Arlyn is a talented cat. He is from the Dominican Republic and just moved to make New Orleans his him no more than a year or so ago. What he brought w/ him was his mild natured, smilin face, positive attitude, and killer sculptures. He is truly talented.
We will have a 2nd opening of his work this Saturday, July 11th – from 6-9
Arlyn Jiménez was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on December 10, 1977. Arlyn began working with recycled materials and creating art at a young age in the workshops of friends and neighbors. His first individual, “Con to’ lo hierro,” (All of Metal) was in 2001 at the Casa de Cultura (Cultural Center) in Puerto Plata. He attended the Casa de Chavón School Summer Institute in Santo Domingo, D.R. in 2003. He has attended various programs in welding and sculpture, including training with Dominican artist Jonny Bonnelly. He is a member of a performance art collective called the “Chocolatero” that takes its inspiration from an abandoned chocoloate factory in Puerto Plata, D.R. Aryln’s work has been exhibited in various Dominican cities as well as in Miami and New York.