Camilo Echavarría moves between photography, video, and painting to construct images through research, observation, and reconstruction. The artist records territories and objects in an exercise that involves technical skill, conceptual elaboration, and aesthetic sensitivity. This process results in images that allow us to intuit the mark that man leaves in his interaction with the environment, to imagine narrative possibilities from the reconstruction of a rugged geography, or to wonder about the symbols that shape the identity of a nation.
Echavarría uses visual strategies to talk about time and movement; he searches for memories inside us and adds symbolic layers to the images he captures and collects. When he does so with objects, documents, and domestic scenarios, the question of how visual representation configures our collective thinking is also present, and it serves to our comprehension of what culture is about.
Camilo Echavarría holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Antioquia. He has participated in group exhibitions in Bogota, Lima, Houston, San Salvador, and Medellin. He is part of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (New York), the Jan Mulder Collection (Lima), the Banco BBVA Collection (Bogota), and the Museo de Antioquia (Medellin), among others.