"Don Quixote went up against windmillls. Hely Lima is an artist who's gone
up against gentrification.

Lima has a better way to freeze memory than you or I. He has his eyes, his
fingers, and his talent"

Jerry Tallmer-New York Post


"Active, seething visions of New York can been seen in Hely Lima's
exhibition. Here the pulse of the city with its urban extremes and stereotypes
can be seen and felt with humor, accentuating the immense vitality found in
squalor. Social comment is surreptitiously woven into this form, pointing at
certain institutions."

Fiona Dunlop- Art News- London
"Lima's work is marked by a blazing theatricality,dark humor and an
astonishing attention to detail.As with a Bosch painting, the more one looks,
the more one sees.He chronicles the joys, the pains and the electricity of
contemporary urban life, and he does so brilliantly."

Torso Magazine-New York City
" Lima's works are full of activity. It is truly the world of the "West Side Story"
without Romeo and Juliet, with black humor being blended in at times."

Katzumie Masaru- Tokyo
"This superb art work is a combination of painting, sculpture and theater.
Beautifully  composed, the work is extremely well conceived. It must be

Les Petites Affiches- Paris
“Lima has escaped the desensitization of modern humanity, of
which Baudelaire complained a century ago.”we are enveloped and
soaked in the atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not see it”.
Artists like Hely Lima are beginning to dig out formerly taboo  parts
of life and to treat them both seriously and with wholehearted

James M. Saslow- Mandate Magazine
“Afferrare la realtá e saperne suggerire l’immagine ad altri
mitigando lo squallore e la tristezza della “vita di strada”con un
pizzico di humor: è quanto sa creare Hely Lima, un artista, anzi
un cronista, dei nostri giorni”

Vivian Treves- HB Magazine- Roma
Mr. Lima was also featured in articles in magazines and newspapers
such as Paris Match (Paris), The Times ( London), HB Magazine
(Rome)  Manchete Magazine (Rio de Janeiro)  .Star Magazine, New
York Magazine, The New York Times, The Daily News, and
Cosmopolitan Magazine ( Usa and Japan)  
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