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The Heat is on

The Heat is on

December 23, 2015

The sun is shining, the waves are pumping, and the streets in our sleepy little town are coming alive.  The high season is here in Bocas Del Toro, Panama and it is going to be hot! This Saturday December 26 7 pm at Bocas’ hip art space, Indi Lounge, Soledad Duran and Nico Valley will turn up the heat with their first joint art exhibition Humedad y Fiebre.


Both Soledad and Nico are from Argentina and their story together starts with him as a Rock-a-Billy star and her, one of his number one fans.  She followed his band as they toured trough Argentina, and the spark of love hit them both.  They came to Panama about 4 years ago looking for a place to be inspired, to be creative and to discover passion; they made Bocas their home. Neither dreamed that this is the place that would awaken the artists hidden inside them.


Their styles are each unique, completely different from the other in a way that is complimentary to the art, and to them as a couple.  Nico uses strong and bold lines, with inspirations of punk, comics and traditional tattoos.  He does not describe himself as an artist; he just creates what he feels.  Through the suggestions and gentle pushing of a good friend and mentor, Nico immersed himself in his art and manifested (his word to describe art) his visions for the exhibition. His inspiration for this, his first art show, is Panama and Bocas. 


Soledad’s style is a bit more feminine and complex.  She uses acrylics straight from the tube, markers and incorporates “pieces of everything” into her creations. For her art is… “Understanding your own question. It is perception and clearing, it is about looking past what you see every single day and going deeper inside yourself and others.” In fact when asked about her inspiration for this show it was about finding something different to see each day. “Living in a very small place like Bocas Del Toro, you see the same boy, on the same bike, riding on the same street, at the same time each day. So you have to look for something different.” And it is with this thought that she lovingly created the works she will be showcasing this week.


Both Nico and Soledad have a fiery passion stirring inside them that has made its way on to the prints and canvases for the perfectly titled show Humedad and Fiebre. It’s going to be a very hot and steamy night! We hope you can join us for a night of art and passion with these two incredibly talented people December 26th at Indi Lounge in Bocas Del Toro, Panama.