Sunday, April 26, 2009


Art and design

by Claudia Rivas

Born in Lima-Perú, Claudia has been working in several advertising agencies, art galleries and independent projects in her country, trying to bring together art and design. She also likes to experiment in new fields making led shoes, boots, videos, accessories and clothes through her brand Poks (

“Walking by this new way I came from Lima to NY. In both places the colors are symbols of the immediate feeling. I try to play with each one; to mix it with movement lines, volumes and virtual spaces; to achieve compositions and try to transmit a little about myself, express myself and motivate my recipients through this language.” 

The life of mammals

By Juan Betancurth

JUAN BETANCURTH is a Colombian born artist. He has exhibited his work throughout North and South America, most recently The Queens Museum of Art, Local Project and various public spaces in Lower Manhattan. His work revolves around the exploration of his own life and personal mythology. His mixed media works are created at home, where the space in which his pieces are created takes on as much meaning as the work itself. For more information visit

eL Paper is

Editor: Elisa Clark

Copy editors: Aída R. Gil, Franklin Fisher

Art and design: Claudia Rivas

Art staff: María Tapia

Writers: JuanMapu, Elisa Clark, Natalia Gianella, Aída R. Gil, Gabi Pawelec, Nicole Delgado and Eladio Frío Yungay

Contributors: Juan Betancurth, Carlos Martínez, Carla Trinidad, Carolina Peñafiel, Sol Aramendi and María Tapia

eL Paper is published by Local Project, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to building a forum for artists; creating synergy between their artwork and the public. LP supports all forms of self-expression by providing an open space for artists without concern to their genre, medium, or provenance.

Local Project is located at:

45-10 Davis St

7 Train to Court House Square.

E,V,G Train to Ely Station.

Please send your feedback to Advertise in eL Paper for $50 per adv. A Printed version of eL Paper is available at Local Project and also Mc Nally Books (52 Prince Street, New York) for a $3 (suggested donation)