Artemisa Gallery is pleased to announce Mario Arroyave: Time Transmission, its first exhibition of photographs by Colombian artist Mario Arroyave.
In Arroyave’s Timeline series, the artist captures the innate elegance of seemingly ordinary actions of leisure. Arroyave highlights and accentuates the human body and its athleticism through his subjects ranging from divers, synchronized swimmers, water polo players, and paddle boarders. Each photograph utilizes visual repetition as a metaphor for time, presenting surreal scenarios that are layered into complex and multi faceted compositions.
The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, or the method of gradual, continuous improvements for continuous change, lies at the basis of Arroyave’s Kaizen series. For this series Arroyave built an underwater study by covering an olympic swimming pool with black fabrics. He then mounted a dome composed entirely of colored silks and veils above the surface to eliminate any sky-light and generate a mirror effect. In each photograph, Arroyave captures the transformation of the silk sculpture, resulting in brilliant compositions of undulating color that create dynamic rhythms of their own.
Mario Arroyave (b. 1983) in Espinal, Colombia lives and works in Bogota, Colombia. He has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at Beatriz Esguerra Art in Bogota, SGR Gallery in Bogota, Arteconsult in Panama, Art Depot in Bogota, Warehouse Art in Bogota, and Midori Gallery in Tokyo. His work was featured at the 77th International Photographic Salon of Japan (2017), Fundacion Corazon Verde (2017), and the Bienal de Arte de Bogotá (2015).