Artists from South America

For this post, we wanted to highlight some of the South American artists that participated in the project.


by Jose Luis De La Barra Bellido


Born in Chosica Lima, Peru, Jose attended the Fine Arts Autonomous Superior School in Lima, Peru, where he studied painting, illustration, and murals. He is an award winning internationally showing artist. He has created a dream-like world through his expressing the internal and external fantasies of his imagination with his precise talents in painting and drawing. The expressions and the sensual movements that appear in each piece, create mystic allegories about the universe. By combining his interest in the human forms with his desire for symbolic content, he has engendered a language that explains the human condition through a unique perspective.

I like new projects and the artist and future vision is very interesting.”  Jose Luis De La Barra Bellido


Untitled   by Maria Parmo


Parmo_Maria-500Now working in Cordoba, Argentina, Maria realized art was her passion in 1983. In 1991, she entered the Art School of Cordoba University and received a B.A degree in 1997 (U.N.C.). Maria has participated in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her artworks are in private collections in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, United States, Spain, Germany, Republic of Ireland and Serbia.

“I love to paint – but it is so much more meaningful when we utilize a degree of consciousness and paint for the health of our planet.” Maria Parmo


The Alien Orifice   by Gute Brandao


Now living in Arlington, Virginia, Gute was born in Belo-Horizonte, Brazil. He started out working as a trained weaver working with natural fibers, and then moved on to painting and drawing using natural pigments. He is a self taught artist with works represented in New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, and Richmond.

I decided to participate in this project because I found extremely important meanings and ideas of use of discarded materials, which can be very dangerous to our fragile environment. It was also, a challenge for me, I always used paper as my main support for my drawings and working on this material was very interesting, so, I guess that I did not chose to be involved on this project, instead I was chosen by it due to the message and idea of preserving the nature as well as the unconventional use of the materials chosen by the artists.”  Gute Brandao


Untitled   by Fernando Salomone


 Fernando began drawing and painting as a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He now lives in New York City and Pennsylvania, working in Manhattan and painting in his studio in Pennsylvania. Fernando brings his rich and varied background to the art of interior decoration. Fernando received his fine arts training at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires.

His website is at:




Evolución de la Rueda (Evolution of the Wheel)

by Fernando Correa


Edo Aragua, Venezuela

Fernando discovered the way to best express himself as a child was through art. After completing primary school and secondary studies, Fernando studied at the School of Visual Arts in Venezuela. He studied such subjects as theater, television, set design, body expression, voice, diction and dance to enhance his artistic skills, referring to his studies as “artistic research.” He worked for many years in the Directorate of Culture of Aragua with a touring children’s theater group. Apart from showing and selling his artwork since 1969, Fernando teaches “art therapy,” creating an atmosphere of hope for all those who wish to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Fernando has received numerous awards and his work is collected in Spain, the United States, France, Italy, Belgium and Portugal.

His website is at:

My reason for participating in the Landfillart project was born of natural intuition. I felt much honesty and integrity from the organization’s founder, Ken Marquis, and felt my art would serve as a means of communication between us. I would like to contribute more, but for now, I have sent you my creative effort.”   Fernando Correa