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BIOGRAPHY

I hold a masters degree in visual arts with emphasis on plastic arts from javeriana University. I got to sculpture through painting. It all started with the smell of turpentine when I played at my grand-mother’s house. I used to play and paint, paint and play. Both things were one and the same to me.

As a teenager, the world was figurative. I used to paint apples, pears. I made patterns using solid colors. I tried to copy Magritte’s brush strokes, and sometimes I ventured into more abstract artists like Kandinsky. I wanted to paint well. That was my dream. I decided to go to Italy to study Fine Arts in Florence and then I took independent courses with artists in Rome. I discovered engraving and that I could make it tridimensional by modifying it with pressed cardboard.

Still with the idea of being a painter, an abstract one, I returned to Colombia. I enrolled in the faculty of Visual Arts at Javeriana University in Bogota. My stroke was thick, not delicate at all. If some other classmates were wrist painters, I was an arm painter with large strokes that forced me to use my whole body. I started to experiment with textures, to play the gesture, to use sand, acrylic spheres, clothing and other materials that would allow me to give volume to the canvas.

 When I was in third semester, I discovered the work of American artists Richard Serra and Frank Gehry. Thanks to them, and to Colombian sculptors Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar and Edgar Negret, a new path opened before me, one that I am still travelling through and transforming: that of sculpture. 

 In those three years I developed a profound vocation for the material that was reinforced with workshops at the School of Arts and Crafts in Bogotá. I started with wood and then used copper and bronze. I ended up with steel. I have learned to tame it. To turn it into a vehicle to express fragility.

 I recently participated in one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe: Nordart, in Büdelsford, Germany.

EXHIBITIONS

Galería Casa Cuadrada, exposición colectiva. 

Galería Baobab, exposición colectiva Color Materia.   

Art Room Galería, exposición colectiva Expresiones.  

Art Room Galería, exposición individual Altorrelieve. 

1/4 de arte galería, exposición colectiva entre sombras.  

Galería Samsung, exposición individual Fractales.  

1/4 de Arte Galería, exposición individual Metalarte. 

1/4 de Arte Galería, exposición individual, Escultura, una 

extensión de la arquitectura.                                    

La Galería MM, varias exposiciones colectivas. 

Subasta de arte, Avancemos Bogotá, Galería La cometa.  

Exposición colectiva Roland Schambach, Bogotá.

Subasta Fundación Kakiké. Feria de Arte Barcú, Bogotá. 

CAM Circuito Arte Moda, Bogotá. 

Radical Art Gallery, Bogotá. 

Exposición colectiva, exposición colectiva Expresiones. 

Museo Nacional, subasta Amigos del museo.

Museo Nacional, subasta El arte de ser mujer   

Feria de arte Sie7e 5inco, Barranquilla.

Elsa Piñeres Galería, Barranquilla. Exposición colectiva. 

Netco subasta de arte. 

Feria de arte NordArt,  Büdelsdorf, Alemania

Exposición colectiva, Ocre Galería  Bogota, Colombia.

Feria de arte, Art Basel, Context, Art Miami Blink Group Gallery Miami, Florida.

Feria de arte Siete 5inco, Elsa Piñeres Galeria, Barranquilla, Colombia.

Exposición colectiva, AQUA ,Ocre Galeria Bogota, Colombia.

Feria internacional Palm Beach Modern contemporary, by Art Miami, Blink Group Gallery.

Feria de arte Nordart, Büdelsdorf, Alemania.

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