Mayro Toyo is a Venezuelan visual artist. His expressive works explore the subtlety in portraits and bodies. His work became the reflection of the vulnerable being in a contrasting environment of color interpreted in a playful way. The source of his inspiration arises from the different states of consciousness and the effects on the perception of time and space of what we call reality, is freely interpreted through the application of techniques that makes the figurativism break into abstraction in some points.
I was born 35 yrs ago in venezuela, from there I moved to Argentina, in the middle I spent months in Brazil sharing with other artists and then went back to Argentina. Being coexisting surrounded of many different cultures had important influences in my work, feeling attracted mostly by interesting faces and perception of individual realities.
Art passion in me was discovered at 6 years old, at 8 yrs old I started art classes at Casa de la Cultura Pedro Oporto while was doing my regular studies. I started facing it as my career back in 2008 when I started painting bigger pieces, in the meantime I was spending some time in marketing and graphic design.
Since 2011 I have been taking part in several group exhibitions and a consistent stream of collectives shows including a 2015 individual exhibition in Centro de Investigación Cinematográfica (CIC). Where I was part of a Curatorial project. Art fairs and international shows have also been a constant in my career, and my work can be found in private collections in sundry countries around the world.
I'm always innovating with new materials and techniques; I am in constant development and having a lot of fun in the meantime. For the next years, I hope to be able to take part in art residencies, international fairs and to travel while exhibiting my art.
Casa de la Cultura Pedro Oporto, Cabimas, Venezuela (1992)
School of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016-Paused).