Featured Artist: Alejandro García Restrepo
Colombian artist Alejandro García Restrepo creates beautifully surreal and mystical imagery, in graphite on paper and other mixed medias. With a photorealistic bent, he captures darkly spiritual and sometimes randomly strange dream-like visions. Elements of nature – birds, trees, bones, leaves, animals – anthropomorphic creatures, and staged human sittings are consistent themes in his works. The circle of life (and hence death), also play predominantly in his art, some almost feel like vintage documentary photographs of secret rituals and bizarre tableaus.