refined his technical skill along with his knowledge and appreciation of art history, his own style and interpretive arc began to emerge.
Finding an outlet for his creativity, and a welcoming community in the graffiti culture of South Florida in the early 1980’s, Luis took part in this emerging art form and experienced firsthand the power of art without limits. Today he has become engrossed by the under lying narrative of his work, which is to accelerate fine art and street art along the same plane and document the collision.
When Luis isn’t painting he is living, loving and laughing with his two children and his wonderful wife.
What does Luis Berros say about his work?
In my work I attempt to capture the moment where one point of view finds its opposite and discovers compliments, and indeed, a completeness, that was absent just a moment before. I have a true love for the expressive opportunity afforded by the careful composition of color, as well as the technique we as artists use to create our illusion. Like most artists the themes of my work are highly personal and often reveal a nuanced commentary that surprises even me at times. Again, my role is to document the collision, and often I am traveling at high speed towards something I recognize as myself. As the moment of discovery approaches, I am sometimes afraid, but always committed. The materials and the craftsmanship I use in my work are there to provide the integrity and honesty the conflict requires. The same tools and materials used to create and destroy. The same tools and materials used to speak and to bring silence.
Check out his official website if you want to read more about him or if you want to see more of his artworks.
If you would like to see more of his work in person you can visit:
Art & Design Gallery
8690 Biscayne Blvd. #2
Miami, Florida 33138
(305) 762-58 96
Contact person: Ms Napolies