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Aníbal Vallejo

Born in 1975 in Medellín, Colombia
Lives and works in Medellín, Colombia

In the last few years, my work has focused in the frontiers of painting and its possibilities. Beyond the conventional and formal techniques, I seek new ways that integrates to the process in a reflection around the pictorial, to what is known as painting. Painting as a discipline that goes beyond preparing a canvas or a paper to apply pigments, but expands transcending the traditional limits.
In my most recent work, I focus on the relationship between the painting and the space that contains it which leads me to assume my paintings and drawings as objects, which opens a new perspective towards the three-dimensional, converting into sculptural pieces what used to be paintings but keep preserving pictorial parts as vestiges of what used to be two dimensional elements. In the body of the artwork where geometry is of prime importance, an exploration of space occurs from the compositions that are based on the shape and the color. Then it’s no longer about presenting pieces placed in a harmonic way in a place but in how they relate with the site affecting or altering the environment that receives them according to their distribution, installation or even illumination questioning the limits of the technique.
The artwork stands out for its economy of means and minimalist appearance.

Solo exhibitions
2016 – Entretiempos, Aurora Galería, Bogotá, Colombia.
2016 – Apuntes para el salón de Madame B. o la búsqueda del Gesamtkunstwerk – Lokkus Arte Contemporáneo, Medellín, Colombia.
2015 – Progresión, Gradación, Museo de Arte Moderno de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia.
2015 – Progresión , Lokkus Arte Contemporáneo, Medellín, Colombia.
2013 – Paisaje sin lugar, Galería Duque Arango, Medellín, Colombia
2012 – Hobnobbing at the Garden of Earthly Delights,  Black Square Gallery,
Miami (FL), USA
2009 – De bichos y modas entre telas, Galería La Oficina, Medellín, Colombia
2008 – Is the glass half empty or half full? – Museo El Castillo, Medellín, Colombia

Collective exhibitions
2016 – Memoria entre líneas,  Fabien Castanier Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia.
2016 – Friends & Family,  Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA.
2016 – Transborder, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA.
2015 – Qué es el presente?Museo de Arte Moderno MAMM, Medellin, Colombia.
2015 – Paralelo / Feria ConjuntaLokkus Arte Contemporáneo, Medellin, Colombia.
2014 – Línea Blanda, New abstraction in Colombia, Galería Sextante, Bogotá, Colombia.
2014 – Reserva ExpuestaMuseo de Arte Moderno MAMM, Medellin, Colombia.
2013 – Sans lieu ni tête,  Mark Hachem Gallery, París, Francia
2013 – La gente en la colección del museo, 35 Años del Museo, Museo de Arte
Moderno (MAMM), Medellín, Colombia
2013 – Latin American Art Showcase by ART 180 Degrees, ION Art Gallery, Singapur
2012 – Esta sala es un Cage, homenaje a John Cage ,Sala U, Universidad Nacional,
Medellín, Colombia
2011 – Dream Catcher II,  Contemporary Festival, Black Square Gallery, Miami, USA
2011 – Colombia en Mérida – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Yucatán (MACAY),
Mérida, México
2010 – Dorado, Video-Installation-Editorial, FIART (Fondo Internacional de las
Artes), Madrid, España
2009 – Casa de Citas, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
2009 – CORTE 50, Colección del Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMM), Medellín,
2008 – Nuevas Adquisiciones,  Muse de Arte Moderno (MAMM), Medellín, Colombia
2008 – Imagina+A Umbral Gráfico Colombiano,  Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMM),
Medellín, Colombia
2006 – Summer group show,  Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florencia, Italia
2005 – Spring Group Show, Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2005 – Small Treasures,  Group Show Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florencia, Italia
2004 – Summer Group Show, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York (NY), USA
2003 – Spring Group Show, Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florencia, Italia
2002 – Endematt – Boxbarter, Milán, Italia

Special Projects
2016 – Sin Titulo #351, Wall painting installation at Museo de Arte Moderno MAMM, Medellin, Colombia.
2014 – ProjectArt NYC, Temporary Installation at PULSE NEW YORK 2014. New York (NY) USA.
2009 – Creóle, wall painting installation ,Bonuar restaurant, Museo de Arte Moderno MAMM, Medellin, Colombia.
2008 – Myne Name Is Lubbert Das,  wall painting Installation, Museo de Arte Moderno MAMM, Medellin, Colombia.

Public Collections
Banco de la República Art Collection, Bogotá, Colombia.
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Medellín – Colombia
Museo de Antioquia, Medellín – Colombia
Related Group, Miami (FL), USA.

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