BEA Exhibitions in 3D
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.