The historical conflict within the countryside of Colombia has led to large changes. The images in ‘Fieldwork’ (Trabajo de campo) show a perspective of forgotten agricultural fields where the elements become hybrids of experiences, thoughts, metaphors and personal relationships with life in rural Colombia. The detailed engraving work presents an analogy between the work in the art studio and the agricultural work. In this analogy, the farmland is equated to the engraved matrix, the images are the products of the earth and the paper is the jute sack. ‘Fieldwork’ is a personal view of the urban/rural life, of the relative duration, of the motherhood of nature and of the traditional crafts in Colombia that are slowly being forgotten.
Diego Ayerbe is a visual artist with a focus on graphic arts. Founding member and co-director of ‘Taller Trez’ foundation in Bogotá and the curatorial team of ‘La Caja’ gallery.
He has developed and promoted various personal and collective projects with the foundation and the gallery that vary between production, reflection and diffusion of the graphic arts.
He has worked for several years in artistic and experiential education in Colombia. Through his work Ayerbe inspects the social relations and his own relationship with the colombian countryside.