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Jaime de Albarracin

Jaime de  Albarracin

Jaime de Albarracin

Lima, Peru

Calligrapher, Painter Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Biography

From 1972 until 1999 Jaime lived in Venezuela; after that he returned to Lima, Peru. He devoted his entire life to the art of calligraphy. At the very beginning his primary and only source of information and inspiration was the book by Edward Johnston "Writing & illuminating & lettering".

His works are exhibited at Venezuela museums, as well as in Mexico and Belgium.

In 2007 Jaime created a blog "Calligraphy in Peru" to promote the calligraphy art in Hispanic America. Presently it is considered to be the best resource on graphic design in Spanish according to 50 TOPBLOGS rating.

The full biography of the artist is included into the "History and Perspective of Design in Latin America and the Caribbean", a reputable reference edition.

He is also a collaborator in the magazine of typography "TIYPO" in Mexico.

He facilitated workshops and conferences related to calligraphy, ornament, and art at the "Altos de Chavon" design school in the Dominican Republic, and the Cultural Spain Center at Lima, Peru.

Author works

No Energy…

Fluid Chinese ink, scanned and digitalized in Photoshop, digital color add, automatic pen, 70x70 cm, 2010

No Energy… (text)

Fluid Chinese ink, automatic pen, paper. 65x50 cm, 2010

Remember Yourself…

Original drawing paper, charcoal illustration digitalized with Photoshop, automatic pen and Pilot Parallel pen, 45x45 cm, 2010

Remember Yourself… (Vellum)

Fluid Chinese ink, automatic pen, paper, 50x35 cm, 2010

The Supreme…

Fluid Chinese ink, scanned and digitalized with Photoshop, automatic pen, and sharp-pointed nib pen, 70x42 cm, 2010

The Supreme… (Vellum)

Fluid Chinese ink, Automatic Pen, paper, 46x70 cm, 2010

Without self…

Arches paper, watercolor, sumi ink liquid and Bokuju vermillion, automatic pen, and sharp-pointed nib pen, 57x77 cm, 2010

Conscious Faith…

Ink over paper, scanned and digitalized in Photoshop, digital color added, Peruvian cane (Calamus) and automatic pen, 50x70 cm, 2010

Conscious Faith… (text)

China sumi ink liquid, Automatic Pen, Pilot Parallel Pen, Paper, 67x52 cm, 2010

Here They Are…

Toned paper, Chinese sumi ink liquid, color pencil, Bokuju ink vermillion, walnut ink, automatic pen, and Speedball Nib C-0, 51x48.5 cm, 2010

Hoy (Today)

Poem by Cristina Solaeche, Venezuela, Photography by the author, broad nib pen, Automatic Pen, Ruling Pen, Five parallel ruling pens, Flexible pen, 2007

Hechicera de Aljibes (Bewitches of Raintank)

The author’s rounded poem and illustration, broad nib pen, Higgins Eternal Ink, size 19 inch, illustration outline felt marker, size:18 cm. Scanned and composed in Photoshop, 67x52cm, 2004

TIYPO logo

The magazine’s spread, published by Letter Arts Review in 2009, flat brush, broad nib pens, Automatic Pen, five parallel ruling pens, flexible sharp-pointed nib pen, 67x52 cm, 2008.

Calligraphy Gestual

Experiment from pen strokes and digitalized in Photoshop size 40x24 cm, 2006

Digital Quixote

Experiment with text from Cervantes’s “Don Quixote” , background, watercolors and walnut Ink, broad nib pen, Art Pen, fountain pen, scanned and digitally composed in Photoshop, 67x52 cm, 2007

Calligraphy Suite

Experiment with texts from letters, Reed Pen, Calamus from Peruvian cane, Ink Stick, scanned and composed in Photoshop, 2008

Agua de Canto ("Stony River" logotype)

Logo for the estate, ink and pen, vectorized in Illustrator software, 30x30 cm, 1997

G.I. Gurdjieff

China sumi ink liquid, Pilot Parallel Pen, paper. 40x23 cm, 2010

Caracas

Homage to the city of Caracas, Venezuela
Flat brush, Pilot parallel pen, reed pen, walnut ink, pastel paint & colored pencil, 42x29.7 cm, 2012

This way, That way

Poem by Sappho
Watercolor paper. Figure: Sanguine & Charcoal. Title: Walnut ink with watercolor, automatic pen. Text: Japanese ink, Pilot parallel pen. 50x65 cm, 2012

Now while we dance

Poem by Sappho
Diptych on Hahlemuhle black paper. Calligraphy: title - TALENS gouache white, automatic pen; text - vermilion, Schmincke & Speedball nib. C-2. 50.2x65.3 cm (each part), 2012

Now while we dance

Poem by Sappho
Diptych on Hahlemuhle black paper. Calligraphy: title - TALENS gouache white, automatic pen; text - vermilion, Schmincke & Speedball nib. C-2. 50.2x65.3 cm (each part), 2012

ABECEDARIUM “A"

Gouache over paper, flat brush, metallic, markers, metallic gouache, 70x46cm original , 2014

Romanus

Technique: watercolour on paper, Materials and tools: ink colours "Ecoline", Chinese ink sticks, automatic pens and flat brushes. After digitalization a negative colour is added with PSD software, 40.6x29.5, 2014

Om mani padme hum-1

Enamel paints, metallic gouache & Schmincke red, differents wide of flat brushes, 700 x 1000 mm, 2017

Om mani padme hum-2

The calligraphy is vary: unicial, italics, carolingias, metallic ink gouache, talens over black paper. Paper: German hahnemuhle, black. Tools: flat brush, 480 x 617 mm, 2017

Carpe fugit "The time lost"

An fest of different calligraphic alphabet: capital roman, italic carolingias, semi unicials, all are watercolours. Tools: flat brushs. Paper: ingres hahnemuhle cream, 463 x 600 mm, 2017
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