Flordeliza is a self taught artist who grew up in the National Museum of the Philippines, where her parents worked, as her playground. The feast of visual experience being surrounded with masters' works at a very young age has influenced her strong love for art. Sneaking into the main gallery to adore the 'Spolarium'
, a masterpiece of the Philippine’s National Artist Juan Luna was a constant activity. She has been drawing before she learned how to write and now paints and works on sculptures using different mediums familiar or new to her, experimentation being a joy to most of her recent pieces.
Despite her passion, a city scholarship opportunity led her to take a Business Degree, her other interest. Whether a persistent will or plain fate however, soon after graduation in 1993, she became a fashion jewellery designer for an export company but later on practiced her studied profession and worked on different fields of marketing, research & development, design, administration, management and events.
It was 2007, that she started displaying and selling her paintings at the weekly market in Dubai that she was managing. After a trip to Barcelona and Berlin in 2009, where she got immensely inspired as an artist, she organised a charity auction for the typhoon victims in the Philippines which reminded her of her true calling and left the corporate world. She then started displaying her works in galleries and events, doing live art and performances, giving children art workshops and doing collaborations with other artists. She recently had the privilege to get shortlisted in some competitions that led to exhibitions here in UAE and abroad. Her works are hung in the offices of ADMAF (Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation) and His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi amongst other private collections internationally, with the most recent being the 3m x 9m public mural in Business Bay commissioned by Dubai Arts & Culture.
My body of works either narrate my real life anecdotes or comprise evident elements of my incessantly growing passions. As the number of my works grew, they have become a huge series of a colourful diary.
Some of my works comment on environmental issues, in a rather ironically whimsical way. Some are quiet blissful images depicting spirituality. My recent works tend to celebrate the grace of the human form and nature as I let the expressions and movements evoke the emotion I want to convey, thus showing my love for dance.
Having always used realism as my form of expression, I have now gradually embraced abstraction to keep my subjects raw yet sincere. I aim to give myself the freedom to continue exploring and evolving.
Ramadan Art Bazaar - Ghaf Gallery, Ongoing
Project Mega 2012 - Dubai Mall and Fn Gallery, June 2012
Outdoor Project by Dubai Arts & Culture, Public Mural - Business Bay, Ongoing
Genius – Cartoon Art Gallery, February 2012
Art for Life – Art Couture Gallery, January 2012
My UAE 40th National Day Competition/Finalists’ Exhibition – NBD Head Ofc Dubai, Dec 2011
New Era Introducing - London – Nov 2011, Berlin – Nov 2011, Milan - Nov 2011, Barcelona – Nov 2011, Paris- Dec 2011, Stockholm – Dec 2011, Capetown – Feb 2012, Dubai – March 2012
Art at Kambaa - The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina – Sept 2011
Art at Kambaa - The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina – July 2011
Inspirations from the Deep – Ghaf Gallery, June 2011
Appreciation of Women in Art - Art Couture Gallery - Dubai, UAE – May 2011
Absolut Articulation – Carbon 12 Gallery, May 2011
History is Her Story Too - The Fridge, May 2011
Aldar’s Souk Art Exhibition – Aldar Souk, April 2011
Jazz Festival – Dubai Media City, Feb 2011
Mega X – Bloomingdales Dubai Mall, UAE May 2010
Project Mega - DIFC, UAE May 2010
Jazz Festival – Dubai Media City, Feb 2010
Covent Garden Market - JBR Walk, 2009 - 2010
Marina Market - Dubai Marina, 2007 – 2009