Born in Guadalajara – Jalisco – Mexico (1990), Alba Páramo began her fine art studies in Mexico as an apprentice to several painters and studied printmaking at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas in the city of Guadalajara.
She moved to New York City in 2010 where she enrolled in the International Student’s Program at The Art Students League of New York focusing on painting and printmaking. In 2015, she began her studies in Tibetan Art. During her time in New York City she has also been the assistant of the painter Charles Hinman - www.charleshinman.com
She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
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My work is built around printmaking, drawing and painting. It is focused on symbolism, interpretation of dreams, Mexico, and the love and sacred connection between animals, nature and human beings.
It is deeply influenced by Tibetan art and my Latin American roots in combination to a state of mind I have created when I emigrated from my country to New York City.
It is up to the viewer to interpret my art as they like, to see whatever they want to see and feel by looking at it instead of imposing an etiquette about what my works is about.
The art of Alba Paramo consists of animate and inanimate characters that create a dialogue in a world where mystery lies beneath the skin and exists in the realm of the subconscious. It is a vision that comes from the real and the imagined - poignant and humorous as well as colorful and mildly dark - it fascinates.
One can find in allegorical works hidden meanings and subjective concerns through symbols, parables and metaphors, which clue us in to the inner workings of the mind of the artist when taken as a whole. They are clues to what beings can be and what is possible in art because art is a language and a medium that goes beyond the obvious natural forms; beyond invented human boundaries. It is universal /.../
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