These intimate, emotive sculptures have evolved from personal experience, even as they are infused with Colombian folk traditions. Zapata’s light-hearted works reveal a darker side where folk and tribal art meet Christian iconography and merge spiritual and political realities. Painted with hand-mixed pigments, roughhewn and deceptively simple, Zapata’s art is both celebratory and unflinching.
|Dimensions||203 × 254 mm|
Dennison Smith is the owner and creative director of The Baldwin Gallery, London. She holds an MA from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Creative Writing, a B.SC. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA. She is also the author of three novels. Verity Seward is a freelance writer based in London and Berlin. She holds a BA in English Literature and Art History and an MA in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Carlos Zapata was raised in Colombia during a violent civil war and now resident in Cornwall, England.
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