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Avila Jaime
Jaime Ávila (born 1967) combines painting, photography and drawing in his art. For Ávila, his art is a pretext to draw attention to social and economic problems affecting Latin American countries. For example, in his project 4th World – Five Cubic Meters, he demonstrated the destructive force of poverty along with the chaotic urban building development of seven Latin American cities.

Jaime Ávila Ferrera represented Colombia at international festivals and exhibitions, e.g. in Brazil, England and the United States (e.g. The Boston Arts Academy). Avila is one of the most influential artists of his generation. He lives and works in Bogota.
 
Especially for the Łaźnia CCA, Jaime Ávila has prepared a series of drawings entitled Paisajes de polvo / Dust Landscapes. They depict a bird’s-eye view of nocturnal landscapes. Lines, subtly marked with ink and accentuated with spots of light, meander in high mountain ranges. The artist only seemingly invites us to admire a night-time panorama of the enchanting Andes. The romantic nocturne is in fact a view of motorways illegally constructed by drug peddlers in explosive, dangerous zones, completely separated from the rest of the world.
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