Born in Chile & now living in the U.S.A., Joan Belmar explores the use of painting & collage, & in some works uses symbols from maps to compose a social & political message. See Blogroll for a link.

Text taken from Joan Belmar’s site /

Corona. (From ONCE series) 32″ x 30″: acrylic,ink, mylar, wood and vinyl on plywood. 2013 /

The Chicago (From ONCE series) 32″ x 30″: acrylic,ink, mylar,wood and vinyl on plywood. 2013 /

Photograph /

Types #1,2,3 & Volare #1, 2, 3: Acrylic, ink, mylar, wood and vinyl on plywood. 30″ x 30″ each /

from the Tierra Del Fuego Series. 2012 /

CHORDS: Red. 2014: Acrylic, oil, gouache and ink on canvas /

CHORDS: Long Play, 2013: Acrylic, oil, gouache and ink on canvas. 60 × 48 in /

CHORDS: Mapamundi, 2014: Acrylic, oil, gouache and ink on canvas /

CHORDS  3d, 2014:  mixed media on plywood, 30 x 40 inches /

CHORDS: Sepia, 2014: Acrylic, oil, gouache and ink on canvas. 60 × 42 in /

Interstices # 2 (Selknam Woman) 40” X 30”: Mylar, ink, vinyl, and wood on plywood. 2014 /

Interstices # 3 (Selknam Woman) 40” X 30”: Straws, ink and wood on plywood. 2014 /

Interstices # 1 (Selknam Woman) 40” X 30”: Plastic cups, ink, vinyl, glue and plywood.  2014 /

from the Trance Lucid series: ‘During the last few years, I have been working with translucent materials to create pieces that react to light. Separately, I have been wanting to explore how an object’s individual qualities change when it becomes part of a group, transforming it into something very different. For this exhibition, I will combine these two interests. I will create an organic installation that seeks to exploit the particular properties of frosted cups.  I have been drawn to their capacity to both absorb and redirect light.’

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