Born in Guadalajara – Jalisco – Mexico (1990), Alba Paramo began her fine art studies in Mexico as an apprentice to several painters and studied printmaking at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas in the city of Guadalajara.
She moved to New York City in 2010 where she enrolled in the International Student’s Program at The Art Students League of New York focusing on painting and printmaking. In 2015, she began her studies in Tibetan Art.
During her time in New York City she has also been the assistant of the painter Charles Hinman - www.charleshinman.com
She is currently based in Amsterdam.
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As a Mexican artist, my art is rooted in Latin American symbolism, mythology, literature and cultural history. The images that appear in my prints, drawings and paintings are interpretations of dreams about love, nature and the sacred connections between animals and human beings. They are representations of my vision and heritage as well as my deep interest in Tibetan art.
Like an enlightened moment, I have realized the dualistic nature of art, its diversity and universality in relation to the state of mind I have created when I left Mexico. Since moving to New York City in 2010, I have continued to expand my working processes and mediums to achieve the best result by exploring their unlimited possibilities.
I consider my art to be open ended. It is up to the viewer to interpret it as they like, to contemplate what they see and feel instead of my interpretation of what the work is about.
The art of Alba Paramo consists of animate and inanimate characters that create a dialogue in a world where mystery lies beneath the skin and exists in the realm of the subconscious. It is a vision that comes from the real and the imagined - poignant and humorous as well as colorful and mildly dark - it fascinates.
One can find in allegorical works hidden meanings and subjective concerns through symbols, parables and metaphors, which clue us in to the inner workings of the mind of the artist when taken as a whole. They are clues to what beings can be and what is possible in art because art is a language and a medium that goes beyond the obvious natural forms; beyond invented human boundaries. It is universal. Read More
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