Alchemists have always sought to possess the power of the philosopher’s stone, believed to contain a magical substance that would transform base metals into primarily gold. Working in precious metals, I've been fascinated by these processes and beliefs. I explore non-traditional formats of alchemy because of their artistic possibilities and place in contemporary art.
My first inspirations derive from my personal heritage involved with both pre-Columbian gold and shamanism. Those traditions inspired in me an impetus to create, in the belief that the glitter of gold transmits a magical and fertilizing energy to humanity. My research brought me to a fascination with the dynamism of monochrome metallic surfaces. The findings allow me to codify and translate my work into a new metaphysics of the painted surface and toward a new form of abstraction.
Terranova's works are in corporate and private collections and his exhibits extend to domestic and international galleries and museums. Terranova is originally from Colombia. He lives and works in New York City. He holds a M.Arch degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a B.Arch degree from The New York Institute of Technology.
Selected Corporate collectors: YAMANA Gold Inc. Toronto Canada; Broad Scale Commercial Bank, Irvine, California; 3 Rooms Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
From 2013-2009: (e)merge art fair, Washington DC; Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Oriet Fine Art, Monkton, MD; "Roots", Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, NY; "Baltic Series", Kunsthalle Kuhlungsborn , Kuhlungsborn, Germany;"Exodus", Latin American Biennial, Lincoln Exhibition Space, The Bronx Museum of Art; Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN; "Geometry and Gesture", Elgar Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY.