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Here is the most recent collection:

THE ODDS ARE GOOD, BUT THE GOODS ARE ODD

About Me

Born in Medellin , Colombia  (1980)

Artist Statement

This body of work aims to explore the possibilities of communication where structure and freeform, positive and negative, color and lack of, are ultimately codependent on each other in some form. My interest lies in the use of my symbols as a tool, not as a language, but a tool to examine and find the underlying structure that unites written and abstract form. The freeform pieces, with their looseness in process, were freer, less planned and come from my subconscious. However, it was this initial style that gave birth to the structural symbolic works I am mainly known for. The steel sculptures come from the same matrix but are then cut apart to become two separate complementary pieces. The wood pieces are specifically planned and developed from my own set of alphabetical symbols, providing a foundation for me to project a pattern of play and structural repetition. In all, this show gives testimony to a certain evolution, the possibilities, and the variables of the same theme.

Focusing primarily on language, how is created, how it’s perceived, and how arbitrary it can be, I’ve created my own system of symbols, my own alphabet. It’s linked with the concept of semiotics, the study of meaning-making, the study of sign processes and meaningful communication. This includes the study of signs and sign processes (semiosis).
My system has 6 characters, that rotate on their own axis 4 times to make a total 24, then flipped one of them to make a 25th. This is my “Rosetta stone” or decoder. With this shapes I aim to show structures of language, play with a visual language, creating speech bubbles, palindromes, heaps of language and different metaphors to represent how we understand written and the spoken language.

Solo Exhibitions

THE ODDS ARE GOOD, BUT THE GOODS ARE ODD | SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY | MAY 30TH – JULY 15TH, 2019

BLACK|WHITE|RED BY ESTEBAN PATIÑO | WESTOBOU GALLERY, AUGUSTA, GA |
JUNE 2 – JULY 21, 2017

DECAHEDRON | WESTSIDE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, ATLANTA, GA | MAY 2016

GER-ART, ATLANTA, GA | DECEMBER 2015 – JANUARY, 2016

(A)ROUND
NOVEMBER | GER-ART, ATLANTA, GA | NOVEMBER 2015

Residencies And Special Projects

ART-LAB | HIGH MUSEUM OF ART ATLANTA, GA | 2016
Becoming part of the permanent collection,  January 2017

HAMBIDGE ARTIST RESIDENCY| AUGUST 2016

Group Exhibitions

FINE ACQUISITION ART PROGRAM | FULTON COUNTY, ATLANTA | 2019

ART IN THE ATL | HOPE COHN PROJECTS | ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | 2019

TILL THE LIGHTS GO OUT | HATHAWAY GALLERY | NOVEMBER 15TH, 2018

BEYOND WORDS | SWAN COACH HOUSE, ATLANTA, GA | FEB 22 – APRIL 6, 2018

NUEVOLUTION LATINOS IN THE SOUTH | ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER | DECEMBER 2017 – DECEMBER 2018

SHADOW AS WITNESS | LOS ANGELES | MARCH 2018

RACECAR
 | ZUCKERMAN MUSEUM OF ART, KENNESAW, GA | JUNE 3 – JULY 30, 2017

THE GAME SHOW
 | LYNDON HOUSE GALLERY, ATHENS, GA | AUGUST 12-OCTOBER 7, 2017

HAMBIDGE 2016 ART AUCTION | APRIL 2016

SPRAWL | HIGH MUSEUM OF ART | 2015

HAMBIDGE 2015 ART AUCTION | APRIL 2015

LATIN CONTEMPORARY
 | LOEWS HOTEL, ATLANTA, GA | 2013

LATIN GA
 | SPRUILL GALLERY, ATLANTA | 2010

Permanent Collections

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART / ATLANTA
GEORGIA CYBER CENTER HULL MCKNIGHT / AUGUSTA GA
FULTON COUNTY ARTS CENTER / ATLANTA
RE/MAX REAL STATE / ATLANTA
COLONY HOUSE CONDOMINIUMS /COLONY SQUARE /ATLANTA