Artworks

Ana González

Maloca

Sublimated and ravaged fabric

97 x 77 cm

2019

Ana González

Paramo

Sublimated and ravaged fabric

49 x 59 cm

2019

Ana González

Huitoto

Sublimated and ravaged fabric

97 x 77 cm

2019

Ana González

Embera “Chinyia Series”

Mixed media

90 x 70 cm

2019

Ana González

Jirijirimo

Sublimated and ravaged fabric

97 x 77 cm

2019

Ana González

Amazonica 1

Mompoxin filigree orchid in recycled rose gold

28 x 17 cms

2019

Ana González

Tequendama

Mixed media on canvas

47 x 37 cm

2019

Maloca
Paramo
Huitoto
Embera “Chinyia Series”
Jirijirimo
Amazonica 1
Tequendama

Artist

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Ana González

Ana González is an artist who reclaims beauty as courage, recognizing in it its talismanic effect of recomposition and sacred creation. Her works and sculptural interventions reveal her concern for understanding nature, displacement and absence from a significantly feminine point of view with which she expresses its content in the sweetest way and through an artistic process with which she illuminates her works.

Some of the themes on which she focuses her attention are mutualism and collaboration as a constitutive part of the method and creative force. Although these topics are of great magnitude and complexity, Ana González's approach is always intuitive and personal; She has a notable formal delicacy and a clear interest in establishing an emotional communication with her viewer. Her work is versatile and complex, as it is a clear example of how art has the possibility of functioning as a hub between multidisciplinary knowledge; a limbo in which knowledge from different times and geographies come together and create new experiences that expand the boundaries of the familiar.

The complex character of González's work is reflected in her tireless anthropological search, in her clear interest in botanical knowledge, in her references to indigenous ancestral knowledge, and in the arduous artisanal procedures of her work. Thus, she reminds us that what we understand as natural is not a field monopolized by science, because beyond the specific laws established by the scientific method, art provides a personal point of view in which we all participate.

“At first I painted and drew just to practice the craft, because I know I have a knack for certain techniques. But later I understood that, through them, and her job, she could talk about important issues in Colombia: forced displacement, mining, deforestation. That's how little by little they took shape. Today I believe that my job as an artist is to socialize topics that I believe can be told in a very poetic way. Sometimes words are not enough; The journalistic part—which is very important—is not enough. On occasions an image can say much more. A work can express much more. So, I believe in the transformative power of art in that sense.”