Tuesday, 30 June 2015


I stood in front of his greys and felt the solitude of life.

And death.

I felt deeply, more than ever, the exquisite sense of serenity and stillness he wanted to transmit in the ordinary objects that he painted.

When an artist dies, a little sun extinguishes.


It will shine even brighter, later.

To eternity.

Felix Perdomo (1958 – 2015), one of the most respected and recognized Venezuelan artists, and proudly part of VER Art Gallery collection, passed away in Caracas, in June 2015.

Now, when I look at his picture, hanging on our gallery’s wall, I can see a lot more than his effervescent textures, or his humble and peaceful atmospheres.

I can see tiny little stars and cosmic powder.

Rest in peace.

Felix Perdomo (1958 - 2015)

Suddenly I have started to realize that an art gallery is serious stuff.

It is not just a space where you hang pictures on the walls and exchange them for money.

It is a lot more than that.

It is a place full of timeless, borderless, colossal, yet sublime energy.

I experienced recently, another flash of this very physical sensation, when we received two new canvases, from artist Jimmy Day.

When I opened the tube containing the paintings and extended the canvases on my table, a whole universe of home reminiscences, breezes, light, even smells, unrolled in front of me.

Jimmy Day’s “Banana Groves” series are just so full of nerves, veins, colours and light, that they conquered the northern latitudes, with another kind of summer.
Jimmy Day - Banana Grove #5 available @

We are currently in the process of stretching and framing them and allow them to find their right place in the gallery, until they find another loving home.

In the meantime, I feel a sense of euphoria.
Definitely, VER art gallery, more than walls and objects:
A rare combination of cosmic powder with drops of sunshine.

Jimmy Day - DROPS OF SUNSHINE available @

Monday, 15 June 2015


Pablo Picasso - Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Art is instant elegance.

Not as in fashion, as art is also a sort of nakedness.

Art is meant for the ethereal body, to cover the skin of the soul, if any.

But in both cases, elegance has to do with character.

Character is always a discovery.

Makes you feel like an explorer,  sailing to a remote island, stepping into the wet, white sand and conquering a whole new world.

Art is also the ultimate luxury.

Art can transform an ordinary corner into a place of splendour, instantly.

What I am trying to do here, maybe very clumsily, is to make a case for why people should invest on art, and more specifically, contact us, Ver Art Gallery.

Recently, and miraculously, I consolidated a small sale.

It felt as if I had sold Van Gogh Sunflowers, or a more recent example Picasso’s Nude, Green leaves and Bust, sold for $106.5 million dollars.

I say it is almost a miracle, because while trying to sell this particular work of art, I kept asking: “Are you sure?  Do you really want this piece?”, “It is expensive you know ..”

And when customers were about to pay, I insisted on sabotaging the sale: “Are you sure you still want this piece?”

Our customers bought the piece and left immensely happy.

And so they should be.

The have just bought style.

A naked truth.


Rare and distinctive.
I am sure their home will be up a level.

This is why people, cities, the world need a moment of stillness, a fleeting instant captured in mid-flight:

Art is stylishness.

Art is instant elegance.

Like shoes.