Carlos Jacanamijoy: Recent Works
Sandra Higgins is delighted to present Recent Works, shown for the first time in London, by the acclaimed Colombian artist Carlos Jacanamijoy. This show will bring together paintings, sculpture, serigraphs and drawings from the artist’s studio in Bogota. Over the last 20 years, the “Maestro Jaca” (Master Jaca), as he is known in Colombia, has steadily built a strong reputation based on his abstract paintings, which depict landscapes inspired by the Colombian tropical rainforest where he grew up. The works in this exhibition will also explore the artist’s range of prints, drawings and sculpture. Inherent in each of these mediums is a surreal and oneiric quality largely informed by the rites and spiritual beliefs of the Inga community, the indigenous ethnic group Jacanimijoy belongs to. They express the way in which a modern-day Inga envisions the mysterious interactions of the natural world with the spiritual powers of the indigenous world. His works, thus, beautifully connect ancient traditions with contemporary sensibilities.