In my work, I speculate about the origin of certain daily practices, astrological events, or fictional stories. The scenes I draw arise from visions in conversations with sacred plants like Yagé, or from pictorial interpretations I make of my multifaceted identity. This search has led me to recognize myself as the meeting place of different worlds, such as the tradition inherited from my father as an Inga and my mother as a Wayuu and Arhuaca, and the socio-economic and cultural hyperactivity that I experience as a man in the Colombian capital. The scenes that I capture on paper or canvas are allegorical stories that I decide to carry with a feeling of joyful melancholy to give a personal and unique meaning to the condition of the contemporary human being.
Tahuanty Jacanamijoy has participated in exhibitions since 2014, including a solo show. He was meritorious of recognitions and awards for his degree work. He has a master’s degree in animation from the Royal College of Art, London.