Adhesive vinyl, video, hardboard tempered panels, and tape on walls floor and ceiling. 27' X 25' X 10', 2015
2015, Adhesive vinyl & wallpaper over floor, walls and ceiling. 25' x 40' x 11 feet/ 75 x 96.5 x 28 mts.
Adhesive vinyl & wallpaper over floor and walls, 36' x 25' x 16' Feet/ 11 x 7.6 x 5 mt. 2014
My recent work takes over architectural interiors, exploring the possibility of visual illusion and space transformation with the use of perspective. Aiming to addresses a nontraditional experience of space, I use mural painting, large scale drawing interventions and wallpapering as tools to create immersive environments that bring people closer to imagination and to the experience of unconventional sensations, enabling a disorienting encounter with reality.
Most of my installations depict imaginary landscapes inspired in the micro-level of computers and its relationship to urbanism. The way our cities are planned seem to correlate to the structure of a motherboard. Even if we go further into the microscope, we find the structures of neurons to be remarkably similar to that of cities. Are these resemblances related to the nature of interconnectivity? Why are these natural and artificial forms so similar? I don't think there is a difference between the two. Can we compare the micro-structure of computer integrated circuits to the mega-structure of the universe?"
Working with the paradox between traditional media and the digital image, in order to expose an analogy between the real and the virtual, I juxtapose elements; the vast vs. the minute, black and white against color or the curved lines of non-Euclidean perspective to a precise reticule of pixels.
The research that currently nourishes my practice digs into digital physics, astrophysics, information sciences, architecture, philosophy and the theory of complex networks. I finds in these studies evidence of the existence of patterns in phenomena of different essence, scale, and source, and proof that information lies at the core of everything we perceive. I attempts with my work to expand our conscience on these ideas.
The involvement of the community in my projects has increasingly taken importance and it can be described into two categories; on the one hand, the making of these large installations requires labor extensive efforts that I am achieving by finding interns and volunteers to work under my guidance, making of these production processes, a learning experience for a younger generation of artists. I aim to transcend my ideas of art as one of the three main branches of knowledge along with philosophy and science. On the other hand, my transformative spaces are set as a canvas for collaborations and interventions from innovators in different fields. By inviting people from the disciplines of astrophysics, sound design, interactive technologies, performance art and music to take part on my work, I activate the installations opening the possibilities for collective interaction to happen.
I sees the future of these endeavors gaining a broader scale in terms of production, collaboration and trans-disciplinarity, seeking a holistic artistic expression that speaks of the theory of everything, where all forms of knowledge convey, creating a platform for intense sensibility, where awe, beauty and a celebration of life take place.
2014 - As Above, So Below. Ac Institute. New York. NY
2013 - Panoptic and Panoramas. Juan Salas Gallery. Bogota, Colombia
2009 - Dirty Worthless Money. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota Colombia
2008 - Virtual Windows. Museum of Modern Art, Bucaramanga, Colombia
- The Architecture of Hypertext. Universidad de los Andes. Project Space. Bogota, Colombia
2007 - ASCII Paintings and Other Attempts. Salamanca University. Bogota, Colombia
2006 - he Papers of the Law. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
Cooper Union 2012
Hemisferical Immersion 2013
Limitless Alignment 2015
Deep Inside the Machine 2008
2015 Mirroring Horizon. CP Projects Space. School of Visual Arts. NYC. USA
2014 As Above, So Below. AC Institute. New York, NY. USA
2013 Panopticon and Panoramas. Juan Salas Gallery. Bogota.
2009 Dirty Worthless Money. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota Colombia
2008 Virtual Windows. Museum of Modern Art, Bucaramanga, Colombia
2008 The Architecture of Hypertext. Universidad de los Andes. Bogota, Colombia
2007 ASCII Paintings and Other Attempts. Salamanca University. Bogota, Colombia
2006 The Papers of the Law. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2015 Plank Projection. Bogotá Planetarium. Colombia
2015 Limitless Alignment. Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South O, NJ
2014 Hemispherical Immersion 2.0. 516 ARTS. Albuquerque, NM. USA
2014 Diorama. Commissioned by BRIC Arts Media House. Brooklyn, NY. USA
2013 Limitless Alignment. Saton Hall University. NJ
2013 Hemispherical Immersion 2.0. 516 Arts. Albuquerque. NM
2013 Hemispherical Immersion. Juan Salas Gallery. Bogotá
2012 The Self of the Building. The Cooper Union New York, NY
2012 Enter the Wall. Public Art installation. Bogotá, Colombia
2010 Building Codes. Large-scale mural. Brooklyn Arts Council, NY
2009 Info-Trek. One Brooklyn Bridge Park Building. Brooklyn, NY
2007 Urbania. Public Art Intervention. IV Biennial SIART. La Paz, Bolivia.
2015 Art and Science Award. Idartes. Bogotá, Colombia
2014 World Technology Network Nominee. New York, NY
2013 "OPEN PAINTING" Laboratories Award. Bank of the Republic of Colombia and FGGA Foundation.
2012 BRIC Media Arts fellowship, Brooklyn NY
2012 Teaching Artist-Summer Residency, Cooper Union, New York, NY
2010 City Walls -Brooklyn Arts Council. New York
2009 BOFFO-Artist in Residence. Brooklyn, NY
2007 Honorable Mention. V International Arte Biennial SIART La Paz. Bolivia
2006 Honorable Mention. I Drawing Biennial of the Americas. Mexico
2006 Meritor Thesis. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogota