Last update, October 12, 2021
Unperfect Lovers
Project (in progress)
2021—January > Present

This series of couple-paintings alludes to affective relationships and their possible synchronicities or disagreements. Their format and the process itself, which is an expressive drift without a preconceived image that then, little by little, transform into a quiet image, acts as a mirror or a metaphor for these human bonds. The complete project will include between 12 and 15 diptychs along with a book containing poems by Colombian writers inspired by the paintings, as well as a fictional text made out of love letters and other written material. The title refers to the work of Felix González-Torres Perfect Lovers consisting in two clocks that mark the same time. In this case, the works question that idealistic idea of love and aim to think of connections that, on the contrary, are based on differences.

Artbo 2021 / Upcoming exhibition soon 

Exhibition based on a road trip I did in June 2019, from Chicago (starting at the main entrance of the Art Institute) to the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, following the mythical and forgotten Route 66. This cult adventure, half sentimental and half anachronistic, which lasted 25 days and implied 6000 miles of driving, meant for me the end of a cycle that encompasses artistic, personal, ideological, and cultural processes. The show consists of a double installation in which, besides the autobiographical note, two contrasting views of the United States are mirrored. On the one hand, the idealization of travel, road aesthetics, landscapes, sunsets, advertisements, cars, and gas stations; and on the other, a culture in decline, between sad and melancholic, that is well represented in the motel rooms with cigarettes smell and in the life of all the people forgotten by the system. Metaphorically, this duality also represents much of who we are, facades versus interior ghosts.

Solo exhibition at 12:00 Gallery

Ongoing project
2005—2019
Since the beginning of 2006, I started a social ritual: taking an instant picture of everyone I knew (friends, family, or colleagues), and then, of new people I had the chance to meet in my life. The idea of this social experiment that I titled with the popular expression Small World, in Spanish El Mundo es un pañuelo, was to check if the theory of the six degrees was true. Broadly speaking, it tries to prove that any person on Earth can be connected to another through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. Currently, the project consists of more than 1000 photographs, several versions of maps both in paper and in an atlas, and 20 albums with the original pictures and anecdotic texts that connect different people. I also did a series of 54 paintings and drawings that, together with a giant Rubik's cube, represent a part of the Colombian art scene as well as other Works depicting social divisions in my home country.

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Artbo, Referentes

The Museum Closes at 5 PM
Work
2019—February
This work was specifically made for an exhibition called Cielos, meaning "skies", at Salón Comunal in Bogotá. Since I was living in Chicago pursuing an MFA at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, I researched in the collection of the museum and selected 17 works that included the word "sky", then printed a small xerox copy of each one, abstracted the form of the skies on the images and then painted them in navy blue acrylic on paper. The work becomes a portable collection of skies that can travel easily on a binder and a commentary on accessibility to art archives. The closing hour refers to a moment of the day when the Sky both in Chicago and Bogotá, turns into a lilac color.

Cielos, Salón Comunal
Personal card
2018—September
This is a personal card, a label and a collectable graphic artwork. Edition of 100 in 6 different colors.

Studio visit

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Bogotá––Chicago