NJ Events
21Jun
Federico Uribe: Animalia
Montclair Art Museum
Federico Uribe (b. 1962) is a visionary artist creating haunting mixed-media paintings and sculptures as complex as his own upbringing in his native Colombia, where civil war and political instability have long been part of daily life. Now an American citizen, his brightly-colored landscapes and life-sized animal sculptures address modern day’s turmoil, but represent his conviction that destruction and death can be turned into peace and beauty. Visionary and rooted in reality, Uribe creates creatures fashioned from a massive layering of mundane objects including colored pencils, shoes and shoelaces, plastic waste and recycled bullet shells, and reflecting the artist’s alchemical, intuitive and imaginative process.