Olga de Amaral at Victoria Beckham, Dover Street

28 November 2019 - 6 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that a special exhibition of work by Colombian textile artist Olga de Amaral has just opened a few doors down from the gallery at Victoria Beckham on Dover Street, London. Thank you to Victoria Beckham, and the whole VB team for working together with us to present the work of such an important figure in post-war Latin American abstraction. On display until early January, the exhibition includes works from de Amaral’s seminal Four Landscapes series as well as the iconic Alquimia XII which is based on the proportions of the human figure.

Olga de Amaral is a textile artist who uses fibre, paint, gesso and precious metals to create three-dimensional, textile-based sculptures merging art, craft and design. An important figure in the development of post-war Latin American abstraction, Olga de Amaral’s work is deeply driven by her exploration of Colombian culture and her own personal identity. Architecture, mathematics, landscape and socio-cultural dichotomies in Colombia are woven together through the use of thread. In Andean culture, hand-woven textiles were revered as being more precious than gold; offered to the gods, their ordered and symbolically rich patterns are invocations of worship. Amaral echoes this reverence in her own work, referencing the irregular beauties of the natural world – Bogota’s mountainous landscape, or the proportions of the human figure – and transforming these into an ideal form. All artworks on show are for sale.