MEET BOGOTÁ-BASED ARTIST LAURA JIMÉNEZ GALVIS
Today we are continuing La Pera Projects Third Degree Series.
We have asked the same questions to some of our Collectors, Artists, Friend Curators and Colleagues in the Industry. Get to know them through the Third Degree with La Pera.
TODAY meet Laura Jiménez Galvis, a Bogotá-based photographer, and artist who received her BFA from the University of Los Andes, Bogotá, and her MFA from Hunter College in New york.
You are addicted to… Browsing images from the internet. All from greek an tiquity to architectural drawings and diagrams from the XVIII and XIX century in Italy and France; Dadá collage, experimental photography from Russian Constructivists and the Bauhaus you name it.
What art is for you? It has been for me an active ground for a visual & formal expression of my own self - or what I think of it - through imagination, experimentation & play.
Instagram account we should follow @jitjindar
Name a necessary change in the art world For artists: wanting to belong to the circuit instead of doing your own thing.
The best advice you have received... "Be yourself, everyone is already taken" - Oscar Wilde.
Favorite artist or work of art... I have always admired the work of William Kentridge and Bob Wilson, for their take on visual arts in conjunction with theatricality, space, and light.
Tell us about your next project... Since December 2017 I've been working on a project about the sudden disappearance of my father's library, right after his death, a project which is based on the remanent of his collection - a collection which now belongs to me -. It's a long-term process, of which I have already published parts of my research and outcomes in Germany (2018) and Coloumbia (2020).
Your color... When I was a girl I loved lilac. Today I'm really into black.
Dream museum... The Gold Museum in Bogotá.
Favorite fruit? Mango! of course!