July 28, 2022 -
September 15, 2022
La Balsa Arte Medellín
Panoramic. Altered spaces, La Balsa Arte Medellín

An elongated room composed of four consecutive spaces measuring four meters by four meters form a rectangle of high, uneven and interrupted walls. This same room, but twenty-five years ago, received under the criteria of Alberto Sierra, one of the first large-scale spatial interventions made by Beatriz Olano in her career. Altered Spaces was the name of this exhibition where the artist spent almost a month creating an installation in which she deployed a series of objects of different textures and colors in a dynamic game with lines and geometric shapes that crossed and distorted the linearity of the room.

This particular interrelation between geometry, space and color, present in Olano's installation proposal, is guided by a kind of fluidity where instinct and intuition play a primordial role: although there is a preconception and a previous study of space and materials, the artist immerses herself in them - as if she were a painter painting inside her canvas - to unfold in an intense dialogue with the voids, the lines and the apparent limits of the objects.

Space is an intrinsic part of her work; however, this should not be confused with a static idea of her work. On the contrary, even if the space preserves the same architectural characteristics and seems immutable, she will confront it differently each time: her reading of the place is in constant transformation, precisely because of the fluidity, vitality and naturalness of her work.

Espacios Alterados presents a journey through the different means of creation through which the artist travels: painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Even so, it is insufficient to pigeonhole or name her work through a specific medium, because it is in the possibility of experiencing the mutability between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional where the stimulating aspect of her artistic production arises.

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She studied Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts at The Moilton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College. Her work has participated in different exhibitions, among the most outstanding are: Museo de Arte Moderno de Pereira (2006), Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica (2006), Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (2005) and Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (2016), among many others.

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