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Architects + Artisans

Federico Uribe’s work is two-sided at once: abstract and figurative.

“The figurative is emotional and intensely psychological,” the Colombia-born artist says. “The abstract is the healthy part of my head.”

His art-making is a labor-intensive, repetitive and compulsive process – one that re-envisions how the world around us is perceived. And he finds his palette and media in everyday objects all around himself.

“I started making pencil sculptures maybe six years ago – I was painting before that,” he says. “Now I work not only with pencils, but with shoes, coins or anything I can get my hands on. It’s about the possibilities of objects as materials.”


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