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Statement


I am obsessed with the idea of depicting visual reality in a way that comes closer to how I truly experience it.

The restrictions imposed on art by flatness and geometric perspective systems are transformed in 3D space. 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. The dissolution of the edges allows it to flow through the emptiness until it blends with other images. This transmutable material leads to the birth of a meta-image.

I WANT TO SET THE IMAGE FREE TO ACHIEVE ITS FULL DEPICTIVE POTENTIAL



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

University of The Arts London, MA Fine art digital 2015 – 2017
Art Students League NYC, painting lessons - Master Costa Vavagiakis 2013
El Castillo Museum, Drawing lessons - Master Oscar Jaramillo 2012 - 2013


Selected exhibitions

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 Oct 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 Shortlist, Xhibit - Art Bermondsey Project Space. London, UK
Sep 2013 Shortlist, SNACK MEDELLIN. Medellín, Colombia
Oct 2011 Shortlist, Third Biennale of Plastic Arts. Medellín, Colombia
Oct 2010 Second place award, self taught category, Visual Arts Salon. Medellín, Colombia.


Residencies

Apr 2017 Wimbledon College of Arts. London, UK


Published

Jan 2017 Interviewed Camberwell College Blog
Sep 2015 Interartive Magazine
Jun 2015 Interviewed Teleantioquia news
Jun 2015 Interviewed Telemedellín news
Feb 2014 Interviewed Las dos orillas
Oct 2013 Interviewes Universia