Maite Nobo is an Artist and Interior Architect. She is the creator of a unique style she refers to as “Underground Chic”. Her work tackles hard to discuss subjects portrayed as implicit non-narrative compositions with unique color fields resulting in beautifully minimal, yet profound engaging works.
She is also the inventor of “BIG.”, an uplifting copyrighted proprietary brand developed to reach a global audience that positively impacts lives worldwide with the message of hope, perseverance and ultimately love.
Maite Nobo was born in Havana, Cuba December 25th, 1959. She is a descendant of a noble family from Spain which was granted a Marquis title and given land in Cuba. In 1960, Nobo fled to New York City as a political refugee with her family where she spent her formative years. Later, she moved to Florida and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, School of Architecture.
Early exposure to art and architecture by Maite’s intellectual architect step-father sparked a great passion for the Bauhaus movement and designs which followed the “Less is More” philosophy. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and Wassily Kandinsky were all notable favorites. Works by Jackson Pollack, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still were later influencers of Nobo’s work.
Bruce Helander credits, “Maite Nobo has spent years perfecting the interaction of built-up color with an appealing, nearly supernatural, energetic surface. The artist has reduced pigment to its purest form, mixing in her own secret recipe (that includes powdered cement) for an extraordinary exterior platform that is successful on every occasion. Her recent works are delightfully striking and unabashedly handsome, often celestial and sublime, as the canvas soaks up pigment like a street corner after a rain. And then comes the rainbow; then comes the sun!”
Additionally, Carol Damian, Ph.D stated “Her concern with all-over abstract arrangements through accidental juxtapositions generates images embedded and barely discernable in the textures. Monochromatic palettes range from soft and elegant to luminous rich tonalities, all of which enhance the surface. There is an overall unified effect in the application of paint and mixed media additions to the canvas or other supporting structures essential to her compositions.”
Over the past 37 years, Nobo has honed her technique and style with unconventional tools and materials creating without fear and boundaries. In 2021, Maite Nobo went public under the direction of her mentor and past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Academy of Design, J. Steven Manolis.