So far, I have completed “Solvent Two” and “Pursuit Three“. They are both on their way to Colombia and will be shown later in the month. I am currently working on a new piece for an exhibition in a few months.
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, the Ambassador of Colombia, Luis Carlos Villegas and Mrs. Carmela de Villegas, are opening their doors to invited guests for a cocktail reception highlighting my artwork.
The exhibition will be open to the public on August 3, 9 & 16 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. An afternoon with the artist will take place on August 3, where we will have the opportunity to talk in depth about the work.
You can also schedule an appointment between July 26, 2014 and August 26, 2014 to see the exhibition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a viewing.
Residence of the Embassy of Colombia
1520 20th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20036
A beginning and ending of sorts.
Fissure (Acrylic on Canvas, 2013, 54 x 48 in.) is the first painting of the new year and the last work completed in the Takoma Park studio. The Washington DC studio has been closed down, as I get ready for the residency at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Capital One Financial Services has added the painting Half Past Midnight (Acrylic on Canvas, 2012, 40 x 50 in.) to their collection.
It will be displayed at their Corporate Office and Headquarters.
1680 Capital One Dr.
McDermott Will & Emery, a leading international law firm, has recently acquired Countershading One (Acrylic on Canvas, 2012, 40 x 40 in.).
The painting will be hung in their Washington D.C. office.
The McDermott Building
500 North Capitol Street, N.W.
The title of the exhibition, Vista, is Spanish for “view.” It draws upon the inspirations of the Latin American artists whose works are featured. These artists pull from the creative process of mapmaking and touch upon issues of identity, immigration, and memory. At the same time they explore topography, urbanity, space, and utopian views of the future.
Through structures, abstractions, urban landscapes, installations, and new media, Vista reveals different approaches to the process of understanding territory from the social to the personal, from the concrete to the abstract, from the exceptional to the conventional. All the artworks have been brought together to encourage debate, to show the different possibilities of maps, and to further our understanding of them as evolving social, political, and cultural constructions derived from changing cosmologies and canons.
This exhibition includes works in a variety of media including oil and acrylic, photography, video, embroidery, and collage, by artists from Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina and elsewhere. One of the works on display is Epipelagic One (Acrylic on Canvas, 2012, 20 x 20 in.) as seen above.
This exhibition is the first full-scale Latin American exhibition held at UMUC. It was organized by the UMUC Arts Program alongside two guest curators: Eva Mendoza Chandas and Jodie Dinapoli; and Brian Young, curator in the University’s Arts Program.
Vista will be up until Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the UMUC Arts Program Gallery: University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD 20783.
Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the work.
The differences between Craig Kraft and I become clearly apparent, both through medium and stages in our careers. Craig’s Neon’s have developed through a consistent evolution and over the span of 30 years, he has established himself as a cutting edge artist in the Washington D.C. area. My work on the other hand, is at is early stages and has been synthesized through my initial interactions with Washington D.C. in the year since the completion of my MFA at the Maryland Institute.
Nonetheless, similar explorations in terms of form, light, and color have resulted in an interesting and stimulating exhibition, where the artworks enact catalytic and complementary relationships with each other and the unique architecture of the gallery itself.
The reception on June 6, 2012 gave an insight into the works and the process behind their creation while serving as the opening statement in an exhibition with an ongoing dialogue.
Titled “Unintentional Drawings, Neon by Craig Kraft & Confluence, Paintings by Camilo Sanín” it displays two neon sculptures by Craig Kraft as well as five of my latest paintings.
For everyone who couldn’t make it to the opening: the artworks are on exhibit through September 12, so just drop by 505 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, take a look. And enjoy the conversation.