Tatiana Blanco is an artist who is truly reflective of the diverse places she has lived. A first generation Cuban-American, Tatiana was born on February 28, 1984. By the age of eighteen, Tatiana had lived in Costa Rica, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland. Early in life she was exposed to the various kinds of cultures surrounding her upbringing. While in Puerto Rico, she discovered her passion for art and eagerness to explore its history. During the time she was attending school in Switzerland, Tatiana was able to travel to different countries. Her travels led her to immerse herself in art, and experience new sights, colors, and textures that would influence her life as an artist.
Tatiana uses these experiences to develop her artwork; she describes her sculptures as a fusion of the technical strengths of classical work with the awareness of modern art. She uses metal in her sculptures in a modern way to connect the old with the new. Her pieces are respectful of her craft’s history and the progression of art, as well as relevant to fresh creativity of the future. Tatiana’s analysis of the human body and her understanding of movement make her sculptures realistic with an insight into the artist’s emotional expression. Tatiana’s artistic spectrum includes painting, sculpture and jewelry, yet her main focus is sculpture.
Tatiana is now living in Miami where she is developing a new series of sculptures. Her work has been showcased in many galleries including Miami’s famous Wynwood art district and in the 2008 Art Basel. She is also ranked among the top five artists of United Creators Award of 2009. Tatiana continues to create her artwork while portraying her life experiences through the human form.
Tatiana Blanco’s work is as dynamic as her environments. Throughout her travels, Tatiana has been able to understand the historical sense of sculpture, and the unique opportunity to be surrounded by various people and cultures. These people have captivated her artistic ability and are transformed into images of art. Tatiana’s sculptures combine the skill of classical sculptures with modern and sleek metal materials. Her artwork creates a link between the past and the ever changing present.
Tatiana’s concepts of the human form and human emotions translate into her bodies of work. The fluidity of her artwork makes it difficult to believe the forms are created from metal. Tatiana uses her materials as if they were an extension of her being, and allow these human forms to express her emotions and experiences. The graceful images of her figures are often faceless giving them a universal meaning. To her, the human body communicates a message and speaks a universal language.