TX, United States
About Cecilia Campos
NATURE- TIME- SPACE
"The direct experience of the nature was the most powerful influence on the perceptions of the ancients. Their concepts of space and time, and of their own positioning the universe, could be understood only in relation to the natural world, every aspect of which was believed to express a particular feature of divine energy".
The Natural World
The Secret Language of Symbols by David Fontana
The subject of my work has been constantly the interpretation of Nature, the continuous Cycle of life and death, the Creation, the wonder of the Universe and lately, my disappointment caused by the destruction that our planet is suffering.
With the life experience that I had in the Bolivian Andes, my homeland, the contrast of colors and forms in which they exist, the majestic mountains, high snowy summits, profound warm valleys full of alive hues, have served as an inspiration to express myself constantly in my artistic purpose.
My palette of colors is varied; I work with high-contrast colors, inspired by the beauty of nature, and also to create more expressive force.
My work is narrative, so I turn to polyptychs or three-dimensional shapes. For instance, pyramids or ovoids, both with an implicit universal symbology of origin and spirituality.
When a paint is two-dimensional, I paint over Canvas panel and when it is three-dimensional over papier-mÃ¢chÃ©. I begin every work with a basic sketch and I start adding different textures such as plaster, fabric or sand, and color, sometimes acrylic, oil or oil pastels.
These three-dimensional figures, allow me to invite the observer to walk around the work drawing a circle, which represents the infinity or the cycle of life and death. Each element of the work is a symbol.
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Born in La Paz, Bolivia 1981- 1989Universidad de San Andres, La Paz, BoliviaLicense of Architecture1991- 1997Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes, La Paz, BoliviaArtist specializing in sculptureSince 1991, I have presented individual and collective exhibits throughout Bolivia, United States and Canada.My work is displayed in many countries including Bolivia, Venezuela, France, China, Denmark, United States and Canada,