Offerings - Luz Helena Caballero
April 24, 2014 - May 15, 2014 Cra. 16 No. 86A-31, Bogotá, Colombia
Luz Helena Caballero's recent work intertwines three topics and uses them as a starting point: florals as an ornamental pattern, handiwork as the generator of a story and fear, reflected in the need for protection and safety. "Offerings", is born out of this thought process and seeks to capture the concept of an offering and the symbolic element of mystical protection, a kind of charm as well as an ornament that expands. Caballero's new line of work is a tribute to florals as its subject, and organic forms that accompany confinement, intimacy and every day spaces.
Luz Helena Caballero studied Fine Arts at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Andes Universities in Bogota, Colombia. She is presently an art professor at the latter institution. Her extended career as an artist includes national and international exhibits in museums, galleries, biennials and foundations.
"Offerings" is composed of aproximately 20 medium and small format works, executed on either handmade paper or acrylic on canvas. The works on paper were done by hand, at the San Lorenzo de Barichara Foundation, a Colombian institution that specializes in the creation of handmade paper. They are the result of the manipulation by the artist, of fique and pineapple pulp and natural dyes, where the act of manual creation plays a central role.