BEATRIZ ESGUERRA ART AT ARTBO 2018
Exhibiting works by Carlos Alarcón, Armando Castro, Teresa Currea, Ismael Rivera, Pedro Ruiz and Elsa Zambrano.
Figuration has remained an indispensable aspect throughout the history of art, around which many have focused the development of their ouvre. This year, Beatriz Esguerra Arte brings to the XIV edition of the International Art Fair of Bogotá ARTBO, a selection of artists that stand out for mastering it with prowess, each one not only in their own way, but in a variety of expressions and techniques. Pedro Ruiz works the presentation of the human figure and nature mainly through the use of intense colors and thick textures. Carlos Alarcón and Armando Castro use drawing as the main tool, in order to embody figuration. Alarcón exploits his skillful stroke, while Castro takes advantage of the characteristics of his surfaces in order to generate a particular atmosphere to his scenes. Ismael Rivera successfully combines figuration and abstraction in grand atmospheres, touching upon contemporary global issues such as politics, nature conservation and human relations. Teresa Currea uses a subtle and delicate style of drawing to create fantastic, candid and surreal universes. And finally, Elsa Zambrano, whose focus is also the construction of a series of theatrical landscapes, brings together iconic elements from both history and pop culture in order to generate eclectic or satirical situations.
On October 23, during the opening of ARTBO 2018, Beatriz Esguerra Arte and the artist Carlos Alarcón will launch the first edition of the book No dibujo los Domingos (I Don’t Draw on Sundays). This editorial project includes the artist's most recent work, which consists of a series of drawings that he dedicated himself to doing every day of the week, one a day, except on Sundays and for a period of 126 days. The original drawings will be displayed and available for sale at Beatriz Esguerra Arte’s stand throughout the fair.