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During ARTBO 2021, Beatriz Esguerra Art will present the group show "Conversations," an exhibition that brings together the works of six gallery artists who work the two opposing themes of figuration and abstraction, proving that these can converse with each other and coexist.
Pablo Arrázola and Teresa Currea are great draftspeople, who bring their universes to life on paper. Currea constructs magical settings through her own personal take at collage. Meanwhile, Arrázola's hyperrealist style seeks to enhance paper's particular characteristics by turning it into a protagonist in the work. Mario Arroyave works on figuration digitally, placing his subjects within spaces that are constructed and somewhat surreal.
On the other hand, we have three abstract artists who are very organic in their processes. Santiago Uribe-Holguín's work brings out his materials' purest characteristics. The texture of the marble dust and sand can almost be felt due to the masterful way in which he applies it.
Carol Young emulates the flowing movement of nature, the sound of growing plants, the passage of time. Both Uribe-Holguín's and Young's work remind us of the mundane origins of the materials they work with, how close they are to the earth.
Alejandro Saiz is the final member of the roster, and his work's spirit is also sober and subtle. These pieces consist of a series of abstract silhouettes which seem to resemble sketches of possible sculptures.