2010 > Splendor Series

Las Migajas de la Fe
charcoal on paper
82.5 x 45 inches
2010
Genesis
charcoal on paper
217 x 132 cm
2010
Vertigo III
charcoal on paper
45 x 53
2010
La Ira Sorda
charcoal on paper
45 x 55
2010
Apocalipsis I
charcoal on paper
74 x 44 inches
2009
Apocalipsis II
charcoal on paper
83 x 52 inches
2009
Apocalipsis II
charcoal on paper
83 x 52 inches
2009
Apocalipsis III
charcoal on paper
83 x 52 inches
2009
Color of Ash
charcoal on paper
83 x 32 inches
2009
Politically Picturesque
charcoal on paper
52 x 69 in / 132 x 175 cm
2010
Mirage
charcoal on paper
52 x 60 in / 132 x 152 cm
2010
Vertigo I
charcoal on paper
60 x 52 / 152 x 132 cm
2010
Vertigo II
charcoal on paper
44x58 in / 113x147cm
2010

Through traditional and non-traditional use of drawing I explore ideas of hybridity, violence, memory and visibility. Different strategies are employed in my creative process in order to subordinate the contradictory into a delicate and imaginative order. The approaches may vary, but the banana fruit as well as Victorian ornamentation remain vital in my recent creative process.

Through a series of large scale charcoal drawings I explore ornamentation and its role in contemporary culture. Victorian chandeliers, reminiscent of a colonial past proliferate from banana bunches, alluding to a tragic and violent history in a “Banana Republic” such as Colombia. These hybrid images attempt to evidence the complicit and amnesic nature of ornamentation and its relationship with tragedy.