EXHIBITIONS

18 . 11 — 14 . 01 . 2017

ONGOING | JACQUES CALLOT

OLGA DE AMARAL

 

UPCOMING | FAIRS

2017

THE ARMORY SHOW NEW YORK

 

PAST

OLGA DE AMARAL

CORTEX DE NOTRE TERRE

“Olga de Amaral was born in Colombia.
This country has a very ancient civilization background.
The artist looks down to the world.

Her work, full of the sun and wild energies, is an mapmaking of the Earth.
Olga de Amaral catches its beauty:
mountains, sea, plains, fractures continents and mineral wealth...

Her silent and lucid vision goes through the time.

Of course, Humans live a while in our Earth.
Never a man or an animal is represented in Olga de Amaral’s work;
the artist weaves their footsteps across faiths, restoring their mark on Earth,
as when she composes its pueblos.

Between symbolism (in particular colors, knots, weaving) and figuration,
she creates a new way to see the world, a beautiful image of our Earth.

The Cortex of our Earth.”

 

—Agnès Monplaisir

 

Olga de Amaral was born in 1932 in Bogotá. At the age of 22, she went to study in the United States and began to is interested in textiles. She became a teacher and lecturer at several universities in America, before returning to Colombia. She lives and works in Bogota. Some pieces have been acquired by the collections of some of the world most important museums (Met, MoMA, Museum of Modern Art of Kyoto, Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art of Paris...) The Galerie Agnès Monplaisir will feature an installation by Olga de Amaral to the very famous New York Armory Show. A major retrospective co-organized by the Galerie Agnès Monplaisir will take place in 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.