VIEW IN MY ROOM
For some time now, we have watched horrors unfolding before our eyes, seemingly helpless all around to change realities and build new worlds. With "Freedom (in the name of)" I focus on collecting iconic images that have been seared into our collective memory and which shape our subconscious. By re-visualizing scenes recalling violent moments in our history on the planet, I ask the question: must we relive the past? "Freedom" becomes ironic, because it is the word we use to liberate peoples while destroying entire geographies and displacing civilizations in the process. This to me is part of the transient and unstable nature of life. The ephemeral is emphasized in this series, printed with deep coloration on the most delicate of Japanese papers. I hope it helps us question the approach we have taken to Freedom, and maybe urge us to reconsider our actions.
Printmaking:Digital on Paper
Artist Produced Limited Edition of:5
Size:33.1 W x 22 H x 0.1 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
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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