About me

You shall be devoured by the image

How far can I push the formal attributes of a painting to tell a story?
How much can I expand a portrait to include memories, thoughts and places?

These are the kind of questions I have been trying to answer over the past 16 years.

I began my career as an oil painter using canvases as my main support, later I incorporated found objects exploring the opportunities created by their shape and functionality. This led me to create my own sculptures, at that point in time, I started to gradually incorporate other digital technologies and techniques such as Virtual Reality, Photogrammetry and 3D printing. In 2020, I also started exploring sound design and music composition.

Through years of experimentation, I have learned that when the flat image grows a third axis, it becomes malleable matter and 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; an entity that can inhabit both the physical and the digital realms, a place where a narrative can evolve through space and time in a non-linear manner.

I am interested in alternative depiction techniques, I am constantly combining traditional fine art techniques and digital technologies through miscegenation workflows, my aim is to develop my own audiovisual language to tell my own stories.

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