Pedro Gaston: Perspective
Pedro Gaston was born in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic in 1963. Before coming to the United States, he studied for several years in the Dominican Republic at the Bellas Artes art school. In 1992, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Herbert H. Lehman College. He has also received a Master's of Science in Education from Fordham University. He currently works for the NYC Board of Education.
Mr. Gaston's preference is for painting in acrylic. According to the artist, both music and his homeland have been great influences on his style of painting. He states: "I submit myself to the melodies, and let the notes flow in my veins, dictating how and what my hands should be illustrating." Many of his paintings also portray the scenery of the Caribbean, which is diverse, passionate and filled with color. His landscapes often include scenes of farms and other imagery typical of, especially, the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic.
This is Mr. Gaston's first exhibit at El Taller.