LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Goldfarb has been named the official artist of the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com), it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Goldfarb's artwork will proudly be used as the official image for the world's premier Latin music event and will grace the cover of the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards invitation, show tickets, poster, program book, and other important applications. The commissioned artwork was unveiled today at a press conference in Hollywood, Calif., announcing this year's Latin GRAMMY nominees. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
"It is with great enthusiasm each year that we introduce an artist, internationally, whose vision commemorates our upcoming award season, so it is an honor to present this year's artist whose work captures an exquisite beauty rich with natural imagery and a great South American perspective," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "Walter Goldfarb's contemporary interpretation incorporates a colorful layering of visual splendor evoking a tapestry-like presentation that encompasses the fluidity, harmony and emotion that Latin music embodies."
Born in Rio de Janeiro and studying at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage), where he is now a painting instructor, Goldfarb's inspiration for his art varies from historical art references to religious iconography, literature and music. He is known for his juxtaposition of conventional painting and drawing against a variety of media including embroidery, jewels, tempera, charcoal, oil, and pastel. His series titled "Lysergic," inspired by the color and contrast of the Brazilian sunlight, is a blend of neo-impressionism and baroque influence and is the basis for his creation of the official 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards artwork. Achieving international status, Goldfarb's work has been exhibited in Italy, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Venezuela. His newest solo exhibition will open in late September at the Sao Paulo International Art Biennial in Brazil.
The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 11 and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network at 8 p.m. ET/7 Central. In addition, the broadcast also will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.latingrammy.com.
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
SOURCE The Latin Recording Academy