Miriam Londoño

  • Desigualdad 35 cms x 20 cmsPaper2015
  • Dark Pages 60 cms x 30 cmsPaper2015
  • Book 40 cms x 30 cmsPaper2006
  • Book of Names 80 cms x 70 cmsPaper2006
  • Memories 65 cms x 40 cmsPaper2005
  • Three Books 50 cms x 120 cmsPaper2006These books are a visual mesh in which it is only possible to approach their contents through imagination.
  • Book Installation 40 cms x 30 cmsPaper2006Installation of Books at Buddenbrook Gallery The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Stories of an Immigrant 50 cms x 40 cmsPaper2006Installation with 12 pieces
  • Hunger 80 cms x 30 cmsPaper2007Fifteen pieces of 30x80cm Total dimension 260cmx 160cm
  • Sieve 70 cms x 35 cmsPaper2008
  • Three Books 65 cms x 32 cmsPaper2011
  • Book 65 cms x 32 cmsPaper2011The structure of these books intend to trigger meanings in the mind: what makes a book? Is it the words or the pages, or both? Seen as a sieve of ideas, the books stop being page-by page compilations, to be transformed into fragile nets catching language’s essentials metaphors.
  • Book 45 cms x 25 cmsPaper2011What makes a book? Is it the words or the pages, or both? Seen as a sieve of ideas, the books stop being page-by page compilations, to be transformed into fragile nets catching language’s essentials metaphors.
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 150 cms x 150 cmsPaper2015
  • Open Book 10 cms x 100 cmsPaper2010
  • Open Book 500 cms x 50 cmsPaper2010
  • Trapped 200 cms x 180 cmsPaper Museum, Capellades, Spain2008"Entangled names" are formed by the names of hundreds of people that were kidnapped by the Farc in Colombia in 2008
  • Trapped 200 cms x 180 cmsPaper2008
  • Trapped (detail) 100 cms x 200 cmsPaper, pigments2008
  • So that you always remember me 100 cms x 185 cmsPaper2008
  • So that you always remember me - Detail - 100 cms x 200 cmsPaper - Paper Museum, Capellades, Spain2008Names of 45 hostages by the FARC
  • So that you don't forget me 100 cms x 100 cmsPaper2008Work based on people’s names.
  • So that you don't forget me 100 cms x 100 cmsPaper2008Work based on people’s names
  • Entangled names 70 cms x 30 cmsPaper and Pigments2008Work based on people’s names
  • Graffiti 110 cms x 80 cmsPaper and Pigments2008Works based on the urban calligraphy that fills the walls of the cities.
  • Graffiti 80 cms x 100 cmsPaper, pigments2009Graffiti's found on the streets testify with their beautiful colours and expressive lines, the desires, repressions and feelings of many people towards our society.
  • Horror 80 cms x 85 cmsPaper2008
  • Graffiti 116 cms x 120 cmsPaper, pigments2011
  • Graffiti 116 cms x 60 cmsPaper and Pigments2011
  • Graffiti 82 cms x 64 cmsPaper and Pigments2011
  • Scream 2 70 cms x 150 cmsPaper and Pigments2008
  • Scream 1 70 cms x 150 cmsPaper and Pigments2008
  • Scream 1 (detail) 70 cms x 150 cmsPaper, pigments2008
  • Scream 2 (detail) 70 cms x 150 cmsPaper, pigments2008
  • Letter to my Father 85 cms x 125 cmsPaper - Three pieces of 125x85cm -2005My writings with paper pulp emerged from the desire to connect my present experience as an immigrant with my past. I use the power of writing both to express emotions and feelings as well as it’s ability to generate a plurality of meanings and associations of ideas. Due to the peculiarities of this writing technique, my texts become "entangled" and cannot be read fully. The illegibility of the text allows me to work with intimate personal memories.
  • Letter to my Father 60 cms x 85 cmsPaper2005
  • Letters 100 cms x 175 cmsPaper2006
  • Blue Letter 160 cms x 125 cmsPaper2005I wrote the “Blue Letter” to my sister Gloria who got struck by a small aircraft coming literally out of the blue somewhere in Colombia. She died instantly at the age 33. In this letter I tell her about all the things I would have liked to tell her in person throughout all these years. I used cotton and pigments to pour out my feelings to someone that I will always cherish and never forget.
  • Voices 60 cms x 150 cmsPaper2007
  • Letter 70 cms x 80 cmsPaper2008Based on a letter written by Ingrid Betancourt during her captivity by the Farc, in the Colombian jungle
  • Rages 200 cms x 170 cmsPaper - Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, 20142009
  • Rages (Detail) 200 cms x 170 cmsPaper - Calligraphy Biennial, Sharjah, Arabs Emirates, 20142009
  • Letter to my Daughter 150 cms x 150 cmsPaper2006
  • Letter to my Daughter 150 cms x 150 cmsPaper2006
  • View of Three Letters 80 cms x 150 cmsPaper2006
  • Corazón Violento 400 cms x 200 cmsPaper - Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, 20142008"Corazón Violento" is a reflection of how someone from the rural area of Colombia with a dream to build a bright future, takes a wrong path in life due to the lack of any resources. It is the story of a woman called Karina, entering the ranks as a “guerrillera” in the Farc fighting against the government and how she finally escaped from there.
  • News 100 cms x 320 cmsPaper - Gallery Handwerkskammer fur Munchen, 20142008The work "News" is based on daily news items taken from newspapers and the internet, specially articles about the war in Iraq. I was moved not only by the facts, but also by the overwhelming quantity of information that we are bombarded with by the media which often leaves us with a sense of helplessness.
  • Stories of Leiden 450 cms x 170 cmsPaper - Installation with sound - Museum Het Leids Weverhuis, Leiden2007This works describe the history of a small weaver house from the 16th century in Leiden. It is both a testimony and a tribute to the house’s past and its capability to survive throughout the years. The text indicates the type of house it was, the names of those who lived there and show extracts from an interview that I made with the last two inhabitants of the weaver house.
  • Obliviousness 50 cms x 300 cmsArt Space of the Technological University of Pereira.2015“Stories” are a series of works focusing on personal and historical events. I converted the echoes of individual or collective experiences into texts by using liquid paper as my ink.
  • Obliviousness 50 cms x 300 cmsArt Space of the Technological University of Pereira,2015
  • Obliviousness 50 cms x 450 cmsPaper2006Museo Juan del Corral, Santa Fe de Antioquia, 2016
  • Stories of Immigrants (Detail of the Installation) 500 cms x 155 cmsPaper - Gallery Paul Bardwell, Colombo Americano, Medellin2007Stories of Immigrants are a collection of texts based on interviews that I carried out with Colombians living in Holland. After transcribing the texts and choosing the ones to be used, I rewrote them with paper pulp. What captivated my attention most was the common denominator found in all the life histories: leaving behind a country of origin in search of a wonderful dream and then confronting the harsh reality of coping with a totally different culture and language.
  • The Dark Night 100 cms x 70 cmsPaper2007The work "The Dark Night" is made out of fragments taken from the poem of the same name written in the 16th century by the Spanish mystic San Juan de la Cruz. I have been fascinated by the beauty of the poem, the rhythmical flow of the words and its meaning. The two paper pages are like an open book, where individual words seem to be trapped in a net, as if the was constrained to reach a higher reality.
  • The Dark Night 100 cms x 70 cmsPaper, pigments2007
  • Poem 50 cms x 70 cmsPaper, pigments2008
  • Testimonies 300 cms x 300 cmsPulchri Studio, The Hague2012This project includes the testimonies and stories of 30 women displaced by violence in Colombia. Each sheet of paper has a personal story. Although the text can not be read in its entirety, through them I wanted to remember the tragedy that so many women suffer in our country.
  • Testimonies (Detail) 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Testimonies- Exhibition View at Pulchri Studio 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper2012
  • Testimonies- Exhibition View at Pulchri Studio 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper2012
  • Testimonies (Detail) 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012Detail
  • Testimonies (Detail) 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Testimonies 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper2012Pulchri Studio, The Hague
  • Testimonies 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Names 120 cms x 110 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Names 110 cms x 120 cmsPaper2012Detail of work
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 21 cms x 15 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 21 cms x 15 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Figure 40 cms x 100 cmsPaper2005
  • Figure 40 cms x 100 cmsPaper2005Paper
  • Figure 40 cms x 100 cmsPaper2005
  • Woman lying on her back 150 cms x 70 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010
  • Woman back 50 cms x 155 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010
  • Lying Woman 150 cms x 50 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010
  • Women 90 cms x 69 cmsPaper, wax2010
  • Body calligraphy 70 cms x 180 cmsPaper2011
  • Reclining women 78 cms x 65 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010
  • Three dancers 300 cms x 180 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010
  • Exodus 180 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015What implies not having a destination? Entire populations are separated from their homes and forced to move to large cities to seek protection of the internal armed conflict occurring in many countries.
  • Exodus (detail) 180 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus (detail) 180 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus 90 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus (detail) 90 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus (detail) 90 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus (detail) 90 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Longing 100 cms x 120 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009Collection Henk van der Reijd
  • Woman with Hart 85 cms x 60 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • The Lover 75 cms x 115 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • Multitude 102 cms x 78 cmsPaper, pigments2009In contrast to refugees who don't know where to go, normal street life shows people always in a hurry going to a define destination.
  • Multitude 125 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2009
  • Multitude 125 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2009
  • Multitudes (detail) 150 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments and was2009
  • Pilgrims 75 cms x 50 cmsPaper and wax2008
  • Waking people 75 cms x 57 cmsPaper, pigments and was2009
  • Pilgrims 100 cms x 105 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • Trekkers 107 cms x 107 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • The Assault 120 cms x 130 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • Hoopvol 95 cms x 70 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009.
  • Refugees 242 cms x 70 cmsPaper, pigments2015Drawings of refugees seeking to reflect the fragility, the live drama and uncertainty of those forced to leave their homes.
  • Refugees (detail) 242 cms x 70 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Refugees 112 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Refugees 70 cms x 70 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Refugees 60 cms x 47 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Refugees 85 cms x 52 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Refugees (detail) 25 cms x 50 cmsPaper, pigments2006
  • Crowd 100 cms x 40 cmsPaper, pigments2012Series of drawings based on events that took place in the streets during the Arab spring.
  • Crowd 100 cms x 40 cmsPaper, pigments2012
  • Crowd 200 cms x 40 cmsPaper2012
  • Shadow Land 180 cms x 100 cmsPaper, pigments and sand2011
  • Shadowland (detail) 180 cms x 100 cmsPaper2011
  • Shadow Land (detail) 180 cms x 100 cmsPaper, pigments and sand2011
  • Shadow Land 150 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments and sand2011
  • Shadow Land (detail) 150 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments and sand2011
  • Shadow Land (detail) 85 cms x 57 cmsPaper, pigments and sand2011
  • Cloud 190 cms x 90 cmsPaper, pigments2012
  • Vía Dolorosa 185 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments2016Drawings of Syrian refugees. The wall where the drawings are installed serve as a metaphor for a "no space", a road made of shadows, uncertainties and rootlessness.
  • Vía Dolorosa 185 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa 55 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa 90 cms x 56 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa 110 cms x 65 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa 65 cms x 55 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa 105 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa (detail) 110 cms x 60 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Via Dolorosa 32 cms x 65 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa 40 cms x 67 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Vía Dolorosa 30 cms x 35 cmsPaper, pigments2016
  • Monologues 300 cms x 100 cmsPaper2011These heads formed by a conglomeration of hundreds of letters, reflect on the discursive nature of our mind and the impossibility of total silence.
  • Monologue 35 cms x 45 cmspaper2011
  • Dialogue 70 cms x 45 cmsPaper2012
  • Head 35 cms x 45 cmsPaper2011
  • Nests 21 cms x 30 cmsPaper2011Three pieces of 30x21x18 cm
  • Monologue 75 cms x 75 cmsPaper2011
  • Torso 45 cms x 75 cmsPaper2011
  • Head 30 cms x 25 cmsPaper and Pigments2011The heads, consisting of hundreds of coloured-paper letters, are a metaphor for the possibilities human beings have to communicate and establish contact with the world and others. With letters we construct words, sentences and story sequences. By using our own words and telling our own stories, we create our identity
  • Without words 60 cms x 60 cmsPaper and Pigments2011
  • Reading Myself 35 cms x 95 cmsPaper2011
  • Head 40 cms x 28 cmsPaper2011
  • Torso 35 cms x 105 cmsPaper, always paper2012
  • Torso 100 cms x 100 cmsPaper2012
  • Head 30 cms x 35 cmsPaper2012