Meet the Correspondent: Omar Jaramillo > Berlin$show=/search/label/Omar%20Jaramillo

"I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where I studied architecture. I moved to Kassel (Germany) in 1999 to accomplish a master degree. Although I have always drawn and paint, it was not until I started studying in the Uni-Kassel, that I started keeping a travel sketchbook. I had a teacher there who used to do a lot of sketches when he travelled on university excursions. When he retired, I helped to organize an exhibition of his sketches. He brought a huge box full of sketchbooks he had filled since he was an architecture student. I spent a whole day selecting the most interesting drawings. It was a wonderful experience that opened my eyes to a new world. In the last 10 years I have the feeling of being in a long journey. I like to discover the cities where I live, to understand why a place is the way it is and what makes it different and unique from others. Drawing is for me a way to learn to love a place, to become part of it. I like to draw architecture but I am more attracted to urban scenery, portraying how people live in the city. Since I’m a foreigner, everything that locals find normal and taken-for-granted, for me is exotic. I always carry a small watercolor travel set from Windsor and Newton and my sketchbook in my bag. I always thought that drawing was a solitary experience until I found Urban Sketchers. It was amazing to find so many people doing the same thing. It is a great place to share!" • Omar's blog. • Omar's art on flickr. • Omar's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz

The Unspecific Index


The Unspecific Index opens tomorrow evening, Nov. 15, at 601Artspace in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

I designed the mural display for Paul Ryan's theories called Earthscore, which includes a few of my illustrations along with Paul's video, his drawings, text, and an illustration of the Relational Circuit. My drawing above depicts the practice of Threeing, invented by Paul.

Here is a link to the gallery site: 601Artspace

 If you're in New York, I hope you have a chance to stop by the opening, or see the show. Paul's ideas are very wide in scope, covering ways to live and exist in our environment.

He recently exhibited his Yoga of Relationships called 'Threeing' at the documenta festival in Kassel. I was honored to design some of the graphics for his pavilion. There's a great video from the documenta pavilion here: Momenta 100/(055) Threeing

Fellow Urban Sketcher Omar Jaramillo was at documenta, and drew the pavilion: http://www.urbansketchers.org/2012/07/documenta-13-kassel.html

Small urban world!

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