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Juan Gabriel Perez Botero (JUGAart)

Juan Gabriel Perez Botero (JUGAart)

By using the body as a tool to work the material and the mind as
the engine that drives the process, together in perfect unison,
they transfigure the elements in order to compose the image by
moving away from the mimesis of the external influences. This
allows the subject to achieve autonomy through its own unique
expression.
The geometric and linear forms, along with colour and light, are
the basic elements which are essential for the creation of the
artwork. By blending these factors together with the process, and
the effort of constructing the image, the artist arrives at the
point where they have the responsibility to combine these
components, and bring into being the concept residing in the depths
of their imagination.
The act of creation where, for example, taking a piece of clay and
forging it into a specific form, takes it from the mundane to the
extraordinary, as the artist patiently uses their skill to ensure
the desired result. This process follows the criteria the artist
has set down in order to ensure success with this task.
There are internal and external factors that impose themselves on
the process where the inner fire of inspiration is fueled by the
outer influences of the artist's universe. Both Pollock and Rothko
are examples where abstract art conveys an innovative style which
challanges the traditional creative process. Using the abstract
process one does not apply colour through conventional means, but
instead allows it to flow and roam across the surface of the medium
on its own journey. The destination will determine the outcome of
the image, which will be unique and inspired, as the artist has
intended. The choice and use of materials are important in
achieving the desired effect, as one searches for the ideal
conditions to execute and fulfil the potential of the creative
process. One has an affinity for materials that can be rapidly
applied to the surface, so as to breathe life into the image while it is
still clear in the mind. Once this part of the process is complete one
devotes the energy to the application of colour and texture, which pave
the way for the creative process, and the ultimate destination which is
the image born of inspiration and devotion.

Biography

Born in Colombia and titled as a Master in Plastic Arts by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
of the University of Caldas, promotion 2006.
Later I traveled to Australia where I stayed for four years perfecting
my artistic abilities, obtaining certificate in Contemporary
Crafts and Visual Arts of the Adelaide College of the Arts.
Lover of the photography, in the year 2004 I obtained the First
Place in the first Photographic Marathon of the department, organized
by the Departmental Direction of Culture within the program
Risaralda Positive.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006 Atmósferas Urbanas – Sala de Exposiciones La Rotonda, Palacio
de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales.

2004 Lugar, Sujeto, Verbo – Sala de Exposiciones La Rotonda,
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2017 La Ruta del Arte, Tierra Firme, Bogotá.

2017 VII Salón de Egresados Gonzalo Quintero, Palacio de Bellas
Artes, Manizales.

2016 Top of heart, Feria de Arte, Lujo y Diseño, Nest Art Center,
Bogotá.

2016 Arte SALA, Feria de Arte Emergente, Las Heroinas, Bogotá.

2016 Art Santa Rosa, I Feria del Arte, Galeria Casa Garcia,
Santa Rosa de Cabal.

2011 A Selection of Works in Jewellery College of the Arts, TAFE,
Adelaide, Australia.

2006 Salón de Artistas – Encuentro 50 Años del Estamento de
Egresados. Edificio Administrativo, Sede Central, Universidad de
Caldas, Manizales.

2006 La Música en La Pintura – Sala de exposiciones Darío Ramírez,
Universidad del Tolima, Ibagué.

2005 Fundición en Bronce – Sala de Exposiciones La Pinacoteca,
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales.

2004 Fugas Múltiples – Escuela de Carabineros Seccional Alejandro
Gutiérrez, Manizales.

2003 Risaralda Positiva – Primera Maratón Fotográfica del Departamento, Edificio Alberto Mesa Abadía – Dirección Departamental de Cultura, Pereira.

2002 Procesos – Sala de Exposiciones La Rotonda, Palacio de Bellas
Artes, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales.

2001 Luz – Sala de Exposiciones La Pinacoteca, Palacio de Bellas
Artes, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales.

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