SKETCH

Contact: Liz Caballero
Carrera 13 # 77-41

Nydia

SKETCH presents for the first time in Colombia `Nydia´ a solo show by Juan Betancurth. Always pushing the barriers of perception and allowing the viewer to immerse in his playful world, he enters into the collective unconscious blurring all ideas related to hierarchy, power, eroticism, gender and norm. In this solo show, you will find a compendium of intimate polaroid´s taken back in 2012 in his native Manizales. Wanting to pay homage to the inherent place in society the female and motherly figure has he collaborated remotely from New York with Benjamin Fredickson and his mother Nydia, to interact with `household like´ sculptures he produced for the occasion, allowing them to be TRANSFORMED into disciplinarian gadgets, erotic toys or utilitarian objects. On the other hand, and responding to the current world necessities, we propose for the virtual platform of Artbo Temporada to showcase the work of artists with which we have been working overtime at SKETCH, whose interests vary from advocating for gender equality, highlighting economic and social problems, adverting on global warming, addressing anthropological issues or simply commenting on art historical problems.

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SKETCH
Liz Caballero
Carrera 13 # 77-41
0316418297
SKETCH gallery opened its doors in Bogotá in 2013 in San Felipe Art District, acting as a platform and exhibition space for emerging contemporary art. Today all forms of art have expanded and drawing has become a fundamental and autonomous art form. Our interest lies in investigating the relationship(s) that can be constructed between drawing and other media and so think about the expanded nature of a SKETCH. The count with more than 200 square meters of exhibition space as well as a rooftop designed for site-specific works and outdoor activities.
Juan Betancurth
Nydia, 2012
Polaroid Print
13 x 10
COP 11.400.000

Artist review

JUAN BETANCURTH (b. 1972) El Parche Artists Residency director, Artist, Curator living and working in Bogotá BA in Advertising from the Universidad Católica de Manizales, self taught artist. His work has a synergetic and performative aspect to it. He is interested in deconstructing notions related to the body. cultural identity, control and perception. Usually drawn to domestic routines and religious rites, his sculptures, performances and installations are often opportunities for experimentation and interaction with the public. By awakening curiosity and instinctive behaviour in people, he propels different relations and ways of understanding art.

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Juan Betancurth
Nydia, 2012
Polaroid Print
13 x 10
COP 11.400.000

Artist review

JUAN BETANCURTH (b. 1972) El Parche Artists Residency director, Artist, Curator living and working in Bogotá BA in Advertising from the Universidad Católica de Manizales, self taught artist. His work has a synergetic and performative aspect to it. He is interested in deconstructing notions related to the body. cultural identity, control and perception. Usually drawn to domestic routines and religious rites, his sculptures, performances and installations are often opportunities for experimentation and interaction with the public. By awakening curiosity and instinctive behaviour in people, he propels different relations and ways of understanding art.

About the artist
Juan Betancurth
Nydia, 2012
Polaroid Print
10 x 13
COP 11.400.000

Artist review

JUAN BETANCURTH (b. 1972) El Parche Artists Residency director, Artist, Curator living and working in Bogotá BA in Advertising from the Universidad Católica de Manizales, self taught artist. His work has a synergetic and performative aspect to it. He is interested in deconstructing notions related to the body. cultural identity, control and perception. Usually drawn to domestic routines and religious rites, his sculptures, performances and installations are often opportunities for experimentation and interaction with the public. By awakening curiosity and instinctive behaviour in people, he propels different relations and ways of understanding art.

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Karolina Rojas
Rupicola rupícola / Gallito de las rocas | Museo Universitario de la Universidad de Antioquia, 2019
Pigment ink on cotton fiber paper
51 x 39 x 4
COP 2.500.000

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Karolina Rojas (b. 1980), Bogotá- Colombia. Lives and works in NYC, USA. She is pursuing a doctoral program in art and arts education at Columbia University, with extensive experience as an educator and researcher in the field of design and the arts. Meticulous observation and drawing are central to her artistic practice and research. By introducing the use of digital media and resources she gives shape to her work; allowing her to identify particular aesthetics with romantic characteristics within contemporary cultural products. She often captures plastic elements that materialize in both two and three – dimensional supports. Her drawings, taxidermies and installations are the result of a precise and scientific approach where life and death are questioned.

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Vanessa Mayoraz
Species Exodus, 2019
non- toxic black paint and inks on yupo paper
38 x 31 x 2
COP 3.800.000

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In a desire to capture experience and to secure the past to figure the future, she explores the elaboration of memory, the construction of social relationships, and her fascination for the imperceptible. Through a multiform body of work and by borrowing techniques from history, journalism, and science, she explores the limits between the personal and subjective on the one hand, and the common and shared on the other. Divided between studio practice, public art and civic engagement, her work often takes the form of drawings, installations, experimental archives, public intervention, and distributable pieces. Throughout her practice, works have taken various forms and explore diverse contexts. Her earlier works questioned the body and corporeal sensation; over time, the active inclusion of the audience has become increasingly central to her practice and the artwork itself. Her overall body of work aims to make the fragility inherent to of the human system.

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Vanessa Mayoraz
Zidres: 6.4% national territory 7.2 million hectares palm, 2019
non- toxic black paint and inks on yupo paper
38 x 31 x 2
COP 3.800.000

Artist review

In a desire to capture experience and to secure the past to figure the future, she explores the elaboration of memory, the construction of social relationships, and her fascination for the imperceptible. Through a multiform body of work and by borrowing techniques from history, journalism, and science, she explores the limits between the personal and subjective on the one hand, and the common and shared on the other. Divided between studio practice, public art and civic engagement, her work often takes the form of drawings, installations, experimental archives, public intervention, and distributable pieces. Throughout her practice, works have taken various forms and explore diverse contexts. Her earlier works questioned the body and corporeal sensation; over time, the active inclusion of the audience has become increasingly central to her practice and the artwork itself. Her overall body of work aims to make the fragility inherent to of the human system.

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Iván Navarro
Delirio I , 2015
Colored pencils and typing ink on paper
60 x 60
COP 4.000.000

Artist review

Iván Navarro (1984), Bogotá- Colombia Lives and works in Bogotá – Colombia. Rigorous draftsman, cartoonist, collector and archivist of anecdotes and news which are central to his practice. Through the narratives that he constructs and by making the private public, he transgressively manages to systematically question the status quo with his challengingly humorous drawings and sculptures. His nonsense accounts for the scandalous, the strange, the tragic and funny. His drawings, made with such discipline and care, question the veracity of any document or the very ethics of the journalist or historian who writes. Not being afraid to point out social problems, he is constantly investigating the ways of representation and construction of cultural archetypes and their impact on society and the human psyche.

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Agustina Lallana
Pato Guirirí de la serie Oriente, 2019
Ed. 2/6 Gicleé print on Hahnemuhle William Turner 190 gr
65 x 97
COP 5.870.000

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Agustina Lallana (1979) Cordoba, Argentina Lives and works in Bogotá -Colombia Interested in giving meaning to cultural appropriation and miscegenation, she focuses on investigating the development of popular cultures in the jungle; her study of rural territories such as the Amazon, provides a contemporary approach to questions of visual and / or cultural representation. Her subjective observations translated into photographic images give an account of the imminent distance that continues to exist between an incorruptible and impenetrable jungle and men.

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Agustina Lallana
Picuré de la serie Oriente, 2019
Ed. 1/6 Gicleé print on Hahnemuhle William Turner 190 gr
65 x 97
COP 4.900.000

Artist review

Agustina Lallana (1979) Cordoba, Argentina Lives and works in Bogotá -Colombia Interested in giving meaning to cultural appropriation and miscegenation, she focuses on investigating the development of popular cultures in the jungle; her study of rural territories such as the Amazon, provides a contemporary approach to questions of visual and / or cultural representation. Her subjective observations translated into photographic images give an account of the imminent distance that continues to exist between an incorruptible and impenetrable jungle and men.

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Matias Armendaris
Marginalia, 2015
metal foundry with powder coating painting , wood base with polyurethane painting
64 x 52 x 92
COP 4.500.000

Artist review

Matias Armendaris (Quito, Ecuador, 1990). Visual artist. Lives and works in Mexico City He holds a BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Canada) and an MFA from SAIC (Chicago). His practice focuses on exploring the formal structures of language and the metaphor of translation as a method of representation. Through the use of drawing, engraving, sculpture and installation, he seeks to generate a re-figuration of the dynamics of power, binarism and structures resulting from contemporary global and neoliberal culture. He incorporates into his work material semiotics, the exploration of the document in juxtaposition with the poetic intervention, and speculative fiction and magical neo-realist as main creative strategies.

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