FROM KOLAJ 29
Andrés Gamiochipi’s Artist Portfolio
Mexico City, Mexico
Andrés Gamiochipi started making collage while studying in Florence, Italy. A professor told him that his paintings looked like collage and sent him home with an assignment to make some. “I ended up making around a dozen collages for that homework. Then, I got excited and started buying old postcards and magazines, which lead me to mix way more images from different periods, trying to experiment and understand better the harmony between colours, scales or sizes, the relationship between background and foreground, or the inertia of the characters and their relationship to the landscape,” wrote the artist. “I always saw collage as a way to create more impactful images, in order to paint again, but I got stuck and obsessed with it.”
The dialogue between science and religion has always intrigued me and their content is always a good recipe to mix, since both disciplines have always been in the search of truth, from different and almost mutually exclusive perspectives.
Andrés Gamiochipi is a professor of experimental painting and a writing tutor at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Santa Fe campus. In 2014, he co-founded Mexicollage, a collective of analogue collagists, which hosts the Paste Up! festival. He has had fourteen solo exhibitions and has been in over twenty group exhibitions in Belgium, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United States. The artist lives and works in Mexico City. Learn more at www.andresgamiochip.com and on Instagram @andresgamiochipi.