Alejandro Sánchez reflects the consequences that social changes bring, creating images of Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, from the mid-20th century with Tartrazine on napkins / 2021, with dye used in the food industry and responsible for hyperactivity, insomnia, rhinitis and other diseases that are suffered today. Creating “a blurred image” by means of an optical illusion. But what appears from a distance to be a hyper-real copy of photographs of yesteryear is, seen up close, a topographic pattern of mountains.
La Cometa gallery currently shows Alejandro Sanchez’s “Phantasmagoria” from August 9 – October 10.
He graduated in Bogotá as a teacher in visual arts and finished his postgraduate studies in technologies for pictorial production at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires / Argentina.