LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Ale Rambar is a Costa Rican artist who uses the knowledge acquired through his career in architecture to create work with social themes. His work is based on the themes of gender, tolerance, respect among us and respect for the planet. These themes are represented by human bodies surveyed topographically, as if they were mountains, valleys or rivers.
For its realization Rambar developed a style that is based on three-dimensional compositions made with layers of paper. Each piece is cut separately, layer by layer and then assembled by hand to create "human topographies". This style has been considered innovative in Costa Rican art and is a technique in which the three-dimensionality of the figure, the nature of the material and its changing appearance under the daylight are the elements that give life to the work.
The use of paper is due to the fragility of the material, which contrasts with the theme of his work, however, the paper selected has an optimal conservation guarantee.
In his 4 years of artistic career Rambar has exhibited along with great masters of Costa Rican art, in spaces such as the National Gallery, the Gold Museum and the Alajuela Museum, where he was awarded third place in the Annual Exhibition of the Association of Costa Rican Visual Artists. Rambar has also exhibited at events such as VALOARTE 2016 and 2018, the Tamarindo Art Wave Festival and the International Olympics of Rio de Janeiro 2016, next to the Costa Rican Olympic Committee.
The works presented for Arte Laguna are part to the collection "Tolerance of the Paper", which is a proposal that analyzes the theme of tolerance present in today's society. Tolerance for the environment, for other people, for their sexual preferences, their gender and their own identity.
These pieces talk about gender, machismo, feminism, homosexuality and the non-binary through complex layering of paper, forming compositions of up to 45 layers of paper in a 120 x 120 cm format. All the works were created using the colors blue, pink and yellow, the three colors most used to represent the masculine, the feminine and the "neutral".
These pieces represent a fresh and innovative approach to the topic of gender and tolerance, a very important subject in today's society.
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