Olga de Amaral
Linen, gesso, acrylic and gold leaf / 2015 - 270 x 185 cm
Colombian artist who for more than 50 years has been successfully developing a unique artistic language that finds iteslf between painting, sculpture, fiber art and installation. Her works form part of the permanent collections of some of the most important museums of Europe, The United States, Latin America and Asia, such as MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the Museum of the Bank of the Republic in Bogota, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan and the Bellerive Museum in Zurich, Switzerland.
De Amaral transforms cotton thread by combining it with other materials in experimental and innovative ways. Her art has been contextualized within the discourses of the Latin American vanguard, the feminine renaissance of crafts, fiber art, modernist abstraction and the search for new meanings of space in postmodernism.
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