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Gonzalo Fuenmayor
updated: 01/22/2013
website: www.gonzalofuenmayor.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Moment of Surrender
Apocalypse VI
Apocalypse VIII
Sun of Omens
Politically Picturesque
Dream of Impatience
sleeping heroes
mythological routines
Color of Ash
Carmen Medusa
Carmen Banana
There is no place
House of Agonizing Sun
Blank
Columbia
 
Portfolio Keywords:  surreal, fantasy, historical, narrative, pattern, memory, gestural, violence, nature, organic
 
 
The Moment of Surrender by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
The Moment of Surrender
charcoal on paper
2012
40 83 " x  104 " 
Apocalypse VI by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Apocalypse VI
charcoal on paper
2009
85 " x  52 " 
Apocalypse VIII by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Apocalypse VIII
charcoal on paper
2009
83 " x  52 " 
Sun of Omens by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Sun of Omens
charcoal on paper
2012
52 " x  60 " 
Politically Picturesque by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Politically Picturesque
charcoal on paper
2010
52 " x  69 " 
Dream of Impatience by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Dream of Impatience
charcoal on paper
2010
14 " x  11 "  x 1 " 
sleeping heroes by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
sleeping heroes
charcoal on paper
2010
14 " x  11 "  x 1 " 
mythological routines by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
mythological routines
charcoal on paper
2010
14 " x  11 "  x 1 " 
Color of Ash  by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Color of Ash
charcoal on paper
2010
83 " x  32 " 
Carmen Medusa by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Carmen Medusa
charcoal on paper
2012
68 " x  44 " 
Carmen Banana by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Carmen Banana
charcoal on paper
2012
85" x  44" 
There is no place by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
There is no place
charcoal on paper
2012
26 " x  40 " 
House of Agonizing Sun by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
House of Agonizing Sun
charcoal on paper
2012
26 " x  40 " 
Blank by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Blank
charcoal on paper
2010
14 " x  14 " 
Columbia by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Columbia
charcoal on paper
2012
28" x  51" 

Artist Statement

I explore ideas of hybridity, violence, memory and visibility through traditional and non-traditional use of drawing. Different strategies are employed in my creative process in order to subordinate the contradictory into a delicate and imaginative order. The approaches may vary, but the banana fruit as well as Victorian ornamentation remain vital in my recent creative process.

Through a series of large scale charcoal drawings I explore ornamentation and its role in contemporary culture. Victorian style elements (such as chandeliers, mirrors and lamps), reminiscent of a colonial past, proliferate from banana bunches, alluding to a tragic and violent history in a “Banana Republic” such as Colombia. These hybrid images attempt to evidence the complicit and amnesic nature of ornamentation and its relationship to tragedy.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Gonzalo Fuenmayor is a Colombian artist currently based in Miami,FL. He received his MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA in 2004, and a BFA in Fine Arts and Art Education from School of Visual Arts in 2000, where he was awarded a full tuition scholarship from the Keith Haring Foundation. His drawings are included in the Flat Files of the Drawing Center, and has been awarded numerous awards including the Stacey Sussman Travelling Award in 2000, Silas Rhodes Family Award in 2000, and recently in 2007, an Honorable Mention from Premio Fernando Botero. Gonzalo Fuenmayor has exhibited in solo and group shows in the USA, Colombia as well as in Europe; recently he participated at “Laberintos” Group Show at Galeria MUNDO in Bogota, COL, as well as representing Colombia at the V International Biennial of Standards at Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, MX in 2008.  He just had an exhibition at the Project Space of Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami.