Exposición en la Biblioteca Departamental Jorge Garcés Borrero
Norey Agudelo de Mejia
On FIX University Campus
|"Children a Universal Treasure" |
oil on canvas mural, 60"h x 70"w, 1994
|This masterpiece describes six children expressing happiness, innocence, and curiosity. Their sight is directed toward the angels above, and they listen as the trumpet announce the arrival of the sense of Harmony. The dove in the center above represents the Peace to be shared with children. Beneath the line, a dove represents the children in a state of innocence, being completely free of family violence and slavery. "Let us take care of our most precious treasure: the children. They will bring the testimony of wisdom to adults."|
This painting was donated to the United Nations in 1994.
|"Flight of the Lambs" |
oil on canvas, 2001
This masterpiece, made one week afer the tragedy on September 11, 2001, brings
|"The Human Values"|
oil on canvas, 4'0"h x 4'6"w, 1985
This masterpiece contains inherent human values as exhibited by a human figure we see at right with an expression of sadness. His tears are of gold and represent the value of our sacrifices in the beginning of a struggle to set goals. Colors symbolize debility and anguish: the guitar without strings and death depicted in its natural states represent the prioritization of necessities in this constant struggle. In this same sense, three human figures manifest the facets of just one person. The environment around these figures gives a sense of peace, movement, and life.
Over the years, Noriam's paintings show a development through several stages of her personal artistic style. In earlier work, color usage goes from gradations of muted colors within various tonal ranges but evolves in later work into expressions of harmoniously contrasted bright rhythmic values. The composition of the canvas field evolves from topological layouts of similar figures into a deeply inspiring and poignant telling of the story between two or three figures -- including symbolized forms such as the white dove of an ascending soul.
In "Human Rescue," a mural painting, Norey Agudelo uses stylized figures combined with flat color to empahsize man as a suffering yet universal being. In a later work,"Flight of the Lambs," her figures are charged with highly expressive color and form, and through a triangulation in the placement of the two figures and a dove, tell the story at a glance. Focus is placed at the center of human emotion. Facial expressions are refined into three-dimensional personalities with sensitive and subtly-expressed individualities, each providing an evocative depth of human understanding -- primary colors, like red and yellow, for primal feeling. From the complexity of backgrounds of flat colors depicting surreal locations there emerges the later interpretations of textured multi-layered dimensions: spatial realms which appear real but seem beyond time.
Ms. Norey Agudelo's work as a teacher and an artist represents a deep and significant contribution to a Humanistic interpretation of life in our time, and the evolution of pictorial art itself. Born in Pereira, she obtained a degree in 1975 in Visual Arts from the Popular Institute of Culture in Cali, Before coming to live in the US in 2001, she was Department Director of the Arts School, and art teacher at Alfredo Vasquez Cobo College and at Colombo Britanico High School in Cali. In addition to the 1994 exhibition of her work at the UN, her artworks have been exhibited around the world -- in Colombia, in Mino, Japan, in New Haven, CT, and in New Jersey museums in Bergen, Passaic, and Patterson. She has donated large murals to social causes for the International Immigrants Foundation of the UN and the Consulate of Colombia in New York City. She has written her research on the civic expressions of art, and the appropriation of public spaces, and has received many well-deserved certificates of honor and achievement.
NAME NOREY AGUDELO DE MEJIA
BIRTHPLACE PEREIRA (RISARALDA) COLOMBIA S.A.
EDUCATION FINE ARTS / POPULAR INSTITUTE OF CULTURE IPC
FOUNDER OF "EL PRIMIMODERNISMO "the new tendency of the Contemporary Art. Since 1980.
Art Teacher, ALFREDO VASQUEZ COBO HIGH SCHOOL. Cali - Colombia
EL PRIMIMODERNISMO OF NOREY AGUDELO "NORIAM"
1.a. El PRIMIMODERNISMO
1.a.i. THE ORIGINS
Once I was finalizing my superior studies in Fine Arts at the Institute of Popular Culture in Cali, Colombia in 1975, I was searching about all trends along Art History and understanding the why and how those aesthetic components were important in each stage of the art history, some of those were the Pre-Columbian Art specially. Then, after my researching and making my conclusions, I finally decided to create a new tendency of the Contemporary art that could reunify two moments in history: The first one identifies the expressions from the Primitive art, thru the Pre-Columbian Art, and the second moment identifies those tendencies formed thru the Modernism and Contemporary Art. This aesthetic fusion has its own identity because it is based on the human senses. That is why I categorically denominated this tendency as: "El PRIMIMODERNISMO" since 1980.
1.a.ii CONTENT OF EL PRIMIMODERNISMO - DEFINITIONS
By exploring the basic components of this tendency, we could find an aesthetic parallel of the first stages of the primitive thinking but also the modern thinking which is represented in several real and metaphoric figures that make an understanding of the context of the environment. These impressions of the context appear into the Primimodernist masterpieces combined with elements that surround the human figure as the principal character into the aesthetic scenario. We could also identify faces with primitive features, an interfusion of elements that makes possible the presence of other art tendencies of great diversity like the Pre-Columbian Art thru the tendencies of the Modern and Contemporary art based on abstractionism and surrealism between others.
It's principal characteristic is the human thematic and it's aesthetic configuration corresponds to the category of the POST-MODERNIST tendencies. I conclude that that EL RPIMIMODERNISMO is an expression that rescues the past but also unifies the present. That is why the International Community has opened his mind to assimilate this tendency as a relevant event into the World Wide Universe of Arts.
1.a.iii. THE PRIMIMODERNISMO MANIFESTO:
Number 1. - Responsibility and transparence of the Cultural Heritage.
Number 4.- Compromising the reconciliation of the Human Rights.
Number 5.- Attention to the equal rights between men and women specially.
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