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Artist of the moment…..Federico Uribe

Federico Uribe is a fantastic mixed media artist that challenges the viewer to think not only about the design of the subject, but also the medium. Federico Uribe was born in Bogata, Colombia in the year 1962. A great example of using not only the subject but the medium to explore an idea would be a series done by Uribe that featured a rainforest that was constructed entirely of puma shoes and shoe laces! What a statement! Most of the works in the gallery are examples of the medium most associated with the artist, colored pencils.

Some other mediums he has worked with have been dominos, for a dominatrix type of female torso. The man lying in the bed in the work titled SICK in the gallery is made out of shoelaces and push pins. Uribe has also produced wonderful still life and interior scenes using cables! What clever and unique mediums that reminded of the multi media master the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz.

For his collegiate studies Uribe attended the University of Los Andes located in Bogata. Uribe went on to earn a MFA from the State University of New York.

In this clip we listen to a great interview featuring Federico Uribe.

A show from 2011.

A link to the website of Federico Uribe:  http://www.federicouribe.com/about.php

Uribe now lives and works out of Miami, Florida.

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Nice to see the pencil being used as a medium in a way I had never even thought of! Cheers to Mr. Uribe!