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

my work presented to the PM

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This is done on site under the hot sun in the true spirit of USK.

The scan of the piece of Glocal Connect Village at Temasek Polytechnic where I work. It was presented by the Chairman and Principal/CEO to Prime Minister of Singapore on 23 Nov 2012.

More about the event can be found on this link.

 The follwoing is taken from the news release for information:

"Where the world comes to TP and TP goes to the world" "

Glocal Connect Village (GCV) at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a one-of-a-kind, iconic representation of the poly’s internationalisation strategy. Apart from being a vibrant learning space for local and international staff and students, GCV will also be a platform for these groups, local budding artists and the community to immerse in and showcase cultural diversity through artistic talent. TP is confident that this meaningful and significant engagement with individuals from diverse backgrounds will increase every student’s cultural awareness and sensitivity."



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