In the most recent works of Sara Rayo, mysterious forms emerge like leaves, hair strands or muscle tissue over monocrome or even white backgrounds. As the artist cuts and bends the surface in teardrop forms, she reveals another level, the interior, a secret space behind the surface therefore creating a third dimension through the folds. The detailed drawings on the surface have gone into the interior of the paper, which is now sculpture.
-Agueda Pizarro de Rayo
Sara Rayo majored in Communications Design, minored in Art Direction and graduated from Pratt Institute in 1999. Aside from living and working in New York and Miami as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for clients such as L’Oreal, Liz Claiborne, Speedo, Zyscovich Architects, Chanel and even window dressed for Roberto Cavalli and Christian Dior, she has had various exhibitions of her artwork throughout the Americas including New York, Quito, Miami and Bogotá. She also found the love of teaching when living in Cali, Colombia and helped to start up the Communications Design Department of the Universidad Javeriana, was on the committee board and taught there for 7 years. After taking an artists residency at the School of Visual Arts in 2012 her work flourished into a three-dimensional setting from the surface of the watercolor paper she knows so well. She is a board member and the Creative Director for her father’s museum, Museo Rayo in Roldanillo Valle, Colombia and has participated in benefits and auctions donating her work for charity. She has been selected to be part of the She’s Mercedes by Mercedez Benz Motors campaign showcasing enterprising women from around the world, was also selected to create an interactive piece for the Adidas Originals stand at a world renowned music festival, Estereopicnic in Bogota, Colombia. She currently travels between Bogotá, Cali, New York and Miami.