Alejandro Escobar
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My work is driven by a presence that whispers to my eyes and tells them about places and things trapped inside of images.

I stretch, carve, dig and sculpt the image in an attempt to find and release what lies beneath.

I am currently exploring both Landscape and Still Life compositions using AI.

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.

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.

Residencies

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

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

Publications

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