I recently had the pleasure or receiving some photographs of work installed in three private collections in Bogota, Colombia. The work ranges from the underlying structure, epipelagic and confluence series and the pieces were created between 2012 and 2013.
I was very concerned with light and water and their interactions with form. The paintings simplification of form allowed me to delve a little deeper into color relationships within geometric abstraction and I sought to push the works optic vibrancy.
After moving to Arlington, Virginia, I am happy to say that my studio is finally up and running!
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 show, called “Line, Periphery, Geometry”, will feature some of my most recent works, including Wavelength, Pursuit II and Screened.
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
I recently had the pleasure of sitting with Brian Young, curator at UMUC, and discussing current work, artistic influences and my recent move to Western Maryland. Following is a transcript of the interview as recently published on Bmoreart.
Hope you enjoy it as well.
Please join the Capital One Art Program for a reception of the current exhibition honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.
Tuesday, October 15th
4 – 7 pm
McLean Headquarters, Atrium
1680 Capital One Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Capital One’s Art Program celebrates with a reception for the Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition. The exhibition was curated by Sheryl Fiegel, entitled, Confluence of Color: The Art of Camilo Sanin.
RSVP by Noon on Monday, October 14th, 2013
Please RSVP by e-mail to the Art Program [email@example.com] or call 804-855-6964.
Under the title “Confluencia – Camilo Sanín”, Galería Okyo, will exhibit my latest body of work from June 23 until July 28, 2013 in Caracas, Venezuela. This will be my first solo in South America.
The exhibition has been curated by Gerardo Zavarce with an accompanying catalogue. Here is an introductory excerpt of the text:
“Colombian artist Camilo Sanín transits through his recent work, a space of confluence, understood as a meeting point aimed at the construction of a visual poetry that favors the dialogical synthesis of the different, the seemingly contrary, the distant, the opposite, the plural and diverse.
Beyond line, beyond color and shapes, Sanín suggests the emergence of an unprecedented horizon of meaning, a personal language that converges the complex traditions that make up the cultural itinerary of this young artist.
Therefore, there is the need for the pictorial dilemmas to harmonize within a visual field of tensions and to traverse clearly defined signs that denote certain identities: north and south, the rational and the organic, urban and rural, the surface and the underlying structures without suppressing the disruptive forces inherent in these differences.”
The opening will be this Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 11am.
Edificio La Hacienda
P.B, Local 2-T4
Las Mercedes, Caracas 1060
On Thursday, Art Lima, the first International Art Fair held in the Peruvian city, will open its doors.
The fair features 34 galleries, bringing together visual artists, collectors, curators, critics, and journalists from all over the world, as well as the general public.
Galeria Okyo from Venezuela will exhibit a selection of my latest works at the fair.
The locale for this first Art Lima will be the Escuela Superior de Guerra del Ejército (ESDGE) and visiting hours are daily from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. The fair will close on April 28th, 2013.