Multimedia artist Federico Uribe
Multimedia artist Federico Uribe was born in Bogota, Colombia. For his entire artistic career, this author has not created any traditional painting or sculpture, all the time inclining to non-standard materials for creativity. He observes them with care, collects them, sets them side by side and combines them. The everyday objects turn into real piece of art. Such a flight of thought and imagination by Federico Uribe can only be envied. The ability to go beyond the modest earthly fantasies, such talent is not given to everyone, and if you develop it, you can achieve incredible success. This is the purpose of Colombian artist using laces in creative ways, turning them into masterpieces of modern art, which will not leave any spectator indifferent.
“I have the hope, that people who relate to my sculptures and live with them, will see the love I put into them. I want people to feel that I do this with a lot of careful attention and the purpose of beauty. I give my life to my work and I want people to see it.” Federico Uribe
The creativity of the author can be called experimental, because looking at his work, one might get the impression that he was not serious. As if he plays folding, twisting and shifting hundreds of multi-colored shoelaces, forming of them funny faces, images, figures.
Federico Uribe studied art at the University of Los Andes in Bogota. In 1988 he left for New York to continue studying art. Then he studied and worked in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, England and finally Miami, where he lives and works now. His artwork resists classification. Rooted in the craft of sculpture and paint, it rises from intertwining in all possible and surprising ways, but still with a formal reference to the history and tradition of classical art.