About me

Since more than a decade ago, I have been interested in challenging the formal attributes of images in an attempt to develop a visual language that might allow me to represent the places I frequently visit when wandering through my mind.

From the beginning, painting has been in the centre of my practice, in recent years I started exploring sculpture as a way to expand the representational potential of images, this took me on a journey that continues today and has, so far, allowed me to explore digital techniques such as 3D modelling, photogrammetry and Virtual Reality.

I aim to create worlds and invite the viewer to immerse his/her self and to allow me to take them on a journey through fragments of my thoughts and memories.

BIO

Alejandro Escobar’s installations challenge traditional ideas regarding realistic painting as a rational and objective process. He believes that the depictive nature of the image is limited by the flatness embedded in many traditional media such as drawing, painting and photography.

He combines digital technologies with traditional media. “Images expand in 3D space” he has said, “The flat image grows a third axis, it becomes malleable matter beyond physical restraints and, unlike oil brush strokes, its structure remains fluid while retaining its integrity”.

He is interested in depicting his own life experiences as pictorial memories where reality evolves through time and space in a non-linear manner. In his work, the subject is expanded beyond its physical appearance and the landscape becomes malleable matter, the painting flows out of the canvas and becomes a living thing that invades the viewer`s territory.

Education 
-MA Fine art digital – University of The Arts London – London, UK 2015 – 2017
-Painting lessons – Art Students League, Master Costa Vavagiakis – New York, USA 2013
-Drawing lessons – El Castillo Museum, Master Oscar Jaramillo – Medellín, Colombia – 2012 – 2013.

Residencies 
-Mar 2018 Exploratorio – Explora Park. Medellín, Colombia
-Apr 2017 Wimbledon College of Arts. London, UK

Selected exhibitions

-May 2018 Collective exhibit, International Image Festival. Manizales, Colombia.
-April 2018 Collective exhibit, Drawn Beyond- Wimbledon College of Arts. London, UK
-Oct 2017 Solo show, META-IMAGES – Colombian consulate. London, UK
-Apr 2017 Collective exhibit, Xhibit – Art Bermondsey Project Space. London, UK
-Feb 2017 Collective exhibit, Tate Exchange Program, Tate Modern. London, UK
-Jul 2016 Collective exhibit- Lubomirov / Angus-Huges Gallery. London, UK
-Jul 2016 MA Interim exhibition, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
-Mar 2015 Solo exhibit “usted no sabe quién soy yo”. Medellín, Colombia
-Nov 2014 Collective exhibit, Ptro Jose Luis Arroyavea Library. Medellín, Colombia
-Oct 2014 Collective exhibit, Museum of Modern Art. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
-Jul 2014 Solo exhibit, Envigado’s mayoralty. Envigado, Colombia
-May 2014 Collective exhibit, La Barquereña Cultural House. Sabaneta, Colombia
-Nov 2013 Collective exhibit, El Castillo Museum. Medellín, Colombia
-Sep 2013 Solo exhibit, Déjà vu Boutique. NYC, USA
-Sep 2013 Collective exhibit, EAFIT University. Medellín, Colombia
-Sep 2013 Collective exhibit, SNACK MEDELLIN. Medellín, Colombia
-Nov 2012 Collective exhibit, El Castillo Museum. Medellín, Colombia
-Nov 2011 Collective exhibit, El Castillo Museum. Medellín, Colombia
-Oct 2011 Collective exhibit, Third Biennale of Plastic Arts. Medellín, Colombia
-Aug 2011 Collective exhibit, ITM educational institution. Medellín, Colombia
-Mar 2011 Collective exhibit, Plazarte – Medellín, Colombia
-Oct 2010 Collective exhibit, Visual arts salon Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia

Awards/ Grants

-Jun 2017 Artist of the Year award, ARTS SU Societies awards – UAL. London, UK
-Apr 2017 Selected work, Xhibit – Art Bermondsey Project Space. London, UK
-Sep 2013 Selected work, SNACK MEDELLIN. Medellín, Colombia
-Oct 2011 Shortlisted, Third Biennale of Plastic Arts. Medellín, Colombia
-Oct 2010 Second place award, self-taught category, Visual Arts Salon. Medellín, Colombia.

Publications

-Sep 2017 Interartive Magazine – Challenging the flatness of the image
-Nov 2015 Interartive Magazine – Mestizaje Físico Digital

Interviews / Articles

-May 2018 Interview Manizales University
-Jan 2017 Interview Camberwell College Blog
-Jun 2015 Interview Teleantioquia news
-Jun 2015 Interview Telemedellín news
-Feb 2014 Interview Las dos orillas
-Oct 2013 Interview Universia