Alejo Naranjo Paintings
The approach to painting and drawing and the technical elements in which my artistic work is based, leave from the use of tools and means that are to me near and viable at the present time, speak of a simple search and honest of the abstract and lyrical an image without artifices, that it investigates in the nature as object of study, the creation techniques which I have come using are: Oils, charcoals and sanginas on canvas or paper, are used like average raising the creative act going beyond a mere evident representation of nature. The oil helps me in the color atmosphere creation and the charcoals and sanginas allow to the elaboration of the line and the drawing elements that creates the sensation of structures in the pictorial composition. I paint directly without previous sketches or too much preconceived ideas, in a way of an exercise in which each piece is the continuation of another previous one, a pictorial process to way of reflection on the format; about the painting and the drawing, the pictorial image and the search of the lyric and the expressive ways, the fortuitous and concise things in my images. A capacity is demanded by means of the technique to compose the piece to the way of a performance, the way of improvisation in which as in the musical improvisation the primary sensations and basic technical elements are used; in order to propose free and spontaneous compositions, but that freedom demands from the painter the capacity to engage in a dialog with the elements that compose the artistic language.
My painting The painting as expression brings questions of artistic type to investigate about which we observed, and what of subjective way proposes the creation of personal and subjective languages, in my work from its beginnings it was very important, the search of a way to reproduce imaginative pictorial sensations and own that although was outside inspired by real spaces or through the memory or the accomplishment of previous studies, they went by the transformation of these scenes in new images, loaded of lyricism and subjectivity. Leading me towards an expressionist abstraction which the physical spaces become sensations of outline, line and gesture. The Rain series It Talks about an inner spiritual state in which I propose to dream an imaginative and a lyrical reality, just like a dream or a fairy tale full of symbols, veils and space, the characters painted inhabit this land of poetry and fantasy. The rain is as a metaphor of life and the way it gives us many things, and in sometimes takes them away from us. Alejandro Naranjo P.
ALEJANDRO NARANJO. DE LA SERIE LLUVIA. LA VIDA N 16. 120 X 100 CMS. OIL ON CANVAS . 2012.
ALEJANDRO NARANJO. DE LA SERIE LLUVIA. LA VIDA N 15. 120 X 100 CMS. OIL ON CANVAS. 2012.
ALEJANDRO NARANJO. DE LA SERIE LLUVIA. LA VIDA N 8. 120 X 118 CMS. OIL ON CANVAS. 2012.
ALEJANDRO NARANJO -SERIE LLUVIA - NO 11 - URBE – OIL ON CANVAS - 100 X 120 CM - 2010.
ALEJANDRO NARANJO -SERIE LLUVIA - NO 15 - URBE – OIL ON CANVAS - 100 X 120 CM - 2010.
VIDA, No 1, OIL ON CANVAS, 90 X 180 CMS. 2012.
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Alejandro Naranjo . Born 1972 in Medellín, Colombia EDUCATION 2000 Fine Arts - Popular School of Arts- ITM Graphic Design – National Polytechnic Bachelor in English as a Second Language UNAD
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008 “TIERRA SALTAMONTES, Sala de Arte del Claustro de San Ignacio de Comfama, Medellín” 1999 “Solo exhibition Hora 25 Teather “Second youth Literatura Festival - Corporación de Teatro Hora 25, dentro del Marco Del 2º- Festival de Literatura Joven del Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburra. Organizada por Fe De Erratas, Corporación Cultural. Medellín.
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS SeongNam International Art Fair, Seongnam Corea del Sur, 2012. Piso 11, Art at the Charlee, Mayo 31 - Agosto 15. Medellin, 2012. http://www.thecharlee.com/medellin-arte/index.php GIAF 2011: The 7th Annual Gwanghwamoon International Art Festival. Seoul - South Korea. The power of imagination. Spanish Center Art Gallery, New York, USA. 2011 GIAF 2010, Gwanghwamoon Art Festival, Seoul Korea. 10 Countries exchange Exhibition of Art Professor. Danwon Museum. Ansan, Korea. 2009 “Second Biennale of visual Arts Comfenalco 2009. Medellin” 2009 “Artistas Colibrisur - Art Show Zurich 2009” 2008 http://www.art-show-zurich.com/de/2009/katalog/kuenstler-2009-naranjo.html “Heartist in the Market Place. Centro Colombo Americano de Medellín” 2008 “Salón del pequeño Formato, El Zócalo Gallery. Medellín” 2008 “An intiamate experience within the space” UNA EXPERIENCIA ÍNTIMA CON EL ESPACIO. Sala de arte comunidad. Fundación Gerentes Prevenidos, Fondo de Garantías de Antioquia. Medellín“ 2007 ”Colombian Colours / Proyecto uno. Sede del Claustro de Comfama San Ignacio. Organized by Colibrisur Art Project and the group of Colibrisur Artists “ 2007 “DICCIONES, organized by SOCIEDAD ARTE. Cultural Palace Rafael Uribe Uribe. Medellín” 2006 “Exhibition from Colaborative artists groups based on Medellín Metropolitan Area - Muestra de talleres y grupos artísticos que trabajan en Medellín, Cerro Nutibara Gallery. Medellín” 2006 “Proyecto Uno - Colombian Colours in Macau. As part of Latin American Painting and Photo Exhibition and a series of activities to promote Latin America Culture in Macau. UNESCO Exhibition hall – UNESCO Center (The Alameda d' Assumpção,N.A.P.E.) Macau” 2006 “Mexico and Colombia under the Christmas tree. Sota Gallery. Hong Kong” 2005 “Colombian Colours / Proyecto Uno. Latin America 2005 Hong Kong Festival, organized by GRULAC (Group of Latin América Consulates), Sota Gallery (State of the Arts), Hong Kong” 2005 “«9 IN THE POOL» 9 Colombian Artists, Casa Cuadrada Gallery, Santa Fe de Bogotá” 2004 “V Heartist in the Market Place. Centro Colombo Americano Medellín” 2003 “Nuevos Nombres Versión 2. Julieta Álvarez Gallery. Medellín” 2002 “Nosotros también pintamos. Medellin´s Museum of Modern Art. Medellín” 2001 “First Art Exhibit ITM - Primera muestra artística Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano - Medellín” 2000” Toys, Art to Play, Centro Colombo Americano Gallery . Medellín” 1999 “Art Students proceses Popular School of Arts - Muestra de Procesos de estudiantes Escuela Popular de Artes. Cultural House Corregimiento San Cristóbal. Medellín” 1998 “City of Medellín Oficial Arts Exhibit - Salón De Artistas Ciudad De Medellín. Antioquia Museum . Medellín” 1998 “Gathering of awarded Artists during some of the City of Medellín Oficial Arts Exhibit - Salón de Artistas Ganadores - Salón de Artistas Ciudad de Medellín – Medellín” 1998 “Students Graduation exhibit from Popular School of Arts” Muestra de Grado Estudiantes Escuela Popular de Arte. Cerro Nutibara Gallery. Medellín” 1997 “City of Medellín Oficial Arts Exhibit _ Salón De Artistas Ciudad De Medellín. Antioquia Museum. Medellín”
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AWARDS 2008 “Third place on the “XVI Salón Departamental de Artes del Magisterio”. “Art teachers competition” Medellín 1997 “Third Place in the Seventh City of Medellin Oficial Arts Exhibit. Organized by the Council of Education and Culture of the Municipality of Medellin” 1999 – 2000 “Belong to the Work Study Program Centro Colombo-Americano” 2004 “Winner oh the first Contest "Capital semilla para la creación de nuevas microempresas" creation and support for new bussines projects – Medellin Council. With the project Alejo Naranjo diseño (Utilitarian Artistic Design).
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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS His works are part of private collections in Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, United States, France, Switzerland and Hong Kong China. Founder of Colibrisur – Art and Culture. In 2004 - 2005 Colibrisur won a cultural award, in the category of cultural Exchange at a national and international level, promoted by Medellin`s Cultural department affairs with the Project 4 Antioquian painters in Hong Kong, with their participation in the Latin American Festival of Culture, organized by the GRULAC (Group of Latin American Consulates) Sites: http://www.wix.com/alejonaranjo/colibrisur
COLIBRISUR http://www.wix.com/alejonaranjo/colibrisur Arte Único Galería - Medellín Colombia www.arteunicogaleria.com
Galería ImagineYMag Art – Bern Switzerland http://www.imagineymagartgallery.com/ JABER ALEJANDRO NARANJO P. Teléfono: 57 - 3127140759 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.wix.com/alejonaranjo/www
Colombian artist in Colibrisur.