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Welinton Lopez B. 1986
Welinton Lopez
B. 1986
Charcoal and pastel on paper
10 x 8 inches
Welinton Lopez
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
This drawing depicts the Mythological God of the ocean, Poseidon. It’s said he was both feared and revered by his subjects and when angered, he would cause terrifying storms. This Myth inspires me to think of my life as an ocean, where I can control my fate through hard work and dedication.

Welinton was born in Rio San Juan, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Dominican Republic. He was very passionate about art as a child and was always drawing many different things. When he was twenty-four years old, he finished studying at the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos (UAPA) in Nagua where he graduated with a degree in Tourism. When Ani Art Academies Dominicana opened in his hometown, Welinton was very interested in studying there because it has always been his dream to be a professional artist. Now he is studying at AAADR where he feels a great sense of belonging. He is deeply immersed in the program and in the future, he hopes to be a respected artist in the Ani family.

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