Brayan Mendez is an friend of us. He is also a brilliant painter.
He has an original technic in some of his work, which is to paint the background first. It can take 20 layers or more to achieve what he wants. Imagine with oil, the time he can spend waiting for it to dry. And after that, he thinks about a subject.
I really like Brayan’s work not only for its obvious talent but also because it has a strong Colombian side.
Thanks very much Brayan to show us around. That was lovely.
If you are interested to view more of Brayan’s work, please drop him some lines at his email: email@example.com. There as so many more things to see!
Last week, one of my friend called Cecile was organising a private sale at her flat. Lovely canvas, independant designers, and a lot more!
Thanks so much Cecile to give the opportunity to all those people to show their work! Hope you will do another one next year!
If you are interesed to know anything about those artists/designers, please send me an email.
Last Saturday, I went to an event happening in front of the Galería Santa Fe. Art and environment, that was the topic. The movement is to show awareness about the scary fall of biodiversity in Colombia and in the rest of the world.
Some vegetables were dancing Colombian music and reggaeton, it was quite fun.
There was also those large-scale prints with wood on canvas, the press being the little truck we can see on the picture. Cool.
Sorry, the pictures are not that great as I took them with my Iphone. I need to get a good camera that I can take out on the street. Because with my massive lense, it’s not really ideal in Bogotá. Any recommendations?
Want to know more about Galería Santa Fe and its events? Link to their Website.
Lina Espinosa is an amazing artist working around different types of media: paintings, sculptures, drawings. A big part of her work is around maps as they are, she says, a perfect combination between science and image, reality and illusion.
Her studio is full of little interesting things everywhere hanging or lying on different tables.
Lina was fantastically welcoming and when I visited her, she was packing for her next exhibition that will happen in Santa Marta (Colombia).
Carlos is an Colombian artist working with paper and inflable sculptures. He is also questioning topics like the place of the woman in the society, love, politics.
A video about Carlos Blanco in there.
I met Christina in Bogotá. She is a very independant girl, living here since last January. And doing those amazing paintings in her spare time.
I also wanted to show that Bogotá is getting internationalised and more and more foreigners are coming here to get their chances.
She gives some courses for those interested. Here is her email: firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number: 3144144307. She also gives courses of Mandarin.
Máximo Flórez López
Máximo is an architect. He is very meticulous, and organised. The light of the studio was very different from all the others because he had some black curtains on the windows. I guess to control more the light.
Very nice studio.
Apart of his individual works, he is working with his dad, a painter from Bucaramanga on sculptures with wood and cinetic effects.
He also created an important project: “Museo Rodante Audiovisual”, which is a museum that moves with videos and more to see inside. Click here to view the website.
Guillermo is a very experienced Colombian painter with a lot of years of paintings behind him. You can see it in everything of his work and his studio.
His paintings are products of his imagination but greatly inspired from his environment too. You can perceive many times the beautiful mountains of Bogotá. He questions topics like environment, emptiness, landscapes.
More information about Guillermo Londoño is here.
José Horacio Martínez
Back to our Los Estudios Las Nieves serie. José Horacio Martínez is an amazing painter with touches of lyrical, beauty, history, imagination, and even politics. His paintings treat a lot of subjects and render a special atmosphere..
The light in the studio was amazing and gave a unique wibe to the place.
To find out more about José Horacio Martínez, please visit his website.
José was so nice that he gave us his “Libretas” book:
Carolina is one of the only women we saw in the building. She is very talented and is working around the image of the woman. Jewellery has an important place in her work too.
At the moment, Carolina is participating in an art exhibition called “Lenguajes de papel 2013″ in Galeria el museo.
Carolina is sharing her studio with another very good painter: Saúl Sánchez.
This studio had a very good atmosphere. It was very bright and welcoming.