My work is Labour intensive and the detail is not from a photograph it just comes from my mind.
Vivid, vibrant, psychedelic patterns and colours intentionally dominate surfaces I paint. I am a painter who combines elements of mixed media, sculptural aspects and three dimensions. My work reflects the complexity of cultural roots in Latin America resembling my mixed race background (Colombian/British). Influenced by aesthetics and celebration of burials in Latin America, my piece in the exhibition is a juxtaposition of belief and denial in the phenomena that is death.
‘La celebración de la vida y la muerte está representada a través del color y el dibujo’
For the Peter Scott gallery I created a skull and cross in the style of my overall project. I wanted to give an idea to what was to come in the bowland studio area for my installation room without giving too much away. Damien Hirst-esque and Day of the Dead is how I got inspiration for the skull. The coffee beans surrounding the sculpture represents soil/earth and Colombia in South America.
I created a quick diagram just to give me an idea to my overall degree show layout, this helped me with what I wanted each bit to entail of. I wanted to create an installation room with my tiles on the inside, while sound plays inspired by the previous artist and for the door to lead to this hidden dark room. My idea was recreating a tomb/grave but also having the sense of being inside a church. and the door representing a door between life and death. Like Egyptians pyramids and Inca temples, audiences can use a small source of light to view the artwork inside but obviously the room will be a Latin American theme. The sound will be my mum saying prays in Spanish.
I bought tickets to see a video and sound piece close to where I live in Todmorden, I expected it to be quite dark so was intrigued at how they used that especially as I am interested in creating a dark space. The piece was inspired by local landscapes and weather change. It also combined elements of interpretive dance and digital abstract video work. It was interesting to see how sound was used, and the overall experience was beautifully atmospheric and tranquil because of the sound. Below is a video I took of the piece.