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WAO Gallery & Cultural Center located in Altos de Chavón will host a Naif art workshop with their resident artist and Naif art master José Morillo on September 10th. 

Naif (Naïve Art in English) art is an artistic style of popular and straightforward character. It portrays familiar themes and the popular culture of the places where it is produced, created mostly by self-taught artists and considered a popular art, unrelated to an artistic technicality. This is a genre of art that is found in almost every country, hung on the walls of the most famous galleries, and created by some of the most acclaimed and talented artists.

Despite so much going on in this incredible genre, very few actually know what defines a piece of art as ‘naif’. That is why we are invited to join José Morillo Saturday, where through paintings he will talk about the culture of our country. 

Reserve your spot by contacting Wao Gallery and Art Center! Info in the flyer below!


José Morillo

He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on August 16, 1975. He is currently considered the most representative Dominican naif artist. From an early age he became interested in naïve painting, since he used to take walks with his father along the Malecón in Santo Domingo, where colorful Haitian paintings and naïve style abounded. Morillo’s work is recognized nationally and internationally, because in each of them he elevates the features of Dominicanness, including religiosity and magical-religious rites, manifested in his paintings such as Selita La Bruja, Fiesta, La Sagrada Familia, My grandmother and her sisters, Coffee Pickers, among others.