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When I was a 10 years old there was an ice-cream shop in my town with the name Zanzibar...without really knowing where it was, or if it was real , I associated the name of this island with the tropics and spices. I never heard it again and so it stayed in my memory as the echo of something taken from a tale . In 2015 I got an invitation form the Goethe Institute to teach a workshop in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. After reading the Email , I immediately opened google maps to seefrom where 4 elsedays can I go A Graphic Journal inin that country... And there it was, not far away from the coast: Zanzibar! The Stone Town , Zanzibar. island was real . This is by the story of 4Jaramillo intensive sketching days in Zanzibar, with the Omar best company that I could have imagined: the fellow artist Stephanie Ledoux


When I was a 10 years old there was an ice-cream shop in my town with the name Zanzibar...without really knowing where it was, or if it was real , I associated the name of this island with the tropics and spices. I never heard it again and so it stayed in my memory as the echo of something taken from a tale . In 2015 I got an invitation form the Goethe Institute to teach a workshop in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. After reading the Email , I immediately opened google maps to see where else can I go in that country... And there it was, not far away from the coast: Zanzibar! The island was real . This is the story of 4 intensive sketching days in Zanzibar, with the best company that I could have imagined: the fellow artist Stephanie Ledoux


Omar Jaramillo 00 49 162 9867 409 Omar.paint@gmail .com http://omar-paint.blogspot.com Omar Jaramillo was born 1971 in Guayaquil , Ecuador. Omar graduated as an Architect in Ecuador and later got a Master degree in Architecture at the Kassel University, Germany. It was in this country where he started painting architectural landscapes as a way to understand his new environment. In 2007 Omar moved to Catania, Italia to work as a landscape architect. In 2009 he became a correspondent member of the Urban Sketchers. A few months later he moved to the United Arab Emirates. During his stay in the Emirates his drawings were published by different local newspapers and media. He was engaged to cover a two day Entrepreneurship Congress in Dubai . In 2012 Omar was invited for a two month artist-in-Residence project at the Opera House in Hanover, documenting the making of a ballet performance with his sketches. The project ended with an exhibition at the Opera House . Travels to India in 2012, Brazil 2014 and Singapore , and Tanzania 2015. The same year he was comisioned by the Santander Bank to aint a 20 m. long Mural inside thier nwe building in Mรถnchengaldbach . His work has been exhibited in Ecuador, Italy, USA, UAE, Canada and Germany. His drawings has been published by newspapers and magazines around the world . Omar currently lives and works in Berlin .

Zanzibar  

A 4 day trip to Tanzania

Zanzibar  

A 4 day trip to Tanzania

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