This is another little sketchbook I just finished for the 2012 Sketchbook Project. Since I only had about 3 days to work on it (due to pure procrastination), the work is quite minimal. I mostly used acrylic paint, despite the very small dimension of the book. You can see the entire book at the Art House Coop website or my Facebook page.
Most works are mixed-media collage on paper, where I use everything from color pencils, acrylic, watercolor, ink and graphite. These works will be exhibited in various cities across the States, starting in New York, February 19th, 2011. For a complete list of cities and exhibition dates, go to the Art House Co-op website and look for the Sketchbook Project itinerary map.
These are some of my most recent mixed-media collage, currently being shown at Gallery 5, Richmond, VA. They are 12x12 inches, and are available for sale. Very affordable prints of most works are also available. If interested in purchasing works, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This was a little installation I did on top of my coffee table. The Lovers went on to become part of an elaborate game of cards. They are conjoined and forever crippled by their apparent inability to move independently from one another. If separated, the severed half could not bare the absence of her lover, and would surely perish, without legs of her own. Their destiny is unsure.
“I find that it is only through fiction that I am able to reach the truth and tell my story.”
Elka Amorim was born in Brasilia in 1975. Upon graduating UFMG, one of the top art programs in Brazil in 1998, Amorim received the prestigious Apartes Scholarship from the Brazilian government, which she used to pursue an MFA at Hunter College in New York. During her graduate study and during her later study of Art Pedagogy at Pratt Institute, Amorim exhibited globally and received various awards and residencies, including those from the Bronx Museum of Art, the Henry Street Settlement Artist-In-Residence Program, and the Brooklyn Community Access Television Artist Residency. Elka Amorim lives in New York City where she teaches and produces new works. She is represented by two New York galleries: Galeria Galou and Pierogi.
To read more about her work go to: http://issuu.com/rvamag/docs/rvav4i11coverweb