Santiago Parra

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Santiago Parra was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1986. He studied Literature at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, followed by an art education at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá and later at the Academy of Art University to study Fine Arts in San Francisco where he also learnt about Motion Pictures and Television. Parra is known for his large, abstract and highly expressive black and white paintings. His canvases capture the suspended flatness of the calligraphy-like imagery, harmonizing two seemingly incompatible aesthetic moments, spontaneity and pondering, which are all shaped by movement, strength, gravity and skill of the Columbian artist’s creative process. He explores the expressive possibilities of the quintessential abstract form. With an audacious manner he redefines abstract structures with bold sculptural brushstrokes. His work is both an aesthetic exploration and a questioning of the essence of abstract image making

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 
Summer Exhibitions ,group show, JD Malat Gallery, London, UK
Contemporary Istanbul ,art fair, JD Malat Gallery, Istanbul , Turkey
Zona Maco ,art fair, JD Malat Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Galería Sextante, solo exhibition, Galería Sextante ,Bogota, Colombia

2018

London, solo show, Jd Malat Gallery, London UK
Galería Sextante, solo exhibition, Galería Sextante ,Bogota, Colombia

2017 
Ciudad de Panama, Gallery ArteConsult , Panama

2014 
Gallery Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Gallery  Isabel Aninat, Santiago, Chile
Galería Sextante, solo exhibition , Bogota , Colombia

2011
The Warehouse Art, solo exhibition,  Bogota , Colombia

2010
Galería Sextante, solo exhibition , Bogota , Colombia

 

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