I am the product of aboriginal wisdom, the defiance of African slaves, and the impetuousness of European conquerors. I am a proud collection of these three civilizations’ cultures. Through my veins, runs the heritage and history of powerful empires that I share in this collection. Egypt has been my home for the past few years and has inspired me, bearing witness to my evolution as a human being and as an artist. It has been the mirror in which I identified myself as Latin-American. This exhibition is my way to express gratitude for being given the chance by this exotic country to play with its colors and, as a result, define my essence and purpose through cultural contrasts.
My goal is to showcase the vibrancy of the Colombian color palette and indigenous wonders, our stories and textures, our issues and landscapes. A touch of everything that represents what being born in the country of Magical Realism entails and the mind of one of the main inspirations behind my artwork: the great Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I am influenced by the masters of the past: Van Gogh, Monet and Salvador Dali, however, my soul is set on developing my own style. I paint tropical psychedelia. I paint with pure and vibrant color. My works are immersed in nature and energy, they are allegories of my joy. I also paint the misfortunes of humanity and the sickness of society. I create surreal worlds and fantastic chimeras, universes and galaxies.
Welcome to my world. Welcome to my culture and history, my memories and sunsets that I carry with me everywhere I go. In this collection, I share with you my Latino pride and roots, and I hope you catch our contagious excitement for color and life.