Marcela Bolívar has more than 10 years of experience as a digital artist and photomontagist. Her BA in Graphic Design defined her career after experimenting with illustration and photography in her bachelor’s thesis: “Mercury, Sulfur, and Ash”. In 2020 she finished her artistic project “Altera Natura” for the Master of Photography course at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, in which she researched the connection between botanical and scientific illustration with digital photographic media.
Currently she works as an illustrator for various international publishing houses while developing further her personal work.
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
Marcela Bolívar‘s work aims to disengage photomontage of its technologic and automated nature, pushing the technical limits of photography and digital media as they are merged with a variety of pictorial expressions. The mixture of various media such as painting, photo, 3d elements and sculpture brings forth a personal interpretation of the world that lingers between reality and fiction, disguise and truth.
Marcela Bolívar‘s digital art has been published in notable magazines and online sources including Illustrators 65, Infected by Art, Locus Mag, Illustrators Quarterly, Creative Quarterly, Apex Magazine.
2011 BA in Graphic Design. Instituto Departamental Bellas Artes Cali
2020 MA in Photographic Studies. Fachhochschule Dortmund
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Illustrators 65, Society of Illustrators, New York, N.Y. United States
2022 Halcyon Days, Curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. United States
2021 Segunda Bienal de Illustration, Mexico DF, Mexico
2019 Butterland – Delusion of Photography, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany