Lokkus

Contact: Manuela Velásquez
Carrera 36 # 10a 35

Lokkus - ARTBO «Temporada 2020»

Lokkus - ARTBO «Temporada 2020» presents works by 4 artists (Camila Botero, Juliana Góngora, Libia Posada and Daniela Serna) who participate in the exhibition that is currently open in the gallery space in Medellín: With this mouth, in this world, an exhibition that was curated by Erika Martínez Cuervo. Also participating in this version of ARTBO | Temporada are the artists Jorge Julián Aristizábal and José Antonio Suárez Londoño

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Lokkus
Manuela Velásquez
Carrera 36 # 10a 35
3183895244
LOKKUS is located in the artistic field as a cultural and commercial project that exhibits, promotes and consolidates proposals by artists who respond - formally and conceptually - to the situation and demands of the environment and the market. The artists represented by the gallery are professionals aware of their dynamics as fundamental actors in the field of culture and in the construction of the narrative of art history.
Camila Botero
Good Luck, 2017
Drawing. Acrylic marker on paper
120 x 150

Artist review

The multidisciplinary work of Camila Botero raises questions about the instability of our times, and how we are rapidly and irreversibly changing our world. Through different techniques and materials she explores multiple perspectives and experiences of what it means to be human in our accelerated digital era.

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Camila Botero
Volcán III, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 110

Artist review

The multidisciplinary work of Camila Botero raises questions about the instability of our times, and how we are rapidly and irreversibly changing our world. Through different techniques and materials she explores multiple perspectives and experiences of what it means to be human in our accelerated digital era.

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Daniela Serna
Percurso, 2020
Installation. Film reel, paper
31 x 135 x 16

Artist review

She is interested in questioning the process of reading, the relativity of language, the relationship between reader and author and the social systems established through discourse. These inquiries have allowed her to understand literature and texts in general, not as closed entities but as spaces of intersection in which the individual, the content and the context, are subject to a series of rules derived from the symbolic forms that constitute our cultural tradition. It is by altering these rules that she seeks to generate, through artistic development, new semantic and visual connections that allow us to associate texts and objects with other images, other ideas, other meanings. For this she take materials and experiences from her own reading process, to generate, through sculptures and installations, adjacent readings that allow for the mobilisation and deconstruction of the texts; putting in between the "objective truth" of reading, the coherence of discourse, identity imaginaries and collective memory.

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Daniela Serna
Caja de valor, 2018
Suitcase, types in graphite
50 x 35 x 18

Artist review

She is interested in questioning the process of reading, the relativity of language, the relationship between reader and author and the social systems established through discourse. These inquiries have allowed her to understand literature and texts in general, not as closed entities but as spaces of intersection in which the individual, the content and the context, are subject to a series of rules derived from the symbolic forms that constitute our cultural tradition. It is by altering these rules that she seeks to generate, through artistic development, new semantic and visual connections that allow us to associate texts and objects with other images, other ideas, other meanings. For this she take materials and experiences from her own reading process, to generate, through sculptures and installations, adjacent readings that allow for the mobilisation and deconstruction of the texts; putting in between the "objective truth" of reading, the coherence of discourse, identity imaginaries and collective memory.

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Juliana Góngora y María Alejandra Torres
Nudos de reunión / Memorial «cuerpo de leche», 2020
Woven milk thread, granadillo wood support
84 x 19 x 23

Artist review

"Observer of the moss between the bricks and the tiny powers. She works with primitive and organic materials: earth, salt, spider threads, sand grains, stones, glass and collects sculptural conditions: strength, subtlety, press, wait, suspend, moisten. As an artist, she calls for a material consciousness and asserts that as human beings we must begin to describe more our daily actions instead of exposing our power speeches."

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Juliana Góngora y María Alejandra Torres
Nudos de reunión / Memorial «cuerpo de leche», 2020
Woven milk thread, granadillo wood support
84 x 19 x 20

Artist review

"Observer of the moss between the bricks and the tiny powers. She works with primitive and organic materials: earth, salt, spider threads, sand grains, stones, glass and collects sculptural conditions: strength, subtlety, press, wait, suspend, moisten. As an artist, she calls for a material consciousness and asserts that as human beings we must begin to describe more our daily actions instead of exposing our power speeches."

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Libia Posada
Lección de Anatomía, 2003
Print / wood
30 x 45

Artist review

Libia Posada won the first place in 2015 in the framework of the “Medellín City Creation Awards”; in 2000, the First Prize of the Regional Salon of Artists and in 1998 the Second Prize of the IX National Salon of Artists, University of Antioquia. In addition, she has exhibited in institutions such as the Museum of modern art of Medellin, Museo de Antioquia, as well as participating in various national artists' shows. Her pieces are part of the collection of El Banco De La República, Museo de Antioquia and private funds in Colombia, Europe, the United States and Chile. In her projects the intertwining between medicine, the plastic arts, and a very personal political voice is easily visualized. Accompanied by objects such as furniture, medical supplies and surgical instruments, the artist proposes profound reflections on social and cultural problems, using various languages ​​such as painting, installation, drawing, photography, group actions or video, creating pieces that speak about the body, the individual and the community as elements defined and modified by culture.

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Libia Posada
De la serie «Evidencia Clínica Retratos»: Retrato de Mujer Joven, 2007
Photography

Artist review

Libia Posada won the first place in 2015 in the framework of the “Medellín City Creation Awards”; in 2000, the First Prize of the Regional Salon of Artists and in 1998 the Second Prize of the IX National Salon of Artists, University of Antioquia. In addition, she has exhibited in institutions such as the Museum of modern art of Medellin, Museo de Antioquia, as well as participating in various national artists' shows. Her pieces are part of the collection of El Banco De La República, Museo de Antioquia and private funds in Colombia, Europe, the United States and Chile. In her projects the intertwining between medicine, the plastic arts, and a very personal political voice is easily visualized. Accompanied by objects such as furniture, medical supplies and surgical instruments, the artist proposes profound reflections on social and cultural problems, using various languages ​​such as painting, installation, drawing, photography, group actions or video, creating pieces that speak about the body, the individual and the community as elements defined and modified by culture.

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José Antonio Suarez Londoño
Sin título, 2016
Mixed media drawing on paper
dibujo 6.3 x 10 cm / marco 28 x 29.5 cm

Artist review

José Antonio Suárez was the artist selected by the Bank of the Republic for the design of the Colombian currency in 2012, he was also the winner of the life and work award of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2013); MoMA, New York (2010); and MNCARS, Madrid (2000), among others. His works are part of important collections such as Banco de la República (Colombia); MOCA Collection, Los Angeles (USA); Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (USA); Blackburn Print Workshop, New York (USA); Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna (Austria). His career as a draftsman and engraver began in the 1970s. He was a biology student at the University of Antioquia and completed his studies at the Superior School of Visual Arts in Geneva. His drawings and engravings have been strongly influenced in a formal and aesthetic way by works by such masters of art history as Rembrandt, Dürer, Goya, Doré, Picasso and Hockney.

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Jorge Julián Aristizábal
Cosmos, 2019
Watercolor on paper
132 x 196

Artist review

Jorge Julián Aristizábal was the winner of the CIFO 2016 Scholarships and Commissions Program. He has participated in several individual exhibitions, including: “Almost all together”, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, Colombia, 2018; "Tunjos y Porcelanas". Galeria de La Oficina. Medellin, Colombia, 2016; "Permanent Vases". Galeria de La Oficina. Medellin, Colombia, 2011; "Invisible Wounds". HPGRP Gallery. New York, USA, 2010. Aristizábal's work is difficult to classify due to its diversity of techniques and styles, but he has a constant fascination for drawing and painting where he explores different lines, colors and silhouettes, using iconography as a strong tool. He is an artist who is always attentive to the national political situation, language games, sarcasm and irony and this is reflected continuously in the titles of his pieces where you can see his sustained criticism, double standards, corruption, careerism and all its manifestations.

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Jorge Julián Aristizábal
La Minga, 2020
Glazed ceramic and iron
20 x 106 x 20

Artist review

Jorge Julián Aristizábal was the winner of the CIFO 2016 Scholarships and Commissions Program. He has participated in several individual exhibitions, including: “Almost all together”, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, Colombia, 2018; "Tunjos y Porcelanas". Galeria de La Oficina. Medellin, Colombia, 2016; "Permanent Vases". Galeria de La Oficina. Medellin, Colombia, 2011; "Invisible Wounds". HPGRP Gallery. New York, USA, 2010. Aristizábal's work is difficult to classify due to its diversity of techniques and styles, but he has a constant fascination for drawing and painting where he explores different lines, colors and silhouettes, using iconography as a strong tool. He is an artist who is always attentive to the national political situation, language games, sarcasm and irony and this is reflected continuously in the titles of his pieces where you can see his sustained criticism, double standards, corruption, careerism and all its manifestations.

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