Lorena Tenorio

Botanical expedition at home

Online exhibition

A journey through Lorena Tenorio's exploration into the flora of her home in Colombia.

A botanical expedition is a scientific journey designed to explore the flora of a particular region. The Colombian artist Lorena Tenorio has been exploring the plants of her home in Colombia, a country close to the equator whose geographical characteristics give it the peculiarity of not having seasons, it’s also characterised by its diverse environments: humidity, deserts, coast and the Amazon rainforest. Lorena lives in Cali, in the middle of a valley, hemmed in the jungle of the Pacific and the Andes mountains. These environmental characteristics give Lorena the motivation to look at each leaf, flower and plant. 

 

 

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Lorena Tenorio was Born in 1993, in Cali, Colombia where she lives and works. 


She is a visual artist specialising in graphic arts with experience in the development and planning of educational and artistic interventions in cultural spaces. She is currently a producer of Acumulaciones Taller, a space for the creation and research of graphic work and publishing projects.

Please click here for Lorena Tenorio's CV

Lorena Tenorio has been exploring the flora of her home for many years, exploring different printmaking techniques to save each detail of the textures of them.
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Her main artistic research is in engraving. She's part of the most important engraving studios in Colombia: Acumulaciones Taller, where she’s been working through different print techniques. For her “botanical exploration” she uses Monotype, a technique that generally yields only one good impression from each prepared plate and gives unique textural qualities.

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She approaches the engraving as a way of looking at plants with the purpose of leaving a faithful image of them, to build a graphic memory of them, to ratify them. All the pieces are unique prints, like fossils that came from a natural environment but were brought to an aesthetique space that invites us to rebuild their beauty. 

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Click on each plant to discover more

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Corn in several South American cultures has been very important. One of them was the Mayan civilization that  believed that corn was the food of Gods.

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The Rosy trumpet tree is generally found in tropical forests and is native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and other regions of Central America, reaching Colombia, Venezuela and Peru.

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The avocado can be cultivated by a seed or a graft, it is important to sow the seed in late winter or early spring, and in more or less 30 days it will begin to bear fruit. 

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Monotype

Ink and fabriano paper of 15 x 20 cm.

Pieces from 2010 to 2020. 

All prints are uniques pieces,

signed by the artist and available for sale.

Buy here

Please click here for Lorena Tenorio's CV

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