One of Colombia´s most well known female artists is Maripaz Jaramillo and she presents her next exhibition, “Abrazos” (“Hugs”) at Baobab Gallery in Bogota.
It starts on the 23 March 2017 with a vernissage event at 7pm and runs through to 21 April 2017.
Maripaz Jaramillo: Life of Art
Originally from Manizales, she studied Fine Arts at the University of Los Andes and did further studies at Chelsea School of Art in England, Heyter Workshops in Paris and Camnizer in Italy.
She is part of the generation of artists that emerged in Colombia in the seventies. His work aligns itself with the tendency of pop art and has addressed expressions of Colombian social culture by applying critical and humorous assessment of its reality.
The artistic production of Maripaz Jaramillo is characterized by the use of strong colours and a lack of fineness in the strokes. It distances itself from the formal elegance and expected academic requirements and its rough and colourful drawing has often been described as “deficient” by reviewers. Nevertheless the artist has not tried to amend her technique or identifiable style, since she does not seek with its work to replicate the reality but to interpret via exaggeration and visual abbreviation. Some commentators categorize her work as expressionism with critical overtones but the artist herself says that they interpret in her work a political background that she does not really seek to create.
During her artistic career, MariPaz has participated in about 88 collective exhibitions in Latin America, Europe and the United States, and in more than 50 solo exhibitions in Colombia, Germany, the United States and the Middle East.
Some of her works are part of the public collections of museums such as The Modern Art of Bogota and Museum of Modern Art of New York among others.