Josymar Arteaga

Josymar Arteaga

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

About Josymar Arteaga

Through the art of illustration I have found the best way to externalize my emotions, feelings, thoughts and memories, and then observe them from another perspective. I conceive each illustration as if they were self-portraits of my soul. Each face is a part of my being interacting with elements that create a visual language between colors and symbols.

With every image I create a visual poem where I try to convey my emotions and show that we are the masters of everything that arises in our minds, we have the key to release our best ideas, learn from our experiences and nourish our wisdom, we can let grow great forests of energy and see life from a more positive side, face fears, recognize and visualize them to learn how to be stronger to continue forward.

Education

2011 | Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree, (summa cum laude), School of Design and Architecture at Zulia University (LUZ), VENEZUELA

Events

AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

> 2013| First Prize for the illustration “Values Symphony: Sinfonía de Valores” at the Art Contest and Exhibition “II Salón de la Cultura B.O.D”, Maracaibo – Venezuela.

> 2012| Humberto Fernández Morán Award for the Best Final Year Project, School of Architecture and Design of LUZ, Maracaibo – Venezuela.

> 2010| Honorable Mention at the Illustration Contest and Exhibition: Illustrate the Future. School of Architecture and Design of LUZ, Maracaibo – Venezuela.

SHOWS

>2013| Live Painting , VI Caravana Design Festival, CBA Art Center of Maracaibo – Venezuela.

>2012| Live painting, IV Design week, School of Design and Architecture at LUZ, Maracaibo – Venezuela.

>2011| Live painting, NOW Magazine Anniversary, Bambi café, Maracaibo - Venezuela.

Exhibitions

SOLO Exhibitions
>2018| VIVARIUMS, KJ Art shop and coffee, Medellin - Colombia
> 2014| Helmets and Hats, CBA Art Center of Maracaibo – Venezuela.
> 2014| Watercolor Cycles, Instituto de Gerencia y Estrategia del Zulia (IGEZ), Maracaibo - Venezuela.

GROUP Exhibitions
>2019| Series de Resiliencia, Galeria Ecleart, Envigado - Colombia
> 2015| Being a human been: Ser humana, Fundación Tranvía de Maracaibo, La Vereda del Lago, Maracaibo – Venezuela.
> 2014| Spicing you: Salpicarte, Los Hatillos, Caracas – Venezuela.
> 2014| YOSUSII, PDVSA - La Estancia, Maracaibo - Venezuela.
> 2014| Comics Festival: LE STRADE DEL PAESAGGIO VIII EDIZIONE", The Comics Museum, Cosenza, Italy.

> 2014|Art Festival: XI FIAAM, Art Center CAMLB, Maracaibo - Venezuela.

> 2013| Illustrating songs : Ilustremos Canciones, Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia – MACZUL, Maracaibo - Venezuela.

> 2013| II Salón de la Cultura B.O.D. The illustration was exhibited at the outside wall of the Occidental de descuento Bank Building, Maracaibo - Venezuela.

> 2013| Chess in the Art: El Ajedrez en el Arte, CBA Art Center of Maracaibo – Venezuela.
>2012|Fashion+ Art+ Design: MAD - Moda + Arte + Diseño, Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia – MACZUL, Maracaibo - Venezuela.

>2010| Illustrate the Future: Ilustremos el Futuro, School of Architecture and Design, LUZ, Maracaibo - Venezuela.

>2010| Varieties of arts : Cervatana , Maracaibo - Venezuela.