Bogota, Colombia, 1965.
From 1984 to 1989, she studied Art at the Artistic Workshops of the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá). After this, she completed a Master’s Degree between 1992 and 1993 at the Chelsea College of Art & Design (London).
Her traits are inspired by Colombian masters such as Miguel Ángel Rojas, Óscar Muñoz and Luis Caballero. She studied under the auspice of and worked as assistant to the artist Doris Salcedo for several months. She also spent 3 years in London studying painting before returning to her hometown in 1995. Upon her return to Colombia, she joined forces with other artists who have reclaimed painting and contributed to her country becoming a reference point for international contemporary art. She denounces social injustices, environmental issues and conventional language.
She uses painting to express her ideas and personal language. She gives names to things beyond the realm of language. She never improvises. She defines the subject matter that she wishes to deal with and researches the creative process. With the result of research, she experiments and creates powerful pieces. Her language, poetic and delicate, yet austere acquires a new meaning. Her drawings envisage her raison d’être and are endowed with a rich meaning linked to nature. She focuses her work on experimenting and investigating new materials. She employs renewed working techniques and miscellaneous materials that help her to achieve new aesthetics.
She lives and works out of Bogotá.
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