Hermes Berrio was recently featured in the South American offices of Christie's Auction House.
A new world is opened, a world that sings in the rhythmic sing–song of childhood, a world in which the ripples of imagination stretch far out to merge with the quiet waters of a deeper understanding of life.
The work represents a small portion of adults –a most fortunate portion- whose early memories stayed with them, and whose closeness to the feelings, the needs, the bewilderment, delight and humor of childhood has never left them. Too many adults have forgotten the feeling of being a child. “...Elsewhere” has somehow in the midst of the pressures of maturity, retained an understanding of what it is that penetrates and curls up cozily within a persons imagination.
There is always in life, even in the lives of the very young, some situations of stress some predicaments that lead to bewilderment and anxiety. The work mirrors these predicaments; it develops from the basic anxieties and needs that have become more complex as life has progressed. The viewer has to accept the lusty, gusty world of suspense and fright, of gobbling up (and being gobbled), of snooping and being very nearly done-in, of outwitting evil by quick thinking and considerable ingenuity.
Each painting by its own account and perception of characters and situations, offers something dreamlike to the viewer. The colors and compositions most delightfully adds a new dimension to the telling of the stories, it supplies a wealth of detail in rich colors as well as a quiet humor the viewer will happily discover.
“...Elsewhere” is a series bursting of many delights, planned upon the knowledge of what people love and of the changeless popularity of the old timeworn stories it presents. The viewer can dimly recall the age of three or four when someone told them their first story; I believe that the story was a gift made expressly for me, a thing of magic the like of which I had never dreamed.
2005 Studio Art. Mayor, New York University, NY, USA.
2004 Glass Sculputure, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, USA.
2003 Marble Sculpture, SACI, Florence Italy.
2003 Photography, Studio Marangoni, Florence Italy.
2003 Painting La Pietra , Florence Italy.
2002 Drawing, Academia Lorenzo Di Medici, Florence Italy.
2002 Painting New York University, Florence Italy..
2000-2002 Studio Art. Pratt Institute, NY, USA.
1998-2000 Architecture. U. Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia.
1986-1998 Colegio Anglo Colombiano. Bogotá, Colombia.
2013 Galeria Mas Arte, Bogota Colombia.
2012 Galeria piso 11, Medellin, Colombia.
2012 Subasta Pacific Rubiales Colombian Classic, Colombia.
2012 Subasta The American Society, Bogota Colombia.
2011 Subasta Fundacion Corazon Verde, Bogota, Colombia.
2011 Concurso Embajada de Espana, Bogota colombia
2010 Collective show at Luis Perez Gallery,Miami Art Basel USA.
2010 Collective show Cristina Chacon Gallery, Miami,Basel USA.
2010 Collective show Spiritdelart Gallery, Miami, USA.
2010 Collective show at Luis Perez Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2010 Collective show at Arte Corporativo Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2010 Collective show Foto Museo, Bogota, Colombia
2010 Collective show at La Pared Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2010 Permanent collective show at GEA Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2009 Fabrica de Bananas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 Hot Art Fair. June. Basel, Switzerland .
2009 FIART 2009 Santo Domingo.
2008 The American Society, Bogota Colombia.
2008 F Road Gallery , Bogota, Colombia.
2008 Salon Nacional de Arte figurativo. Medellín Colombia
2008 Salon Octubre, Galeria La Tina, Bogota Colombia.
2008 XI Salón Especializado de Artes Visuales, Medellín, Colombia.
2008 La primera Vez. Latina Galeria, Bogota Colombia.
2007 3 Salón Arte Joven. Club el Nogal. Bogota Colombia.
2007 “Ínter grafías” LA Galería, Bogota, Colombia.
2007 FCU Bogota Colombia.
2007 Salón de Abril . La Pared Galería, Bogota, Colombia.
2007 Instinto Bogota, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota Colombia.
2006 Fotomaraton, Bogota Colombia.
2005 Baobab Galería, Bogota, Colombia.
2004 The Commons, NYU, NY USA.
2004 Sarah Bowen Galería, Brooklyn, NY.
2004 El Monitor, Bogotá, Colombia.
2004 Casa Cuadrada Galería, Bogota Colombia.
2003 Salón Usaquen, Bogota, Colombia
2003 Casa Cuadrada Galería, Bogota Colombia.
2003 The Commons, NYU, NY USA.
2003 La Pietra, Florence Italy.
2003 Studio Marangoni, Florence Italy.
2003 V Barrio Bienal, Bogota, Colombia.
2003 Florida International University, Miami, USA
2002 New York University, NY, USA.
2002 COOP. Revolver Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2001 Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, USA.
2001 Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, USA.
2013 “Fancy as Fuck” Galeria Mas Arte, Bogota, Colombia.
2013 “Fancy” Palacio de la Aduana, Barranquilla Colombia.
2009 “This means Nothing” Michael krueger Gallery, Basel Switzerland
2009 Argibel, Buenos Aires Argentina.
2008 “EGO” La Pared Galeria, Bogota Colombia.
2007 “RVA” La Pared Galería. Bogota Colombia.
2007 “Dentro del Afuera” Cámara de Comercio. Bogota, Colombia.
2005 Lina ’s, Bogota, Colombia.
2002 Cano Galería, Montevideo, Uruguay.
2001 Deans List, Pratt Institute, NY, USA.
2002 Deans List,, Pratt Institute, NY, USA.
2002 Grant for high academic performance, Pratt Institute, USA.
2003 Grant Awarded, NYU - SACI (Florence Italy).
2007 Honorable Mention, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota,Colombia.
2008 Honorable Mention, Salon Nacional de Arte figurativo. Medellín, Colombia.
Colombia, Canadá, Italy, Uruguay, USA, Switzerland, Mexico.
Colombia es Pasion Agosto 2009.
Capital Club Magazine fall, Bogota Colombia. 2008
Plan B Magazine fall, Bogota Colombia. 2008
Capital Channel interview fall, Bogota Colombia. 2008
JCK Radio Interview fall,Bogota Colombia. 2008
El tiempo News Paper fall, Bogota Colombia. 2008
Arteria Magazine Fall, Bogota Colombia. 2008
Plan B Magazine fall , Bogota Colombia.2007
El tiempo News Paper fall, Bogota Colombia. 2007
JCK Radio Interview fall, Bogota Colombia. 2007
Arteria Magazine Fall , Bogota Colombia. 2007
Museum of Modern Art Catalogue, spring,Bogota Colombia. 2007
And many more…..
Carlos Reid, M.B.A., M.S. & M.O.T.
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