Creating images that awaken that language of the unconscious is where the foundation of my work lies. I have always been intrigued by the way some images affect me, and how I react to them. I am interested in images not only that expresses “ideas” but also dispute those ideas. These images generate a thought process and open different doors into my memory as words often do. Creating a sense of confusion that alters my perception, where the familiar becomes unfamiliar. Where I live in the world, and what lives in my mind, and the conceptual relationship between these two equally fictive places, is what I want to make visible to the viewer. I find a great deal of pleasure in creating images based on fragile structures that challenge and defy our sense of balance and order, both through the physical and the natural world. Defining concepts that not only demonstrate how vulnerable we are, but remind us of our emotional confusions, frustrations, and disappointments, as well as our sense of hope, enlightenment, joy and humour. I am interested in a paradoxical image that generates ambivalent feelings, i.e.: “Is the bird headless or is it perpetually trapped,” such as the confusion between seriousness and the absurd, compassion and mockery. At the end of the creative process there is the expectation of making work capable of moving the viewer. Allowing them to see something that they were not apprised of. Silently making them an accomplice in the web where their turmoil and perception forces them to reflect whether they have become the spider or the prey.
Artist Bio / CV
1983 Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. USA1984 Parsons School of Art and Design, Italy, France1985 BFA. Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA USA1987 Academia de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain1999 Postgraduate Diploma Goldsmiths College, London, UK2000 MA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London. UK
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2006. "13 Universal Writers" Comfenalco Antioquia. Medellin, Colombia 2005. "El Canario y el Jabali"Museo de Arte Moderno. Bucaramanga, Colombia.2004. "El Canario y el Jabali"Museo de Arte Moderno. Barranquilla, Colombia2003. "El Canario y el Jabali" Museo de Antioquia. Medellin,Colombia.1998. “Cacerias y Siameses” Valenzuela y Klenner Galeria, Bogota, Colombia.1997. “Celdas” Camara de Comercio, Medellin, Colombia.1994. “Escenas Domesticas” Sala de Arte Suramericana, Medellin, Colombia.1992 Galeria Taller, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali Colombia.1993 “Testimonios” Galeria de la Oficina, Medellin, Colombia.1990 Galeria Garces Velasquez, Bogota, Colombia1989 Galeria de la Oficina, Medellin, Colombia.
1999 Scholarship. Estudios de Postgrado en el Exterior. Ministry of Culture, Colombia.1998 Prize. Pintura Colombiana de los 90’s. BID, Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena, Colombia.1996 Prize. “Concurso Nacional Parque San Antonio”. Gobernacion de Antoquia, Medellin, Colombia. Special mention. “VI Salon Regional de Artistas”. Corferias, Bogota, Colombia.1992 Prize. “Concurso Nacional de Arte Riogrande II”. Museum of Modern Art, Medellin, Colombia.1986 Special mention. “VII Salon Arturo y Rebeca Rabinovich”. Museum ofModern Art, Medellin, Colombia.