Columbian artist Miriam Londoño’s work spins around the use of paper as an available medium to express transformations. Her fine pieces convert paper into the “ink” with which she paints and writes, building poetry and stories into the air. Londoño’s body of work imagines visual poetry, using her work as a reflection on the knowledge of language to shape our memories and identities.
Currently residing in Holland, the artist understands the shift that occurs as a foreigner adopting a new culture and losing the capacity to communicate fully. Her subject material explores the concepts of “migration, communication, and social exclusion” and she is especially interested in how traumatic experiences can break one’s identity, tapping into this sense of otherness as inspiration for her beautiful pieces.
Londoño uses paper and the written Word to form letters, graffiti, and large installations that are both complex and emotionally powerful.