An artist trying to find hell in Switzerland
Joaquín Restrepo’s works are exhibited simultaneously in the United States, Switzerland and Colombia.
HOUSTON, 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Visual artist and sculptor Joaquín Restrepo exhibits VITRIOL at Texas, an artistic selection that includes 27 pieces of sculpture, drawings, large-format canvases and a virtual projection that offers the viewer a retrospective, which are currently on display at La Galerie in Vaudeville, in Fredericksburg, until the end of december 2021.
The artist with Judeo-Hispanic roots regularly visits Texas and Florida present his works. The bronze and iron sculptures, large-format canvases and ink drawings that blend different artistic techniques capture the essence of the travels he usually takes.
Simultaneously, the plastic surgeon will show his work in Switzerland, as selected by PROGR, to be part of the Residency.ch artistic residency, which is supported by Swiss businessman Hansjörg Wyss, through the Kunst Museum of Bern, Switzerland. Throughout the month of December, Restrepo will create a metaverse inspired by Dante’s Hell and that of Carl Jung black books, from which new physical works and a series of NFTs will also be generated.
“This appropriation of Dante’s Hell is a continuation of the work I did last year and which I now exhibit in Texas. Because if you don’t go in search of fate and embrace it, fate will find you; This shock triggers a sort of descent into hell, and I think the best way to deal with it is to integrate those parts of our personality into our lives that we repress. It’s not a straightforward path, but I think it’s a way to find meaning in life, even more so in this age of hyper-connectivity, where the last thing we do is learn to live. with ourselves, ”Restrepo said.
Restrepo created a strong link between art and technology, which allowed him to move from drawing, painting, sculpture and immersive digital experiences, like his Love Fati application in 2020 (https://joaquinrestrepo.com/amorfati/) and by presenting its work in the form of NFT (Non-Fundible Tokens).
For more information on Joaquín Restrepo’s work, please visit him on Instagram at @joaquinrestrepo or send an email to [email protected]
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