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

《路‧線貳》邀請卡 Line-line Journey II Invitation Cards

Penang Taiwan Bali Dear all Sketchers, you are invited to my solo exhibition in Taiwan. This is my very first time show out of my country and i was very excited and looking forward to it.

Line-line Journey II
Solo exhibition of sketches by Ch'ng Kiah Kiean
Exhibition date: 2012.12.16 - 2013.01.31
PM13:00 - PM17:00 (close on Tue / Wed)
Exhibition venue: Art's Cafe, Puli, Taiwan (0939-039459)
Exhibition date: 2013.02.01 - 2013.03.15
AM09:00 - PM17:00 (close on Sun / public holidays)
Exhibition venue: National Chi Nan University, Puli, Taiwan
Date: 2013.01.08 PM13:00~PM17:00
Venue: Art's Cafe, Puli, Taiwan (0939-039459)



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