«Ver las cosas»


Project Space
December 3 to January 29,

The exhibition Ver las cosas, by English artist Freda Sargent (London, 1928) who moved to Colombia in the mid-fifties, opens at the Project Room of the gallery. This exhibition, comprised of more than 20 paintings from the last two years, is characterized, like most of the paintings by Freda, for its inspiration in literature and poetry of classical writers. Although the artist does not want to express herself through her paintings, as she herself has said, she uses ideas for the viewer to become part of the spaces imagined in them.

Her subtle palette of bright colors builds enigmatic spaces that recall dreams, fables or visions of her childhood. The blue in different shades, the cheerful and festive yellow and the skillfully handled reflections of light are all in part the record of what Sargent sees. Her extraordinary sensitivity leads her to discover the fragility of things and the transience of the moment, which, through the charm of her stroke and gesture, develop a language closer to figurative art that has a major interest in the composition, light, and color. As she says it, «I paint what I see, I paint my life”, and Freda therefore takes elements of landscape, stops nature and immortalizes characters.

The work of Freda faced a process opposite to that of the avant-garde artists in Colombia, because while they grew up in America and developed a local language which was then fed to the movements of European art, Freda Sargent grew permeated by the revolutionary proposals of the movements between the wars and subsequently came to Colombia where she was influenced by local issues.

Freda Sargent studied painting at the Royal College of Art in London and later traveled to Paris on a French government scholarship. While in France she met Alejandro Obregón, with whom she came to Colombia. Her career as an artist has had two stages: the first, while living in Europe, and the second in Colombia. Her works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally and are part of important collections such as the Tate Gallery (London), Sir Kenneth Clark collection (London), Rosemary Harris collection (USA) and the Santo Domingo Family collection (Colombia), among many others.

The exhibit will be open to the public until January 29, 2016 at Galería El Museo: Calle 81 No. 11–41. Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., all day. Free admission.


Campo de trigo serie

Cielo – Nubes Serie

Hojas Caidas Serie

Piso Bosque Serie

Retratos Serie

Campo de trigo Serie