For the last twelve years I have been living as an immigrant in Australia – a situation which has encouraged me to explore concepts of identity and immigration in my works. Recent works depict personal documents and ID photos used as part of my visa application process.

 

My drawings and sculptures feature symbolic materials such as my own and my family’s hair, that help to bridge memories of my past in Colombia with my status as an immigrant in Australia. Hair in particular is symbolic since I grew up in and around my mother’s hair salon. Each collected material had a relationship with my childhood, my family and cultural references, connecting my memory and place to my identity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2016 by Leonardo Uribe. 

Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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