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Juego, azar, color, forma, diversión, experimentación, sorpresa, error, repetición, geometría, caos, orden, instrucciones, reglas, incertidumbre, paciencia, concentración, desesperación, persistencia, locura, apropiación, automatización... Algunos de los ingredientes escenciales para experimentar con distintos medios materiales y así obtener diversos resultados como producto de accidentes provocados por la mezcla entre decisiones conscientes y procedimientos automáticos. Espero que estos experimentos generen un impacto a nivel visual, que invite cada persona a pensar, disfrutar, a imaginar y a buscarles algún sentido. Pero más que resultados son nuevos puntos de partida. Ideas y objetos que planteen nuevos problemas y estímulos para continuar encontrando otros pequeños universos tan llenos de misterio y sorpresas, como usted quiera verlos.
Al publicarse estos resultados aquí se apunta a una interacción con el púbico que permita recibir aportes para hacerlos más interesantes, misteriosos, complejos, sorprendentes y divertidos. Se busca aprovechar esta plataforma para compartir estos curiosos resultados para el disfrute de cualquier interesado en estos temas. Esto es sólo el comienzo...
I have committed myself to look at the world and learn from it through visual arts. Chance, mystery, surprise, experimentation, time, light, color, shades, feelings, stories, expressions, subjectivity, poetry... Some of the words that drift trough my head every day, from morning till dawn. My obsessions always have something to do with these words. Since I was around 9 I started enjoying the nice art history books my parents had at home. I can´t forget how striking was to see at first the dramatic Barroque paintings from Rembrandt, Caravaggio, La Tour and other old masters. Looking at them I wondered about these faces from centuries ago that seemed share the same space with me... They still strike me and make me want to do something in my own context and with my own hands.
As a visual artist, I work with different media such as photography, painting, drawing, ready mades and installations. As many others, I´m looking for new ways to underline and rethink what we see every day and sometimes overlook. With photography, I try to take "light prints" of moments, places and people I ran across, as a small poetic act. My interest is to stimulate the imagination of the viewer and to make us aware of the beauty of the everyday life instants, that are what life is really about. I try to make pictures from different people, that work in a similar kind of way as a mirror, for all of us that look at them. As a photographer, I try to make shadows and lights. As an artist I try to raise questions, not to give facts. I see the works of art as open windows to an infinite space, a unique universe that is always determined by the specific viewer that experience the piece of art and makes sense out of it.
I´m grateful because I've had the chance to continue my “career” or growing process as an artist. I also have the honor and reponsability to teach Art History at the Sergio Arboleda University. This allows me to share my findings, questions and my love for art with many students. I have been invited to show my works in my country and abroad, meeting wonderful talented people, and learning wonderful things from them. I consider this very important, because the audience is the most important part of the process of art. It´s the person that faces the work of art that make sense out of it. Art is a beautiful excuse to encounter with others and to cause encounters among others. That's my goal, to make works of art that allow the creation of bridges between peolple. Works that make us think about our reality from a poetic point of view. I wish to continue on this beautiful infinite and uncertain path of art making, as long as I can!
...players win, winners play... have a lucky day! Mark Sandman
...los jugadores ganan...los ganadores juegan...tenga un día de suerte! Mark Sandman