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Since violence is not only a Colombian reality but also a calamity that is shared with many other countries. I have created Alegorias Collection not only as a reflection of Colombia but also as an unintentional reflection of those places that have also experienced the obliteration created by armed conflict.
To me creation of art is like an impulse, a need to express the horrors of human brutality. Violence that explodes in colorful compositions that contrast and evokes social bleeding, tireless armed conflict, and a society that has been pillaged by social intolerance and war. The work evolves from the deconstruction of the human form. In a process that begins with the understanding of a conflict that encapsulate multiple feelings like frustration, anger, hope and perhaps the opportunity of change. I capture this through the use of the woman’s body. A body that has the ability to transform and adapt as is clearly represented in her natural ability to bring life. A life that is also able to bring the opportunity of renewal. In a time in which the anger and the frustration of war can be polarizing as it is the sensuality of the female body that is capable of changing the entire equation. This is therefore a symbol of opportunity that is renewed through out my works.
By: Hernando Rico Sanchez
1979 HRSanchez is born in Bogota - Colombia ( live and work in New Jersey USA )
Education: NYC / New Jersey - USA
Group Exhibitions: 2007 M.I.A.D Venado Tuerto Provincial Museum of Fine Art “Rose Galileo De Rodriges” City of Santa Fe – Argentina. 2006 Altered Esthetics Gallery “Guerrilla art show“ Minneapolis, Minesota – USA. 2006 M.I.A.D Venado Tuerto 2006 Municipal Museum of fine arts “Juan B. Castagnino” City of Rosario – Argentina. 2005 Descourtenay gallery "Ambassadors' art prize Chatelet - Belgium. 2005 15th Tuyap Istanbul art fair "Artist 2005 Istanbul - Turkey. 2005 Galleria Zero Summer 2005 exhibition Barcelona – Spain. 2005 3rd International Art Festival "Chania 2005" Chania, Crete – Greece. 2005 Tsunami art auction – conducted by John de Vere White, of de Veres art auctions . RHA Dublin Ireland . 2004 James Howe Fine art Gallery Union, New Jersey - USA. 2003 James Howe Fine art Gallery Union, New Jersey – USA. 1999 Artists Space Gallery. Night of 1000 drawing. Benefit exhibition. New York City - USA. 1999 Hungary Cultural House. Contemporary artists exhibition. New York City – USA. 1997 Experimental pedagogic school (EPE) Annual art exhibition. Bogota – Colombia. 1996 Experimental pedagogic school (EPE) Annual art exhibition. Bogota – Colombia.Solo Exhibitions: 2006 James Howe Fine art Gallery Union, New Jersey – USA. Student Association House. Permanent exhibition (visual Installation) until 1998 Bogota-Colombia.
Competitions: 2004 Period Gallery “ Contemporary VI” . 2003 Slow art production “ Emerging artist art competition”
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