Verónica Lombeida Saltos
Grow up by Verónica Lombeida Saltos is from her series, Magic House that is currently on display at the FJKluth Art Gallery’s Exhibition, Verónica Lombeida Saltos: Magic House & Universes.
Magic House is about how Saltos’ house is part of their identity, presenting it as “a house full of people, spaces full of flowers with light, smells of life.” She states, “it is a series in which I represent what this magical place means to me, my experience with that house. The same meeting with the space and with myself, it is a way I find to say thanks and bye to this place.”
I grew up, the time has changed, I no longer live in that house, the living room became my workspace, not in the form, just in the concept, my grandfather was no longer there, my grandmother only counted the days. The living room, when I was a child was the place to share at Christmas, my grandfather with his classical music and family and/or friends who came and went, the gifts for the little ones and for the big ones too, I can remember very well the candies that had the best candy bags, and this last December 31, 2021, I wanted to do a piñata with same candies.
Saltos was born in Guaranda, Ecuador. She studied Photography Design at Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano de Diseño, La Metro / Quito, Ecuador, and attended workshops in Argentina and Chile. Her work invokes the usage of textures, colors, and smells where they can produce sensorial images. Social issues such as mental health and environmental problems are employed in a conceptual and fashionable approach in her work, as well. Past exhibitions Saltos has been in were Premio Brazil at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuador), New Starts at Foorumi Gallery (Knokke, Belgium), Global Images – Global Cris at International Center of Photography (New York City, New York).