Monday, 9 June 2014

Review of Maripaz Jaramillo: Ellas at Sandra Higgin’s Art Salon

Maripaz Jaramillo: Ellas
Sandra Higgin’s Art Salon, Apt. 3, 46 Harcourt Terrace, London SW10 9JR
27 May – 20 June 2014

Vibrant, buzzing and sensual, Maripaz Jaramillo’s close up portraits of women in the throes of passion, dancing, laughing and being happy, are pure celebration: celebration of being women, celebration of being happy, celebration of the simple joys of life. Living and working in her native Colombia, amidst much political unrest as the elections drag on and war and peace hang in the balance, Jaramillo wants her work to represent happiness and the positive side of her country, which, according to a recent study, has one of the happiest populations in the world. “Our country is full of people dancing,” Jaramillo explains. “The politicians are killing one another, but the people don’t care. They’re just dancing. If you go to a concert, they get up in the aisles and are all dancing. They dance, they eat well, and they are happy. That’s what I take for my work.”

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