BEA Exhibitions in 3D
DISPERSE Recent Works by Carolina Convers The works that make up this exhibition were conceived almost a year ago, a process that in some way has been affected by the COVID-19 confinement. During this time, different images began to arise: dresses, castaways, sundry figures. Due to the dispersion I found myself in, I created random paintings which did not fit in with the rest. Among these are a series of barefoot women, their shoes lying by their side, a result of my spontaneously believing that this new reality had led us to “throwing off our shoes.” I felt it was a pause in which our social, family, and work related activities had suddenly come to a halt. I felt disperse. That is why I began to meditate and realized how difficult it was. There were so many thoughts and ideas I couldn’t control and this began to show in my paintings. I reflected a great deal. I currently view my studio as a refuge. Now that I begin to embrace this situation and accept the issues of confinement, pause, anguish and dispersion I realize it has nourished me with new ideas and images, with the pleasure of painting for painting alone, and with the challenge of experimenting. Carolina Convers IN THE PRESS El siglo https://www.elnuevosiglo.com.co/articulos/01-19-2021-dispersa-una-transformacion-de-los-lienzos-de-carolina-convers El Espectador https://www.elespectador.com/entretenimiento/gente/carolina-convers-pintar-por-el-oficio-de-pintar-plasmado-en-dispersa/ Semana https://www.semana.com/cultura/articulo/las-cuarentenas-no-frenan-la-cultura-hay-festival-medea-hegel-y-musica-del-parque-a-la-casa/202148/ U Tadeo https://www.utadeo.edu.co/es/noticia/utadeo-en-los-medios/home/1/el-nuevo-siglo-destaca-la-nueva-exposicion-de-la-artista-tadeista-carolina-convers
Great Works, Small-Scale
As this year 2020 comes to an end, at BEA we want to wrap it up on a high note by putting together an exquisite show featuring small-scale works which are the perfect fit for a gift for the Holiday Season!
APACHUMALA Recent works by Pablo Arrazola Beatriz Esguerra Art is pleased to announce rising Colombian artist, Pablo Arrázola's first solo exhibition at the gallery. “Apuchumala” is a neologism that, in its strictest form, refers to a feeling of ambivalence; one between anguish, produced by the intimidating and overwhelming sense of the infinite, and pleasure, stemming from the desire for knowledge and the reflection of our existence's insignificance with regards to the universe. Why children? Why draw inspiration from youngsters of a certain age, who are in their period of discovery and their world presents itself not as something new, but as something entirely their own? Adults are slaves to certain conditions: education, society, cultural heritage, religion, even memory. Arrázola understands children as innocent, carefree spirits who don't have ties or duties, are empowered, and lack memories or limits to coerce them. Their spirit is so free, that we find them reflecting on or manipulating their reality, transforming and adapting their space as if it were a game, maybe even unconscious that their limits consist merely of paper and a frame, and that their realities remain, in fact, within the drawing itself. There is something childish about assuming someone else is responsible for making sense of our lives. Life is, after all, as insignificant, senseless or wonderful as we want to make it. This is what ends up happening in each of the works: a dialogue is established between the figure and the medium. The artist uses paper as the starting point for a relationship between the viewer and the work to flourish; a relationship that appeals to their experiences, their motivations, and their memories. Each child is a reflection, a game of mirrors that repeats itself with each viewer like the aphorism of the eternal return. The children rip, transgress, and adapt their world as they search for the answers to essential questions that have always captivated us as a species: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we headed? Everyone has different ways of approaching these questions and in the artist's work, the profound and infinite paleness of white on white and its relationship with the children, conscious of their condition in the medium, becomes an analogy, a suggesting image that encourages the viewer to ask themselves about their own reality, formulate their own questions, and find their own answers. Visit the 3D tour in our 3D Tours tab in the home page.
Sounds of Silence
SOUNDS OF SILENCE Featuring works by Pablo Posada, Alejandro Saiz, Carol Young. WATCH VIDEO TOUR HERE https://youtu.be/iT15ILqFC78 The work of these three artists is paradoxically earthly and ethereal at the same time. There is a subtle spirituality to them, an attempt to connect with nature. Pablo Posada’s work is an expression of his observations on matter: how it flows through time and space, how it evolves and transforms. His goal is to create a bond of harmony between the work and the viewer. Carol Young shares a similar experience with ceramics. It is an intimate relationship where the creation of her pieces is intuitive rather than premeditated. She has the ability to emulate the organic, to mold and manipulate the material, producing objects that could almost appear in nature. In a similar way to that of Posada’s attempt to connect to the viewer, Young’s work cannot exist on its own. It relies on the viewer to come to life and become endowed with meaning. Alejandro Saiz’s minimalist creations also evoke calm. His silent, abstract forms are strongly influenced by meditation. His figures appear to exist in an ethereal atmosphere, devoid of time, space or context. What these three artists have in common is the expertise with which they manipulate their materials. They dominate these elements without erasing their nature, they allow the materials to breathe, to exist and prevail in their true form. Their pieces are also subtle and silent, but at the same time potent, for it is this quietness that singles them out and makes the works unique. Lorenza Rodriguez The exhibition will be open through Oct. 2, 2020, Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday by appointment only.
The human figure is one of those timeless topics that have been consistently explored throughout art history. “Navigating Space” is a group show that compiles the work of four different artists whose expressions, although all quite different, work around the exploration of this theme. The way they treat space, the relationship between the subjects and the surface or the surroundings they find themselves in, are also important aspects of these artists’ work. The exhibition consists of 17 works in various sizes and techniques.
Shapes & Shades
Santiago Uribe-Holguín’s work has been in constant growth throughout his career. He has always expressed an interest in layers and first began exploring this through the handling of materials such as sand and marble dust. At the moment, he is currently delving into an exploration of color and abstraction through the use of oil painting. This process began back in 2017 with his series Immersions. In it, the artist sought to reveal what lay beneath the layers of intense color and ambiguous forms he was working on. In these works, we find the artist allows certain shades to peer from beneath a veil of diluted paint. After a few years of continuing to examine this path, his recent works show the progress his ouvre has undergone since he first embarked on this exploration three years back. Uribe-Holguín has now mastered the potency of his stroke, the way in which his palette harmonizes upon paper or canvas. No piece is like another. Although they are similar in style and manner, they are not reproductions of imitations of each other. They are each unique expressions that through the artist’s distinct selection of shades, and particular use of gesture and form, offer different sensations at the moment of being contemplated.
Insignia is a group show with works that encompass Beatriz Esguerra Art's particular style. One of the characteristics that stands out is an atmospheric feel. All the works featured in this exhibition are, each in their own way, etheral. They are precise but asbract at the same time, hinting at the artist's intentions while allowing the viewer to imagine, create and interpret as well.
Shades of Women
To conmemorate Women's Month, we have selected a series of works exploring the complexity, diversity, and multiplicity of femininity. Through this exhibition we seek to open the lense through which we are used to seeing and appreciating femininity, focusing on the different ways in which it can be expressed and encompassed. Exhibition video here: https://youtu.be/AuIzFG9KgZc
This new year brings a refreshing wave of artists and works to out gallery. Beatriz Esguerra Art is pleased to present a group show that will open this coming Saturday, 8th February, and which will feature the latest creations of some of our most recognized artists. This exhibition, rather tan revolving around a certain theme, aims at exalting the ample, creative, and eclectic spectrum of techniques and concepts that our artists work with. Although very different, they exist under a similar aesthetic, which comes down to the curatorial vision of our exceptional director Beatriz Esguerra.
Dissections of the Infinite
Reality is articulated like a kaleidoscope of diverse infinites, some larger than others, that occur indefinitely under multiple frequencies, where each atom contains an eternity within itself. As human beings, we live within a metric system that begins with our perception of time and spreads through the limits of what is known to us. The implicit myopia of the lens through which we are taught to see restrains the infinity of the present, which only exists outside the past and the future. Dissections of the Infinite seeks to approach that limitless space that exists within us. In the words of Kundera: “If you are looking for infinity, just close your eyes.”
With works by Carlos Nariño, Pablo Posada, and Carol Young.
Object of Contemplation
Artistic processes obey subjective and profound motivations. In Carol Young’s case, her works surge in an intuitive way, without much premeditation, but when she comes into contact with clay, the “sentimental cause” that guides her work surges.
BEA at ARTBO 2019
ARTBO 2019 Drawing & Painting September 18, 2019 - September 22, 2019 CORFERIAS, Avenida La Esperanza with Carrera 39, Bogota, Colombia Drawing and painting have remained relevant techniques throughout art history. This year, Beatriz Esguerra Art, for the XV edition of ARTBO (International Art Fair of Bogota), brings a selection of artists that stand out for mastering these two timeless techniques. For instance, Pedro Ruiz works the presentation of the human figure and nature mainly through painting and the use of intense, vibrant colors. Armando Castro and Pablo Arrázola use drawing as their main tool. They both employ a skillful stroke and make the most of the surfaces they work on. Arrázola works around the idea of landsccape, how it defines us, and how we also have the power to transform it. On the other hand, Castro explores the theme of isolation, and how it has come to affect us in our contemporary world due to the availability of electronic devices that place us in an alternative reality to the one we are physically experiencing. Teresa Currea creates candid and surreal universes through a subtle, meticulous, and delicate style of drawing. Meanwhile, Ismael Rivera studies what is hidden within regrets and mistakes through his masterful layering of color. Finally, Juan Carlos Rivero-Cintra, whose focus is the topic of migration and displacement, depicts this theme through a proficient style of painting.
Paper is a multifaceted material, an element rich in possibilities although also traditional in its use. In this exhibition, the role paper plays in the artistic work, as well as the ample variety that exists within the material itself is explored.
Don't Leave Me in the Dark
Juan Carlos Rivero-Cintra’s upcoming series Don’t Leave Me in the Dark is a follow-up to one of his past series, Metaphors of Memory. In both, the artist explores the theme of migration and displacement through the juxtaposition of elements. He uses organic objects to depict the nostalgia of what migrants leave behind as they move away from their homeland and towards a new context.
For his upcoming exhibition, Pedro Ruiz addresses the issue of a possible reconcillement with our natural habitat through a poetic manifestation, in which instead of expressing dissatisfaction or inconformity towards an ideology or institution, we present ourselves together in favor of Mother Nature.
Altars & Devotions
In her most recent work, the artist addresses the aesthetic experience of visiting sacred places, marveling at the variety of elements through which beliefs are communicated. She refers to architecture, color, shapes, and characters to create her universes from a new perspective. For this show, Currea translates her fascination for religious iconography into her meticulous language of drawing, assemblage and collage, wanting to convey to her audience how it isn’t necessary to practice a particular religion in order to be moved by it.
Assorted is a group show comprised of several works, some that can be seen both as individual pieces, as well as polyptychs; works that can exist alone or in the company of other similar ones. What threads this exhibition together is the visual dialogue between each piece; maybe a similarity in the technique of execution, or in the disposal of the images on the plane.