Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo – Sugarlift

NAME / Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo

BORN / 1987

LIVES AND WORKS IN / New York City


ABOUT / How many times have I played soccer in my life? Seen my parents lying in bed on a Sunday morning? Partied with friends at someone’s beach house? I started painting an idea: the feeling of repeated experiences, which are always different in their own way, condensed into one image. Combining visual references from life and photographs, and using my imagination, I recreate my memories and everyday experiences as they feel and look inside my head. My paintings can’t be placed in a particular day, month or year of my life, nor can they be understood as a literal, recognizable moment. Since I moved to New York in 2013, I have come to deeply appreciate my South American and Colombian upbringing. Through painting, I integrate memory, experience and imagination into work that recognizes the humor, connection and loss in everyday life.

Cotejito Nocturnoweb by Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo
El Rodadero by Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo
Manizales a Medellín, Medellín a Manizales by Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo
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Mona en El Pinarweb by Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo
Paseíto a Santágueda by Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo
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