A Private Visit with Sculptor Patricia Olguin

Lima Art tour with Sculptor Patricia Olguin

Long have women struggled to discover and understand their relationships with their faith, distinguishing their roles, their responsibilities, and their rights as members of their respective religious communities. Peruvian artist, Patricia Olguín, has experienced this very search for identity, and in her most recent sculptural series “ Son tus rosas un camino, y las mías son tu lecho,” Olguín represents her perception of Christianity, the role of women in this religion in both the past and present, as well as how she identifies with her religion as an individual.  Last week, Aracari met with Patricia at a gallery for an informative tour of this deeply symbolic series.

Patricia Olguin’s art work

Patricia has had works on display throughout the world including South Korea, Uruguay, and North America as well as in various galleries in Peru’s capital; perhaps her biggest supporter is the quaint La Galería in San Isidro, where her most recent collection of pieces are on display. Construction of the series began in 2008 when Patricia acquired a new studio in the bohemian district of Barranco, and in 2011, the series came to full completion.  Working with a variety of media including resin, silver leaf, transferred images, and several types of wood, Patricia allows the materials to speak for each piece and to complement the sculpted forms.

Perhaps the most prominently displayed piece in the collection was Olguín’s Camino de Rosas, or Path of Roses, an 8-foot-tall reinterpretation of a cross.  The dense body of the sculpture consists of juxtaposed pieces of mahogany that interlock, with each polar face strategically formed and painted to reflect the masculine and feminine components, as Olguín perceives them.  Each part of this grand statue is intentional; with subtle differences like the textures of the pieces of wood themselves, Olguín gives the viewer cause to circumnavigate the piece again and again, inspecting its multi-dimensional features and imbedded symbolization. Patricia’s work will be on display until June 1st, so be sure to stop in for a firsthand look.

Lima Art Tours

Aracari specializes in private, tailormade travel to Peru. We arrange visits to artist studios and art collectors and to cultural areas of Lima such as Barranco and Callao Monumental for exclusive access visits. We work with specialists across their fields – including artists and art hisotirans – for privileged insider access across Peru. Contact us for bespoke travel advice and unique art tours in Peru.

 

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