Olga de Amaral

Olga de Amaral

1932 - present

Artist Information


Born in Bogotá, Olga de Amaral is considered one of the most important figures in the development of post-war Latin American abstraction. Deeply moved by an exploration of the architecture, mathematics and the socio-cultural dichotomies of her country, the artist’s two-dimensional textile-based pieces become sculptural presences incorporating fiber, paint, gesso and precious metals. Olga is highly acclaimed for her golden surfaces, effusing sensuality and devotion and establishing a link with Colombia’s pre-Hispanic past.

 

Predominantly silver with golden hues across the center and lower portion of the work, this piece embodies Amaral’s unique signature of art, craft, and design. The artist’s inner identity is hidden behind the three-dimensional surface.

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