Gold Beach, acrylic on panel, 40″ x 30″, 2014
Amber Haze, acrylic on panel, 40″ x 30″, 2014
Phoenix, acrylic on panel, 26″ x 24″, 2010
Hippocampus (Sea Horse), acrylic on panel, 30″ x 40″, 2013
Manatee, acrylic on panel, 30″ x 40″, 2013
Sting, acrylic on panel, 48″ x 36″, 2011
Blue Whale Requiem, acrylic on panel, 48″ x 36″, 2011
My paintings incorporate abstraction and realism, invention and observation, mind and matter. They lie at the point of intersection between the environment and our experience of it.
I’m interested in environmental changes, threatened and endangered species, evolution, competition, sustainability—the intricate web of life.
Current works focus on marine life and the beaches and marshes of the Atlantic coast. Much like the mechanics of nature, each painting changes through time, seeking a harmonious balance or resting point. Realism is stretched into something magical, celebratory, and intimate. The external world is filtered through a personal lens. Representative works reveal strong connections immanent between mental states and visual environment.
About the Artist
Kazaan Viveiros, an artist who currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area, earned a bachelor of arts degree with distinction from the University of Virginia. She majored in studio art and religious studies. Viveiros received a master of fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. After graduate school, she remained in San Francisco for eight more years, beginning there her career as an artist.
Viveiros has exhibited work in both solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. Her paintings are collected by a wide array of corporations, including eBay and Capital One Bank, as well as by individuals such as Wal-Mart’s Samuel Robson Walton and author Danielle Steel. In 2003, curator Raffaella Guidobono gave Viveiros a solo show at TAD Concept Store in Rome, Italy. Viveiros’s large diptych The Whale was purchased by Banner Desert Children’s Hospital, in Arizona, and currently hangs in the hospital’s radiology ward. In addition, five of Viveiros’s paintings were purchased in 2010 by the Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program and are installed permanently at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Twice chosen as a visiting artist-in-residence at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia, Viveiros was a 2011 Bethesda Paintings Awards semi-finalist.
Some of Viveiros’s gallery affiliations are: Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors, New York, New York; G2 Gallery, Mesa, Arizona; Saltman Art Associates, Oak Park, California; Atelier Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and Artists Circle Fine Art, North Potomac, Maryland.
Throughout the summer of 2014, several of Kazaan Viveiros’s paintings are on view at The Landing, a fine dining restaurant at Occoquan Harbour Marina, a joint venture of chef Troy Clayton, Richard Krauss, and Dick Lynn.