Federico Uribe (b. 1962) grew up in Bogota, Colombia. After graduating from the University of Los Andes in Bogota in 1988, Federico continued his study of academic painting in New York under Luis Camnitzer. He traveled to work and study in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, England, and landed in Miami, FL – where he lives today. After years of struggling to be a painter, Federico realized that his calling was not to draw or paint on canvas, but instead to mold inanimate objects into vibrant images.
Uribe weaves and attaches intimate emotions into each creation. From a distance, the viewer can clearly see the image that inspired the artist’s vision. Up close, one sees the intricate nature of his creative energy, which enabled him to piece together the assemblage. Complimentary colors of precisely placed and pinned shoelaces or wires produce chiaroscuro in his work. The conjunction of intricately recycled objects inspires pause and admiration, then self-reflection. Each piece in the exhibition is a self-portrait that invites contemplation from the viewer. Objects in a Mirror, was curated to introduce a sample of this world-renowned artist’s oeuvre to Boston.