Despacio’s mission is to keep doing what it has been doing for the past decade: consistently exploring new models of artistic and curatorial practice while remaining a driving force in the continued development of Central America’s artistic voice.
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Andy Retana

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Studio Andy

Trained in various fine art disciplines, Andy Retana perceives his artistic practice as experimentation with process and medium without a definitive end. Through the interaction of space and objects, the work fuels and explores authentic expression. A professional ceramist, Retana in particular utilizes ceramic as an instrument for questioning everything around him, challenging stigmas regarding masculinity and the mundane.

Andres Carranza

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Studio Andres

Carranza, a multifaceted artist, explores mediums ranging from massive installations to large-scale canvases experimenting with automatism. His professional career as an architect influences his artistic practice, particularly his use of spatial elements as tools for psychological and intellectual investigation for both himself and viewers. In his paintings and sculptures, he maps visual fragments of memory, space, and the subconscious.

Alejandra Ramírez León

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Studio Alejandra

Alejandra Ramírez León finds a balance between the use of documentary and pictorial approaches in her artistic practice. Her passion for the miniscule creates a hyperreal refinement over the canvas, transforming the oil to what the untrained eye defines as photographic style. Cinematic nuances dominate her work as well; by engaging a play of light and shadow, she presents the audience with an opportunity for dynamic visual involvement.

Paz Ulloa

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Studio Paz

In a world governed by generality, quickness, and alacrity, attention to detail is made conspicuous by its absence. Paz Ulloa—artist and designer—has based most of her artistic practice on the seeking and restlessness of motion in details. At first glance, most of Ulloa’s work provokes curiosity and in-depth analysis of the canvas due to the great number of visual layers; however, this in-depth analysis can lead the viewer to see that her art also exploits the delicacy, finesse, and particularity of its history and artistic experimentation, which comprehends a landscape between drawings and film.

Karaoke todos los días

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Who said there ain’t no artist-run spaces in Costa Rica? Five local artists will take over the Despacio premises for two months, operating Despacio as an artist-run space under the name Karaoke todos los días. Things are bound to change.

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