I’m a Colombian photographer and designer. My work is focused in finding artistic pathways to melt traditional cultural roots with a global worldwide vision. Right now my goal is to experiment with mixtures between classical (analogous) and digital techniques of representation, capture and print of images; trying to find a personal way to express my vision and feelings about a lot of topics.
I’m looking for my place in a world over populated and full of communication media but also full of isolated persons in tiny places, meaningless works and lacking of big dreams beyond money or fame.
I try to reflect in my work my concerns about my role of a man and an artist in a process between traditions and preconceptions and more post-modern perceptions about myself, my sexuality, my place and my future.
Between traditions, rituals, history and a little dose of nihilism and a hedonistic search I try to find equilibrium. I’m a bipolar person, my work is a catharsis, and a declaration of pride about my condition; my art pieces try to talk about my country, our wars, our pain, our dreams, our cultural melting pot and our never ending search of happiness.
As part of my bachelor’s degree project, I’ve produced a set of talbotypes experimenting with papers and the classic photographic technique using the male body as a landscape, which is a metaphor of my own reflections about how gender roles and stereotypes are imposed on the surface of ourselves by society – but if you look closer all the differences simply disappear and what is left behind is skin as a tool for human contact. The other half of the project is a series of digital sabatiers sometimes melted with the scans of the talbotypes presented as an e-book and hopefully as a printed book.