March 04, 2017 - March 31, 2017 Cra. 16 #86A-31, Bogotá, Colombia
Beatriz Esguerra Art is pleased to present “Immersions,” a solo show of recent works in oil on canvas and paper by Santiago Uribe-Holguín.
Santiago Uribe-Holguín has maintained, throughout his artistic career, a fascination for layers and the process of unearthing them. With this current work, he leaves behind his previous technique of combining oil, sand, and marble dust and in its stead, explores the delicate relationship between line and color through the technique of traditional oil painting. While in the past Uribe-Holguín sought to expose the layers underneath by eliminating the elements above, in these new pieces, he reveals them through the strategic use of color. Profound and abstract forms achieved through bold and intense colors converge delicately in order to become what renowned art critic Clive Bell referred to as “significant form.” To Bell, forms within an artwork can be expressive even when removed from any conceivable reality. In Uribe-Holguín’s work, the way in which the elements of line and color interact is evocative of a timeless aesthetic experience.
The show is comprised of 25 small, medium and large-scale works.