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Jorge Julian Aristizabal
updated: 09/18/2009
website: www.jjav62.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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IF YOU CAN TELL WHAT IT IS, IT IS NOT THAT
FRIENDS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY
IF YOU SEE, LOOK. IF YOU CAN LOOK, OBSERVE.
I GIVE YOU THE CLUES, YOU MAKE THE STORY
MIDDLE CLASS
WHITE TRASH
CONCEPTUAL CONSUMPTION
PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL
ALL IS WELL IN CANDY LAND
YOU CAN PHOTOGRAPH A LANDSCAPE, BUT NOT THE FORMS I HAVE IN MY HEAD
THE ONLY WAY TO BE FOLLOWED IS TO RUN FASTER THAN THE OTHERS
PROVOKE
GIVE AND TAKE
GIVE AND TAKE
GIVE AND TAKE
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, identity, narrative, political, psychological, social criticism, humor, conceptual, obsessive, gender/sexuality
 
 
IF YOU CAN TELL WHAT IT IS, IT IS NOT THAT by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
IF YOU CAN TELL WHAT IT IS, IT IS NOT THAT
MIxed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
FRIENDS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
FRIENDS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY
mixed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
IF YOU SEE, LOOK. IF YOU CAN LOOK, OBSERVE. by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
IF YOU SEE, LOOK. IF YOU CAN LOOK, OBSERVE.
Mixed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
I GIVE YOU THE CLUES, YOU MAKE THE STORY by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
I GIVE YOU THE CLUES, YOU MAKE THE STORY
Mixed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
MIDDLE CLASS by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
MIDDLE CLASS
mixed media/paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
WHITE TRASH by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
WHITE TRASH
Mixed media/paper
2009
22 " x  30 " 
CONCEPTUAL CONSUMPTION by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
CONCEPTUAL CONSUMPTION
Mixed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL
Mixed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
ALL IS WELL IN CANDY LAND by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
ALL IS WELL IN CANDY LAND
MIxed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
YOU CAN PHOTOGRAPH A LANDSCAPE, BUT NOT THE FORMS I HAVE IN MY HEAD by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
YOU CAN PHOTOGRAPH A LANDSCAPE, BUT NOT THE FORMS I HAVE IN MY HEAD
MIxed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
THE ONLY WAY TO BE FOLLOWED IS TO RUN FASTER THAN THE OTHERS by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
THE ONLY WAY TO BE FOLLOWED IS TO RUN FASTER THAN THE OTHERS
MIxed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
PROVOKE by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
PROVOKE
MIxed media/paper
2009
22" x  30" 
GIVE AND TAKE by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
GIVE AND TAKE
DOYLES (CROTCHET)
2009
15 " x  25 " 
GIVE AND TAKE by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
GIVE AND TAKE
DOYLES (CROTCHET)
2009
15" x  25" 
GIVE AND TAKE by Jorge Julian Aristizabal
GIVE AND TAKE
DOYLES (CROTCHET)
2009
15" x  22" 

Artist Statement
 Creating images that awaken that language of the unconscious is where the foundation of my work lies. I have always been intrigued by the way some images affect me, and how I react to them. I am interested in images not only that expresses “ideas” but also dispute those ideas. These images generate a thought process and open different doors into my memory as words often do.   Creating a sense of confusion that alters my perception, where the familiar becomes unfamiliar.  Where I live in the world, and what lives in my mind, and the conceptual relationship between these two equally fictive places, is what I want to make visible to the viewer. I find a great deal of pleasure in creating images based on fragile structures that challenge and defy our sense of balance and order, both through the physical and the natural world.  Defining concepts that not only demonstrate how vulnerable we are, but remind us of our emotional confusions, frustrations, and disappointments, as well as our sense of hope, enlightenment, joy and humour. I am interested in a paradoxical image that generates ambivalent feelings, i.e.: “Is the bird headless or is it perpetually trapped,” such as the confusion between seriousness and the absurd, compassion and mockery.  At the end of the creative process there is the expectation of making work capable of moving the viewer.  Allowing them to see something that they were not apprised of.  Silently making them an accomplice in the web where their turmoil and perception forces them to reflect whether they have become the spider or the prey.  

Artist Bio / CV

 1983   Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. USA1984      Parsons School of Art and Design, Italy, France1985      BFA. Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design, Los Angeles,  CA  USA1987   Academia de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain1999      Postgraduate Diploma Goldsmiths College, London, UK2000      MA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London. UK    

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                                               2006. "13 Universal Writers" Comfenalco Antioquia. Medellin, Colombia 2005. "El Canario y el Jabali"Museo de Arte Moderno. Bucaramanga, Colombia.2004. "El Canario y el Jabali"Museo de Arte Moderno. Barranquilla, Colombia2003. "El Canario y el Jabali" Museo de Antioquia. Medellin,Colombia.1998. “Cacerias y Siameses” Valenzuela y Klenner  Galeria, Bogota, Colombia.1997.   “Celdas”  Camara de Comercio, Medellin, Colombia.1994.   “Escenas Domesticas”  Sala de Arte Suramericana, Medellin, Colombia.1992       Galeria Taller, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali Colombia.1993   “Testimonios” Galeria de la Oficina, Medellin, Colombia.1990   Galeria Garces Velasquez, Bogota, Colombia1989      Galeria de la Oficina, Medellin, Colombia.  

DISTINCTIONS

1999  Scholarship. Estudios de Postgrado en el Exterior.  Ministry of Culture, Colombia.1998   Prize.  Pintura Colombiana de los 90’s.  BID, Museum of Modern Art,                      Cartagena, Colombia.1996     Prize.  “Concurso Nacional Parque San Antonio”.  Gobernacion de Antoquia, Medellin, Colombia.            Special mention. “VI Salon Regional de Artistas”. Corferias, Bogota,             Colombia.1992   Prize.  “Concurso Nacional de Arte Riogrande II”.  Museum of Modern Art,           Medellin, Colombia.1986     Special mention.  “VII Salon Arturo y Rebeca Rabinovich”.  Museum ofModern Art,  Medellin, Colombia.