Leila Pinto "Dreamy Garden 2." COURTESY THE ARTIST
“Leila Pinto: Ocean Inspirations,” a solo exhibition of ocean-themed paintings by Water Mill’s Leila Pinto, will be on view at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton for the entire month of October. The opening reception for the show is on Saturday, October 7, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Pinto is a New York City and Hamptons-based artist who works with oil and mixed media to create art that explores themes around current events, culture and nature. This exhibition features abstract seascapes that reflect the artist’s love of the ocean and her concern for the environment. She draws inspiration from her career on Wall Street where, as a managing director, she witnessed global events like the financial crisis and Brexit; as well as from her weekends and summers spent on the East End, where she enjoys the beauty and tranquility of the ocean.
The paintings in the show are part of her ongoing series of abstract seascapes, which capture the light, color and movement of the water. Through her ocean-inspired paintings, she raises awareness and inspires action on important global issues like climate change.
Pinto is also currently exploring new digital technologies in art. She spoke on a panel in Davos on NFTs and the Metaverse, was featured in the first all-female exhibition in Singapore and was named one of the top 5 NFT artists to watch, follow and invest in.
Her paintings have been seen in juried art shows and galleries, and it was displayed on the Jumbotron in Times Square, at the Oculus, World Trade Center and on a giant 24-foot-tall Monolith at SCOPE art fair at Art Basel Miami.
Rogers Memorial Library is at 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. For information, visit myrml.org.
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