Pencil art by Federico Uribe
Pencil art by Federico Uribe – impressive paintings, sculptures and installations made entirely out of pencils. Colored pencils – the most amazing source of creativity. They can not only draw, they can be used as the material at hand, the same as a sculptor uses clay, and the artist – paint. Colombian artist Uribe has created a series called “Pencilism” – amazing paintings and sculptures of colored pencils. His incredible creations are amazing and perfect in every detail, perfectly performed by the game of color and size. And, if we discard the notion of classical works of art, the work of Federico Uribe may well be regarded as masterpieces of modern art. And that is very realistic three-dimensional artwork of landscapes, animals and people.
Federico Uribe was born Bogota, Colombia, in 1962. He studied art at the University of Los Andes in Bogota and in 1988 left for New York to study a master-of-fine-arts degree under the supervision of Luis Camnitzer. It was the beginning of a journey that included years of studies and work in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, England. Currently the artist lives and works in Miami.