Willemstad, Curaçao

Jhomar Loaiza

Jhomar Loaiza was born in Coro, Falcón, Venezuela in 1977. Since he was a child he has had artistic inclinations, perhaps influenced by the abilities that he perceived from his parents. He recognizes teacher Ángel Sánchez, resident of La Vela, one of the first people to teach him painting techniques, in the same way he recognizes in Emilio Peniche, Osterman Velásquez, Alirio Sánchez and Nicasio Duno, artists who have provided important advice for the development of his work.

Loaiza is defined as a self-taught artist, given that his training during his time at the Tito Salas School of Plastic Arts, was very short in 1996. Of his most outstanding facts within his career as an artist, can be mentioned that he has obtained important painting awards, among them his first prize in 2004. Obtained in the I Salon of Novice Artists, in 2008 he won the 3rd prize at the Cacique Bacoa Regional Exhibition, 2010 he won the 2nd prize for the Bicentennial Cultural Explosion, 2011 he won the 1st Prize at the Regional Salon Cacique Bacoa. In 2016 he wins 1st prize at the XVII Salón Churugura.

In addition to mentions in national and regional exhibitions, he has been awarded different distinctions for his contribution to the Arts in the Falcón state. He has also represented Venezuela, in countries such as Mexico, Curaçao and Spain. Currently this artist has been residing on the Island of Curaçao since 2018, where he has made a significant number of murals in different parts of the country to name a few: in Punda, Otrobanda (Kaya Kaya Street party) in Barber and most recently at Sentro Deportivo Kòrsou (SDK).