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Tatiana Arocha
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Fort Greene



ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is rooted in my intrinsic relationship with Colombiaís bio-political landscape, particularly the vulnerable rainforest. My contemporary vision of its astounding diversity, the interdependence of its life forms and its precarious fate is framed by the vision of botanist Josť Celestino Mutis and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, who in the 18th and 19th centuries compulsively documented the flora and fauna of this land previously unknown to Europe. Like them, I have been profoundly affected by witnessing this territory at first hand (on my anthropologist fatherís expeditions). My methodology also echoes theirs. I collect specimens in the field and libraries, study their surfaces and structures to build the digital archive from which I create intricately layered and densely detailed reinventions of the natural Colombian landscape. These digital paintings and collages of ever-increasing size form immersive environments, surrounding the viewer with nature. However, the nature I create is mostly monochrome, its lack of color both referencing analogue technologies like engraving, and acting as metaphor for the endangered natural world. A few details I paint in gold, reminders of the devastating cost of manís avarice. In works like Perpetual Flight (2016), I aim to evoke the wonder of discovery, while acknowledging the double-edged sword of science and the colonial exploitation and destruction that it often unleashes. My work can be viewed as an urgent call to preserve endangered ecosystems; and as a signpost to issues that are still being contested in bitter scientific and political battles.
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  • Impending Beauty
    2017
    Wood, fabric, paint

  • My Father's Lizard
    2017
    Found branch, Dutch gold leaf, digital print on rice paper, wood veneer & gold paint

  • Impending Beauty
    2017
    Wood, fabric, paint

  • Ensnared Toucan
    2017
    metal bird cage, paper, gold paint, Dutch gold, found branches.

  • Ensnared Parrot
    2017
    metal bird cage, paper, gold paint, Dutch gold, found branches.

  • Kuntur
    2016
    Print on cotton canvas with gold paint

  • El puma y el bosque
    2016
    Print on cotton canvas with gold paint

  • Baile de espelatias
    2016
    Print on cotton canvas with gold paint

  • Perpetual Flight
    2016
    MDF, Paper and gold paint
    In December 2015, a rainbow-colored Painted Bunting arrived in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, diverted from its typical migration to Florida, Mexico, and the Carribean. Strange juxtapositions like this are

  • Perpetual Flight
    2016
    MDF, Paper and gold paint
    In December 2015, a rainbow-colored Painted Bunting arrived in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, diverted from its typical migration to Florida, Mexico, and the Carribean. Strange juxtapositions like this are

  • Perpetual Flight
    2016
    MDF, Paper and gold paint
    In December 2015, a rainbow-colored Painted Bunting arrived in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, diverted from its typical migration to Florida, Mexico, and the Carribean. Strange juxtapositions like this are

  • Tucan de Montana
    2016
    Pigment print lasered cut, gold leaf & tree branch

  • Macaw
    2015
    Pigment print on german etching paper with gold paint

  • Jaguar
    2015
    Pigment print on german etching paper with gold paint

  • Lagartija
    2015
    Pigment print on german etching paper with gold paint

  • Colibri
    2015
    Pigment print on german etching paper with gold paint

  • Iguana
    2015
    Pigment print on german etching paper with gold paint

  • Jai Katuma
    2015
    Digital print on canvas with gold paint
    Mural commission by Sundance TV

  • Jai Katuma
    2015
    Digital print on canvas with gold paint
    Mural commission by Sundance TV

  • Diversidad
    2015
    Digital print on metal and MDF with gold paint
    Mural commissioned by the Goethe Institut Kolumbien
 








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