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: firstname.lastname@example.org. There as so many more things to see!
Las puertas del cielo is a festival located Carrera 1 Calle 68, around a church, whose main goal is to show the work of independant designers. It happened last weekend but I will let you know when they organise a new one.
From tomorrow, I will show you the work of designers who were there.
More information about Las puertas del cielo in there.
Organica en el cielo is a restaurant located in front of La Calera’s village. I am doing an article about them because after only 7 months of being opened, as well as having an amazing view over the mountains, the restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food is quite nice.
The only problem I would say is that it’s located close to a big factory…but it’s worth going!
Photos taken with iPhone 5. Thanks Hugo and Sibylle for this delicious invitation.
Discovered a street in Bogotá specialised in antiques. It’s beautiful and calm with a dozen of antique shops to visit.
Some are beautiful and you can find things for a reasonable price, not like in Europe. Colombians, in general, don’t like so much old things. At least much less than Europeans. Cultural.
Thanks Anna for the visit!
Every two weeks, Arawak is in the market of Usaquén! They will be there on Sundays, every two weeks. They have 3 different types of excellent Colombian coffees.
I am happy to present them there:
Karina and Vincent, the owners of Arawak.
If you are interested to buy Arawak, please contact me: email@example.com.
Presentation of the product in this post.
The other day, I went to visit Mabel, who is designer in a company that creates clothes in Bogotá for big providers.
It was lovely to see all the process to make something that we are wearing everyday and we always take for granted. And to see how it works in Bogotá for Colombians.
Thanks a lot Mabel and your team for the visit. If you are interested to do some projects with ABX, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The company is located in my favourite place of Bogotá: El Ricaurte, where you can print everything you want.
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.
A Chiva is an artisan rustic bus used in rural Colombia. Chivas are adapted to rural public transport, especially considering the mountainous geography of the Andean region of the country. In Bogotá, people rent chivas for the night to party and get drunk with aguardiente.
The buses are varied and characterized by being painted colorfully and that’s why I decided to get a pattern out of it. I think it represents well colours of Colombia.
Source of the pictures: internet.