From Figure to Color - Carolina Convers

August 14, 2014 - September 04, 2014
Bogota, Carrera 16 # 86A-31

“From Figure to Color,” an exhibition of new works by Carolina Convers, will open at Beatriz Esguerra Art on Thursday, August 14th at 7 PM. This show reflects the transition of Convers’s process from figurative to abstract imagery, and from industrial enamels on acetate prints to acrylics on canvas. While all works in the show allude to the hidden and public associations of the feminine gender, Convers’s most recent paintings leave behind the obvious details of the feminine figure and turn to more abstract connotations.

With the acetate prints Convers creates an ethereal barrier of enamel layers through which to comprehend her female family members. These serve as a point of departure for her most recent paintings, which synthesize her process into a focus on the placement of thin atmospheric layers of color. The abstract imagery in these works is reminiscent of the sewing patterns that were embraced by those female figures from her acetate prints. In one painting, a deep blue in the background supports a red abstraction evocative of a dress or a fragment of clothing. For Convers, the expressive use of color on canvas is both a poetic gesture and cathartic one.

This exhibition will be composed of acrylics on canvas and acetate prints intervened with industrial enamel in a variety of formats. “From Figure to Color” will reveal a significant culmination of the evolution of Convers’s artistic practice, representing both a period of self-reflection and a physical manifestation of her entrance into abstraction. With her newest works, Carolina Convers explores how profound meaning and history can lie delicately on the surface.

Carolina Convers is a renowned Colombian artist who received her education in Fine Arts at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano of Bogotá. Her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions and has received important mentions in galleries, institutions and museums in countries such as Colombia, the United States, Mexico and Italy.