Thursday, October 26, 2017
DESIGNER Tere Antoni, left Venezuela, her country of origin, in the early 80’s and moved to California, settling in the San Francisco Bay area and later Los Angeles. Tere’s exploration of the Pacific coast eventually brought her further north to Vancouver where she now resides. In Vancouver, Antoni has embraced the artist community demonstrating her passion for furniture. Tere’s design knowledge and exploration of creative ways of using colors, textures, and techniques to transform any given surface into a piece of art has evolved as Mezulejo creations and have found their way into high-end stores, as well as a variety of festivals and design shows such as, East Side Cultural Crawl and IDS 2016. Her work was recently featured in the Georgia Straight magazine. The ultimate purpose, adds the artist, is to create unique functional pieces that will have a special meaning in their adopted environments while keeping a small human footprint on the planet. https://www.mezulejo.com https://www.facebook.com/mezulejofurniture/ https://www.instagram.com/mezulejo/?hl=en For the most part she considers herself a self-taught artist trying to claim her time with the whole purpose of doing something meaningful and creative that aligns with her true nature.