Jaime de Albarracin
ABECEDARIUM “A"Gouache over paper, flat brush, metallic, markers, metallic gouache, 70x46cm original , 2014
RomanusTechnique: 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-1Enamel paints, metallic gouache & Schmincke red, differents wide of flat brushes, 700 x 1000 mm, 2017
Om mani padme hum-2The 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
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.