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Photography, Color on Paper
Size: 36.6 W x 40.2 H x 0.8 D in
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Although abstract I draw my inspiration from wild nature as I see it in the amazing variety of landscape in Colombia where I live. Registering what I see is a way of building memories of what may not always be there in the future. Created in the darkroom this image goes beyond the photogram, and further with light and color and motion, resulting in a one-of-a-kind picture, on Cibachrome photographic paper which has 12 layers of emulsion allowing for a super sensitivity to light. This process I call Luminography, working with different light sources and elements in space and in motion to build unique imagery. My method for creating these pictures comes directly from thinking on how we remember, selectively, and the way in which we build our own narrative of experience.
Photography:Color on Paper
Size:36.6 W x 40.2 H x 0.8 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Handling:Ships in a box. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Customs:Shipments from Colombia may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.
My work is rooted in empathy. It is a reflection of who I am and where I come from. My Colombian homeland located in the tropics is home to mountains and oceans, llanos and rainforests, cities and a diverse population. Ours is a history of change and growth, and frequent violence. Coming to terms with this reality leads the search for truth through art. The imagery is based on the environment, and comes from a preoccupation with language as it describes memory. As in poetry, there is a shorthand of expression that creates mulitple layers of meaning and understanding. Like memory, the intent is the articulation of a space that encompasses experience, the lived life. Emotional transparency is paramount in the work. Visual language is tangible interpretation and carries the weight of experience. I use light to obscure and reveal, to construct and rebuild reality both real and imaginary, and to shorten the distance between the artist and the viewer. Pushing the elements to magnify meaning, with paint or technology, every medium is an extension of the self, a tool in understanding the challenges and the accomplishments in life. This is the unique power of art. Mark-making, whatever the medium, is a way of moving backwards and forward in time and in space. It is here that the fragility of our existence becomes clear, and here that we experience the epiphany of the encounter with beauty. NOTES; At present working on several projects under way including a tome on the technique of luminography, various graphic projects, and the creation of a cultural strategy arena. While varied they all come from the belief that our most important ability is to create, to build, and to communicate. My work is included in several public and private collections in the US, Europe, and South America. Reviewed in The New York Times https://nyti.ms/2ritpJD
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