Art Opening and Artist Talk April 9th, 5-7 PM. Exhibition will run until Saturday, April 30 TRAILBRAZING Expressiones Artists in Residence Iliana Scheggia & Ramón Ostolaza Expressiones Cultural Center is very proud to launch TRAILBRAZING an exhibition of two artists whose artistic practices and personal lives intersect in the same exhibition.
Trailblazing is a sculptural installation result of Iliana and Ramon’s three-month residency program at Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, Connecticut. Their works make first contact, opening the path to a broader universe of form and thought. In Trailblazing we find two imaginary and timeless ecosystems in transit that evolve as they intersect, creating a new universe.
These ecosystems are a metaphor for the evolution of thought and the fragility of its processes and sustainability over time. It reflects the need to renew strategies and knowledge to avoid stagnation and extinction.
Iliana and Ramón approach their ecosystems from the abstract and the figurative, using geometric and organic shapes, respectively. On this occasion, Iliana presents pieces of unfired clay, highlighting the ephemeral and fragile nature of her constructions; in contrast, Ramón uses more durable materials.
About the artist
Iliana Scheggia Graduated from the career of plastic arts of the Escuela Superior de Bellas Arte Corriente Alterna with the gold medal of the class of 2004. she has a bachelor's degree in fine arts through the complementary bachelor's degree program of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. She has had nine solo exhibitions, both in Peru and abroad, and has participated in several artist in residence programs.
She currently lives and works in Lima.
Ramón Ostolaza (Lima, 1966)
Self-taught artist and Forestry Engineer. For thirty years he has worked as an environmental consultant and educator. For the last four years he has dedicated himself exclusively to his artistic practice; he has two solo exhibitions and ten group exhibitions and has participated in several artist-in-residence programs.