Landscapes are cultural manifestations that record the history of mankind's relationship with its territory. Subjectivity, idealization and the ambiguities of memory and desire inevitably influence the way landscape has been represented throughout history. The way these elements pervade our perception of nature, as well as the variety of implications inherent in its representation are the main concerns addressed by this project. Above and beyond their necessity to replicate visible content, these images intend to translate sensorial experiences arising from both memory and physical presence. This project involves still photography as well as photo-based video works that transcend literal representation and expand each medium's descriptive and narrative possibilities.
Camilo Echavarria holds a Bachelor in Science from the University of Southern New Hampshire and a MA in Art History from Universidad de Antioquia. His education includes also the Resident Program at Maine Media College and MFA studies at Florida International University. The relationship of man and his habitat and the approach of landscape representation as a cultural and subjective entity have been of constant interest throughout Camilo Echavarría's different projects. Recent artistic practice diffuses the frontier between photography and video thus expanding each medium's particular narrative and descriptive possibilities.
Echavarría has shown his work recently in exhibitions such as Territorios de la imagen, Colección Jan Mulder at Casa Rimac, Lima; De colección: Adquisiciones 2011-2014 at Museo de Antioquia, Medellín; How one thing leads to another, Photolucida Critical Mass, Houston Center for Photography, Houston; Díalogo con un paisaje, Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, León, México and Saberdesconocer, 43 Salón Nacional de Artistas, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín.
His work is part of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, (New York), the Colección Jan Mulder (Lima), Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria (Bogotá), Museo de Antioquia (Medellín) and Colección Suramericana (Medellín). He lives and works in Medellín.
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