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IRMA STRAUSS

Born in Bogotá Colombia in 1963, she works on canvas, paper, and wood; with oils, watercolors, inks, pastels, acrylics and mainly with her own mixed technique. Her work is natural and symbolic, the theme is mostly vegetable, organic textures with the unlimited color of nature in the foreground and accompanied by faces that personify the plants’ souls.

SPIRITS OF THE NATURE

The biosphere is a mantle of light visible in water and vegetation, it is Mother Nature in the essence of the earth and plants, it is the soul of water and life. It is the Mother Sea of the Koguis, the Danann of the Celts and Amaterasu of Shinto. That image is represented in the forests’ and jungles’ chiaroscuros, in the millions of greens of the aerial shots of the natural mantle. The mother weaves warps on the ground and clothing of natural spirits, in the oil stains on the bark of trees, in the watercolors of the leaves, in the acrylics of the textures of the earth and in the oil and pastel of the eyes that they appear beyond what we can see. Each fragment of the natural environment is outlined in leaves and flowers, like the appearance of an oil lamp in reds and violets and in honey eyes of elemental spirit; and is shaded, with the light filtered in the leaves, with spots on threads and papers or woods equal to those of the old icons. That illusion of light creates a game of color that makes the plane look pretentious, three-dimensional, symbolist, with vegetable attires in painting and drawing or chlorophyll skinned.

 

Collective exhibition

Artexpo New York. 2019.

Salón de Exposición Galería Casa TAFUR. Bogotá. 2015.

Salón de Exposición Galería Ugurtan. Esmirna. Turquía. 2015.

Bienal Izmir. 2015.

Bienal Izmir. 2013.

Salón de Exposición + Arte Contemporánea. 2013.

Galería Casa Cuadrada. Bogotá. 2003.

Art Walk. Miami Florida. 1998.

Art Attack. Fort Lauderdale. 1997.

 

 

Individual exhibition

Salón de Casa Danú. Chía. Colombia 2012.

Salón de Casa Danú. Chía. Colombia. 2010.

Salon de Taller Santa Bárbara. Colombia.  2011.

Salon de Taller Santa Bárbara. Colombia.  2013.

Galeria La 90. Colombia.  2008.

Galeria La 90. Colombia. 2009.

ARTWORKS 

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