Colombian artist to exhibit in HCMC

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A solo exhibition of contemporary Colombian artist Luz Angela Lizarazo will be held at Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City from July 12August 16.

According to a press release from Sàn Art, Luz Ángela Lizarazo makes drawings, objects and installations that speak to the feminine condition, the fragility of life, vulnerability and the need for protection.

The domestic realm appears as a recurring theme in her work, as do crafts traditionally associated with women like sewing or knitting; images such as flowers and birds; jewelery techniques like lost-wax casting; and delicate materials like porcelain, glass, gauze and human hair.

"But her images, paradoxically, are not 'feminine' in the stereotyped sense of the term, revealing themselves as deeply disturbing and not complacent," says the release.

In her more recent works, Lizarazo creates drawings based on the intricate patterns of gratings used to protect windows and doors; these forms are blown up to architectural proportions with stencils and applied to walls, or used in windows to create interplays of light and shadow; sometimes collecting actual gratings and piecing them together into large sculptural objects.

Luz Ángela Lizarazo was born in 1966, Bogotá, Colombia where she currently lives and works. Lizarazo is a PhD of Fine Arts from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.

Sàn Art is located on 3 Me Linh Street, Binh Thanh District, HCMC.

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