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“Erotism as the main axis of life!”
Carolina Amaya is a Colombian visual artist living and working in Berlin. She develops diverse projects, such as light installations, paintings, murals, objects and large-scale drawings. Much of her research focuses on human behavior regarding space, architecture, fears, confrontations with oneself, and individual or social acceptance. She studies memories through, erotism, torture and obsessions around the nature of existence.
Being a primitivist allows Amaya to delve into the places of the human mind where the primary emotions can be found. Amaya is fascinated by chaos and order and the “absurd” as a system. Notions of ambiguity and its more erotic representations are also a great inspiration. Color and vibrancy from her Latin America heritage allows Amaya to get closer to complex systems of symbols and expressions that create a visual language. Her main research is concerned with redefining erotism as the main relationship we have with our own bodies, and how color affects our behavior.
This digital painting series of Eros Memory reflects the decision-making process between virtual sexual fantasies and physical contact. Amaya contrasts polygonal and organic structures that allude to the alterity of a body outstretched in a digital and hand-made environment to make this mutation evident. Amaya employs a palette of saturated colors and juxtaposes textures of organoleptic origin to emphasize this unusual effect. This is why all her works should be seen as one. From drawing to installation, digital, painting, or the creation of objects: all explore the same topic from different dimensions.