Frank Luna, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio art Altos de Chavon

Frank Luna, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio art Altos de ChavonThe most recent exhibit to open in The Gallery of Altos de Chavón is outstanding. The combined works of Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio and Frank Lara were opened to the public on Thursday the 24th of October with a cocktail celebration during which they received a very warm reception. 

Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio from Mexico is here in the Dominican Republic taking part in the Artists-in-Residence program offered by the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design, while Frank Lara is an alumni of the school who graduated earlier this year, and whose artwork proved extremely popular during the Art Chavón fundraiser event in February of this year. 

Tatiana and Frank displayed their art work whilst mingling cheerfully with students, friends and art aficionados who turned out to admire their art work. Tatiana alongside her beautiful mother and boyfriend José Fernández Castro politely posed for photos and shared her inspiration for her work with the gathered crowd. Frank also spent the night talking and guiding the guests, among them many familiar faces of the Casa de Campo community who had admired his nature-inspired works at Art Chavón 2013. 

Tatiana describes her hyper-realistic and mesmerisingly beautiful, yet thought-provoking paintings as “exploring that almost undetectable state of existence in between realities that exists only in moments of transition. They are fleeting moments that our minds have no time to grasp rationally and are only left to our senses.”

Tatiana with her boyfriend José Fernández Castro

Meanwhile the works of Frank Lara have been described by Stephen Kaplan, dean of the school as being “elegant and sophisticated beyond all expectation”. Frank’s works, utilize the beauty of the nature that surrounds us, such as seeds, leaves, bamboo and turns them into breathtaking artistic creations.

Frank Lara posing alongside some of his “natural” beauties

Congratulations to Tatiana & Frank for their outstanding work! 

The following collection of photos were taken during the opening of the exhibit by Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio and Frank Lara at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón:  

Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio

Tatiana is an outstanding artist who has studied in Mexico, Italy and USA.Graduated  with a Cum Laude at the New York Academy of Arts in Painting Concentration in 2011 and with a Summa Cum Laude at the University of San Diego in California, studying Arts History and Visual Arts on 2005.

Click here to read our interview with Tatiana.

Frank Lara

Frank Lara is from Bani in the west of the Dominican Republic. He studied Industrial Design at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD). Frank then graduated this year from the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design from where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy this exhibit we strongly recommend that you take the time to take a look. Both artists really are exceptional. The exhibit will be open in The Gallery in Altos de Chavón until December 15th.