Project “Islas del dibujo: trazos comunes”
A graduate in History of Art (Universidad de Barcelona, 1993) and in Fine Arts (Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Washington, D.C., 1996), she has been exhibiting individually since 1996 and collectively since 1995 both in Spain (Palma, Madrid, Barcelona) and internationally (Basle, Switzerland; Washington D.C., United States). Her work has won several awards and features in various public and private collections.
The work of Astrid Colomar uses drawing as a means of expression and aims to relate the force of life to symbolic aspects of the feminine and human condition by analysing both time and biological cycles. Fluid shapes, colours with a strong symbolic association, cuttings affixed to the medium by needles (elements of union), or as in the case of the composition of four drawings chosen for Drawing Room, a flow of ink that runs like blood or like a river. This work of strong gestural expression evokes the relationship between primitive elements and the human body, an intrinsic part of nature.