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Amalia restrepo-AGUIRRE

For me, illustrating is a way of understanding and connecting to my own reality. I recognize illustration as a universal language, where the meaning is not always on the surface, but the message is always there. The majority of my work is an exploration of extremes, testing how much I can push an image in terms of proportion, scale, unusual combinations, and sometimes nonsensical scenarios in order to deliver a message. I try to evoke dreams, magic, nostalgia, and a sense of strange familiarity, similar to the sense of returning to your childhood home, or a smell that transports you back in time.

EXHIBITIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Exhibition, Kunst Gallery, Berlin 2018
  • Exhibition, Port City, Savannah 2018
  • Colombiatex Design and Textile Fair, Colombia 2018
  • Red Dot Design Award 2017
  • Latin American Ilustración 6 2017
  • Latin American Ilustración 6 2017
  • Flamantes Libro de Jóvenes Artistas 2017
  • Anthology Yearbook SCAD 2017
  • Illustrious Catalogue 2017
  • Honorable Mention, Artists' Book Competition, Savannah College of Art and Design 2017
  • Perro de Plata Award, Colombia, 2017
  • Exhibition, Imagen Palabra Bogotá 2017
  • Exhibition, Imagen Palabra, Medellín 2017
  • Exhibition, LaLaLeidis, Casa Santamaría Gallery, Bogotá 2016

M.F.A Illustration (SCAD)

Clients Include: