Born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1972, my adventures in art began when my grandmother would encourage me to enter art contests as a child. As I grew older and entered the school system, I was always drawing and thinking with a creative mind. In middle school I started getting involved with ceramics and I loved it. In high school I continued with ceramics and dove into glazes and under gazing and the art of firing. During my senior year of high school, I started to adding color to my art. I was lucky enough to have great art teachers that recognized that I had a talent. I am thankful that they pushed me to become the artist that I am today. I began experimenting with oil paints, water colors and acrylics during my senior year of high school. For the first time in my life I was painting and I loved it! The year was 1991 and my soul awakened by the sight of paint on canvas. I would paint where ever and whenever I could. After high school, I moved to Tampa, Florida and enrolled in a technical institute to sharpen my computer and graphic art skills. The year was 1999 and I started playing around with an idea of performing on stage as an art alongside a musician and or a DJ. I started to realize that music and color complimented each other quite well and that optical illusions on canvas usually surfaced in my art. This idea grew into something I now call 'Live Vibe Art”. Live vibe art has taken me too many different venues in many different cities. I have performed and coordinated countless art shows, fundraisers and parties; including orchestrating my own art show in upper eastside in Manhattan, NY. I started my own LLC art company called 'United Family of Souls' or 'UFOS ART'. I am proud to have sold many originals and prints of my work and can be found on several sites on the internet. I currently reside in Tampa, Florida and continue to perform and create new works of art. My motto is 'Never Stop Creating' and I won’t!
Live Vibe Art
Live Vibe Art began when I started experimenting with the “now effect”, meaning capturing the energy vibe of the moment. I realized that art could be greatly affected by sound vibration, so I started painting alongside d.j.s and musicians. The end result was always different and always a surprise for myself and the audience. I started using an assistant artist (Nick Scalise) to help me paint so that I could actually finish a painting within a music set. This idea was born about 13 years ago. It has been a lot of fun and has taken me to numerous shows . The art medium is usually oil paints on canvas and the general size of the painting is typically 30x40 inches. The art work is very organic, raw, abstract and colorful. In time, Nick and I were able to reach a point of painting without devising a plan prior to performing on stage. We would just channel the energy in the room and put it onto the canvas. People loved watching the gradual transition unfolding on stage, it’s wonderful to watch. I currently have over 45 original pieces in my collection and growing. This collection has not been shown and would be great subject matter for an art show. Thank You!
Artist Alfredo Dane Llana and Artist Nick Scalise create Live Absrtact Exspressionist Art. Starting in 2011 we now create our interpetation of the at the momment energy by channeling it through ourselves into color onto canvas at the same time without coalation. What we do is truly music drivin for completeing an art piece within a set of music needs two artist to work at the same time in order to creat the art in time of the music set finishing. It is a uniuiqe and amazing thing to watch. We have done numerouse shows and private parties. we are always for hire if your looking for more to add to any venue. (450 one performance painting/650 for two/size of canvas usually are 30x40inches,bigger sizes will reflect on base prices /finished art work will belong to client after painting has dried and prepared for hanging/ also digidal prints will be taken by artist to keep in records/ artist can use digidal prints for online print galleries , ect, ect.)
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Artist Alfredo Dane Llana also does live performances himself were the piece will take a little longer , viered more toward being a topic of disscusion while at a seminar, private dinner, private party, confrence, ect., ect.. Not to mention as a dualing act with perhaps a single musician of your liking or a trio. What ever the imagination can come up with. (450 one performance painting/650 for two/size of canvas usually are 30x40inches,bigger sizes will reflect on base prices /finished art work will belong to client after painting has dried and prepared for hanging/ also digidal prints will be taken by artist to keep in records/ artist can use digidal prints for online print galleries , ect, ect.)
o “Gala Corina” 1998-2004 was Tampa ‘s premier grass roots art movement featuring over 150 artist. Featured performance Artist for 6 years
o “John Allen” 2008 featured artist of a six month exhibition and performance piece donated to the building of a home for the john Allen foundation upper eastside Manhattan.
o “Maintain” 2000 electronic music festival odyssey night club Ithaca network Triple x records now know as blunted funk records Sanfrancisco
o “Art for life” 1998-2001 featured performance art for one the Tampa bay areas largest aids benefits
o “Galapagos Art Space “ 1998 and 2001 Located in Williamsburg Brooklyn Painting done to the shift and Tommy Moye Blunted funk/ newyork
o “ Sola Creole” 2001 st .petersburg pier Live painting with Jazz band
mid year gala corina event
o “Tropical heatwave” 2006 Live painting with Trombone Shorty
o “Taste of the sense “ 2000 Viva la frida both being chefs at this restaurant we would produce a four course meal followed by a live painting
o “Evolution of art and music” 2001 Yeomans Road pub Self produced art and music event held weekly which ran for one year.
o “Tribal Style” 2002 new world brewery national reggae act
o “World peace benefit “ 2006 Live painting w/ sierra Leone refugees
o “Sound and healing” 2007 international bazaar Ybor city
o “Art after Dark” 2006 Tampa museum of art Live performance
o “Sakana sushi” 2006 Self produced Art show featuring multiple artist
o “Visions art show” 2010 Pane rustica bar and restaurant Self produced cancer benefit
o “Bamboozle “ 2010 Featured performance artist for this monthly gathering
* 'Art at the Vue' 2011 downtown St.Pete , Fla
* 'Tropical heat wave' 2011 Painted to 'Flat Earth Society' from Belgium
* 'Donated art piece to 2011 'March of Dimes' fundraiser at 'Cheap' tampa ,fla
* 'Art After Dark ' 2011 at the Dubliner , Tampa , Fla
* 'Donated art to child Abuse Council of Tampa' 2011 chef competition/auction
* 'Arts Alive' 2011 fundraiser for Bess the Book Bus
* 'Art For Hope' 2011 fundraiser for youth athletics,TampaFla.
* 'Art on the Water' 2011 art show at Tampa Convention Center
Alfredo Llana joined Pixels on August 12th, 2010.