Shapes & Shades

Recent works by Santiago Uribe-Holguín
June 10, 2020 - July 03, 2020
Cra. 16 No. 86B-31, Bogota, Colombia

Santiago Uribe-Holguín’s work has been in constant growth throughout his career. He has always expressed an interest in layers and first began exploring this through the handling of materials such as sand and marble dust. At the moment, he is currently delving into an exploration of color and abstraction through the use of oil painting. This process began back in 2017 with his series Immersions. In it, the artist sought to reveal what lay beneath the layers of intense color and ambiguous forms he was working on. In these works, we find the artist allows certain shades to peer from beneath a veil of diluted paint.

After a few years of continuing to examine this path, his recent works show the progress his ouvre has undergone since he first embarked on this exploration three years back. Uribe-Holguín has now mastered the potency of his stroke, the way in which his palette harmonizes upon paper or canvas. No piece is like another. Although they are similar in style and manner, they are not reproductions of imitations of each other. They are each unique expressions that through the artist’s distinct selection of shades, and particular use of gesture and form, offer different sensations at the moment of being contemplated.