5/12/21

"Tierra de promisión" exposicion en Neiva Colombia

 

Se presenta la exposición colectiva itinerante “Los Artistas del Huila pintan Tierra de promisión” en Neiva, donde los creadores seleccionados realizaron sus obras para rendir homenaje al poemario de José Eustasio Rivera en el centenario de su publicación. Son casi 20  pintores que han sido invitados para esta velada cultural que dará apertura el día 2 de diciembre a las 5:00 de la tarde, en el restaurante y casa cultural “D’OLIVA FOOD AND COFFEE”, un exquisito lugar donde se promueve la gastronomia, las tradiciones, la cultura y el arte de los opitas.  

 

La muestra promovida por la Gobernación del Huila y la Secretaria de Cultura del Huila,  a través de la Biblioteca Olegario Rivera; se inauguró el 28 de septiembre de 2021 en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Huila y realizó itinerancia por los cinco municipios más importantes para hacer homenaje al ilustre escritor opita. Con la iniciativa del secretario de cultura Daniel Leonardo Sanz Perdomo, se inició el recorrido el 23 de noviembre en Garzón en la casa de la cultura "El Molino", la segunda muestra de presentó el 24 en Pitalito en Gualú gallery coffee and art, la tercera presentación tuvo lugar en la Casa de la Cultura Constantino Tello Ordoñez con tres salas y cerca de 80 piezas (dibujos, pinturas y fotografías), el 25 el turno correspondió al municipio de Campoalegre en el centro de convenciones donde se presentaron cerca de 50 obras y el 02 de diciembre en Neiva en la Casa cultura y restaurante D'Oliva food and coffee con cerca de 50 obras.

 

Miguel Darío Polania Rodríguez, director de la Biblioteca Departamental Olegario Rivera ha dicho con referencia a este acto: “Nos complace presentar esta muestra colectiva internacional con algunos de nuestros creadores que han realizado sus trabajos artísticos bajo el eje temático del poemario de “Tierra de promisión”, de esta forma se fortalece y se difunde nuestro patrimonio cultural. Los objetivos es hacer un merecido homenaje a nuestra ilustre escritor José Eustacio Rivera, dar a conocer nuestros artistas de la región, establecer contactos con ellos, estrechar vínculos con artistas de otras latitudes, y buscar oportunidades para comercializar los trabajos de los creadores opitas".

 

 Artistas invitados:

Melba Perdomo Mosquera, Roberto Londoño Uribe,  José Domínguez Hernández, Francisco Arroyo Ceballos, Gabriel Nieto Nieto, Carlos A. Naranjo, Alex Rivera, Milton Morales Grillo, Leyda Fernanda Santos Vargas, Carlos A. Naranjo, Fidela Losada, Miguel Diario Polania Rodríguez, Guillermo Martín Moreno, Segundo Salamanca, Cornelis OOMS, Heliberto Ariza Guerra, Carlos Franco, Jayro Osorio, Mauricio Zequeda, Walther Oswaldo Arrubla Hoyos entre otros.

 

El restaurante y casa cultural “D’OLIVA FOOD AND COFFEE” se encuentra ubicado en Calle 19 No. 5A39 Barrio Quirinal, muy cerca de la entrada al parqueadero del supermercado Olímpica y del centro de Convenciones José Eustacio Rivera de la ciudad de Neiva. La entrada es gratuita.



20/11/21


 

Contemporary Spanish Art

by Carlos M. Smith


Spain has always been a reference in the art world. Great artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Tàpies or Miquel Barceló have provided the necessary contemporaneity that has been perfectly combined with tradition and classicism which are always maintained and are part of its social feeling.

This article presents or highlights the artistic career of a small group of Spanish authors who symbolize that contemporaneity.

We wanted to highlight unique artists whose work and vision of it is widely recognized as a reference of a special style and form, thus marking a before and after in the artistic exchange of which we echo.



Arroyo Ceballos (Córdoba)

Arroyo Ceballos has a artistic career supported by more than 150 exhibitions, works in more than 30 museums and institutions in 11 countries and numerous awards.

Homages received in the USA (Latino Art Museum of California), in Mexico in the Historical Archive of Sinaloa (with the delivery of an award by the Governor of Sinaloa), in Portugal in the Municipal Chamber of Oliveira do Bairro, with the Cultural Association "Aires de Córdoba" or received in 2013 in his hometown at the Hon. Diputación de Córdoba together with a large exhibition for his 25th Anniversary, etc.

In April 2013 a museum with his name was opened in Fuente Palmera (Córdoba). On March 12, 2014, he was selected for the commemorative act of the Spain-Japan dual year held in Córdoba, to deliver a work of his authorship to the Japanese Ambassador to Spain, Mr. Satoru Satoh.

In March 2015, at a meeting held in Paris, he was appointed member of the International Association of Art Critics AICA for his years of work as a member of the Spanish Association of Art Critics AECA.


In November 2016, he was awarded by the MAI Colombia (International Artistic Movement Colombia) an international recognition for his cultural and artistic management.

In December 2017 he was appointed an Honorary Member by the Board of Directors of the Fundación Arte Sin Fronteras por la Paz (Colombia) and in 2019 by the World Organization of Integrated Artists OMAI (Mexico).
Author of more than ten books on art and poetry.
In January 2018 he founded the Cordovan group “Córdoba Contemporánea”.

In September 2021 he obtained the I International Prize for Literary Creation "Antonio Segovia Lobillo", organized by the Canarian Foundation "Antonio Segovia Lobillo" (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) and the City Council of Moclinejo (Málaga).

 



FINCIAS (Madrid)

 

In his work FINCIAS pursues the desire to connect with the viewer, through a lyrical and emotional interpretation of his surroundings. Materializing the essence of the human in each of his works. All this results in a transcendent painting, endowed with an internal hubris that seeks to go beyond the mark by detaching itself from its borders and a color that acquires an enigmatic symbolic value. You just have to stop and look carefully at each of its pieces, to detect that there is a great emotional involvement.

Multidisciplinary artist, painter, illustrator, animator and designer for Advertising Agencies or Editorials. He has exhibited in numerous Art Galleries in Spain and abroad in cities such as: Paris, New York, Miami, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Rome, Brussels, Milan, Monaco, Lisbon, Porto, Osaka_Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hamburg Edinburgh, Luxembourg, Montpellier, Lille, Strasbourg, Vienna, Stuttgart, Padova, Shanghai ...



His work has been acquired in public and private institutions in Spain, abroad and recently by the Museum of Contemporary Art of SHANGAI, China.

Izaskun Monfort Aurteneche

(Critica de Arte, collaborator of the Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Galleries and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid)

 




Eva Raboso (Valencia)

 

She is a Valencian artist, although She has been living in Madrid for fifteen years. She was born in 1976 and, since then, her vital engine has been curiosity.

Being self-taught, She has always been interested in creation: telling stories, surprising, investigating, dreaming and communicating.

In the last years, She has dedicated herself to experiment, and from there, URBAN VERTICAL, a new way of observing a painting. With this project She has achieved a 3D effect that is perceived through any optics, viewfinder or lens of any camera or mobile device.

She is also investigating in spaces, color and volumes and why not? with sculptures in metal, IRON / SCULPTURE, urban and moving.



She has  participated in numerous projects and exhibitions at a national and international level such as "The Venice Biennial 2015/2017" within the project "The Fall of the Rebel Angels" and the "Empire II" curated by Vanya Balogh. Recently I have won the prize “Premio Diputación Provincial de pintura Ciudad Real 2018. XXII  certamen internacional de pintura de Alcazar de san Juan.”, and exhibitions in Paris, Berlín, Madrid, Croatia, Córdoba, Sevilla, etc.

ART-TECHNOLOGY- Urban Vertical is a new artistic trend that combines a painted canvas and a camera. When creating elements with a different axis and observing them through a single eye, camera and / or mobile device, the observer is able to perceive the picture in 3D; so playing with the camera, the cars are recreated and it seems that you can get into the picture, move through its streets, turn in the corners and enter the tunnels. It is a way to be part of the picture, to observe it from within and know its interior. Everything happens to have a new dimension that is only perceived through the camera.





Wences Rambla (Castellón)

 

His career as a plastic artist and researcher is articulated in the sphere of Art, both from a theoretical perspective and from his praxis. Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Valencia. Professor of Aesthetics and Tª de las Artes at the Jaume I University of Castellón (Spain).

Academic of the Royal Academy of BB.AA. of San Carlos de Valencia. Member of the Board of Trustees of the BBAA Museum of Valencia. Member of AVCA. Author of 20 books and numerous art and design articles .

He has exhibited in 141 venues - either individually, or collectively - in numerous Spanish cities (Valencia, Castellón, Sagunto, Córdoba, Seville, Madrid, Santander, Malaga, Salamanca, Barcelona, ​​Vilassar de Mar, Marbella, Vigo, El Ferrol, Alicante, Guadalajara, Alcoy, Villarreal, Lleida, Bilbao, Oviedo, Burgos, León.…) and abroad, in cities such as Frankfurt (Germany); Bradford (England); Bogota Colombia); Monterrey and Mexico DF; Paris France); Ghent (Belgium); Santo Domingo (Dominican R.); Santiago de Cuba (Cuba); Poços de Calda (Brazil); Burzaco (Argentina); Santiago de Chile (Chile); Neiva, Huila (Colombia); Imola and Città di Campobasso (Italy).  



His work has been exhibited in various art galleries, museums and institutions: MACVAC, Vila-famés; Museu d'Art Contemporàni de Ibiza (I. Balearic Islands); Cultural Institution of Cantabria, Santander; Cartwright Hall Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford (England); National-Royal-Academy Calcography of BB.AA. from San Fernando, Madrid; Modern Graphic Art Museum, Giza / Cairo (Egypt); Artistic funds of the Generalitat Valenciana; Balaguer-Gonell Foundation, Port Authority and BBAA Museum of Castellón; Museum "Salvador Allende" Santiago de Chile; C. E. C. of the Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV (France); BBAA Museum “Claudio León Sempere”, Burzaco (Argentina); Contemporary Art Documentation Center-University of Valencia; Contemporary Art Fund-Polytechnic University of Valencia; Museu de l´Ebre, Tortosa (Tarragona); Martínez-Guerricabeitia Foundation, Valencia; Visual Arts Unit of the Autonomous University of St. Domingo; Royal Academy of BB.AA of San Carlos; The "hill of oblivion", art center, Landete (Cuenca); Artemisia Art & Tendències, Les Franqueses del Vallés (Barcelona) ..






2/11/21

El Huila Shined with "Artists Paint the Land of Promise"

 


By Manuel Tiberio Bermúdez

One of the most important eve nts that takes place in the Department of Huila is the one convened by the Government of Huila in conjunction with the "Olegario Rivera" Departmental Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Huila and that this time, with a splendid group art exhibition, pays tribute to one of the most important Colombian writers: José Eustasio Rivera, who was a native of that department.

1/11/21

Esta noche, Tierra de promision exposicion en el MACH de Neiva

Fidela Losada, Melba Perdomo Mosquera, Guillermo Martín Moreno y Alex Rivera, participantes de la exposición colectiva internacional Los artistas pintan la "Tierra de promisión" presentada en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Huila en Neiva - Colombia. 


Hay momentos que se vuelven trascendentales por lo especial de ellos. Eso fue lo que sucedió el 28 de octubre, en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Huila, cuando 90 artistas, entre nacionales e internacionales, estuvieron participando del homenaje que se rindió al autor de la novela “La Vorágine”, José Eustasio Rivera, quien con ella obtuvo el reconocimiento internacional.

16/7/21

CUBA AND OTHER ISLANDS AROUND THE WORLD

 According to Youtube Creators, with more than 24,000 views on the channel and 100% presence on the front page of GOOGLE for the search for "Cuba and Other Islands", Multi Task Alexandre Cuba, who has been writing since the age of 11, launched his first work in front of the band Cuba and Other Islands in 2018.


  Great-grandson of Davi Coutinho (RIP), important musician of the very traditional 7 DE SEPTEMBER Band from the city of São Romão MG, among many influences, with his grandfather, he lived and worked for more than 20 years in the journalistic and technological environment, accumulating knowledge and inspiration to compose , write and above all build a network of connections on major social networks and in the real world.

3/2/21

600 Art Works One Artistic Installation Arroyo Ceballos

Francisco Arroyo Ceballos, Spanish painter

600 Art Works, One Artistic Installation

The spanish artist Arroyo Ceballos is presenting a big project that will travel around some countries

The first exhibition will be in his city (Córdoba, Spain) and it will take place in the Ethnobotany Museum.

We hope that this project will be exhibited in Miami in 2022.

He is backed by more than 140 exhibitions in 21 countries, his work having been displayed in 30 museums and institutions of 11 nations, as well as several tributes and awards.

Paintings from Francisco Arroyo Ceballos

He last exhibited his work in our city at the Museum of the Americas in a collective exhibition, being the only Spanish artist chosen to do so.

[13:33, 2/2/2021] César Rincón: Since the early days of his career, Arroyo Ceballos has always borne in mind the importance of having a personal brand. He has always experimented and tried different materials with a singular and personal approach. 

First, he was fond of drawing and all of the variations of realism, but then he realized he was not on the right track, so he started to wander around the material universe. It is the innovator who must create his own line of work from forms and volumes, from different materials that give life to the concept that the artist itself wishes to show or identify in every piece.

He rejected being trained, being a proud self-taught artist. He even refused reading art or technique books in order to preserve his work unbiased. All the things mentioned …

[13:33, 2/2/2021] César Rincón: Both his pictorial and sculptural work are based on the compendium that is represented in the embodiment of his extraordinary mixed technique of oil painting in wood. Of course, everything focuses on the abstract, symbolic and even minimalist style that the artist prefers, even if he only approaches other works that belong to this style eventually.

Exposition

Arroyo outlines:  

“The plenitude of space and the meaning of forms reach their peak in the mind of the creator. If we add the firm obsession with realising “the work”, which everybody dreams of and few can really reach, we could say at least that we face a work based in the concept and that gathers formal figurative-symbolic elements. These are the elements that along with a solid technique and the different tonalities that shape his work.  Its key is simplicity; the soft transmission of a whole inside pureness, which consists in some basic lines and the use of a singular mixed technique that provides the wished relief and texture. An essential inclination to everything that minimalism consists of, considering the widest sense and meaning of the word”.

20/1/21

El arte contra la pandemia en Cancún

 

"La música en el tiempo", obra de la pintora colombiana Pilar Gómez, artista con sede en la ciudad de Bucaramanga. Pieza exclusiva para la exposición Renacimiento Pandémico en la ciudad de Cancún Mx.  



Oficina de Comunicaciones

 

El próximo 22 de enero el colectivo de Arte sin fronteras por la Paz realizará en Cancún México la Exposición internacional “Renacimiento pandémico”, muestra pictórica en físico en homenaje a quienes están luchando en la primera línea contra el flagelo del Covid-19.

 

 

Cesar Rincon director del Colectivo Arte sin fronteras por la paz dijo: “Estaremos en Cancún realizando esta exposición de arte con una amplia gama de artistas plásticos de amplia trayectoria internacional que van desde discapacitados, reinsertados al proceso de paz, incluso obras Ángel María Fernández, el pintor vivo más viejo de Colombia con 105 años de vida y en ejercicio pleno de su profesión. Esta muestra es un merecido homenaje a María Usuga, enfermera colombiana quien trabaja en la primera línea contra la pandemia en el Hospital Jackson de Miami Florida. Este sencillo pero simbólico reconocimiento es para la valiente y dedicada profesional, una mujer que ha sacrificado su familia, su salud y los mejores momentos de su vida por su comunidad, por su intermedio también rendimos tributo, admiración y respeto a miles de profesionales de la salud quienes arriesgan su vida en los distintos hospitales del mundo en busca de salvaguardar la salud de quienes no tienen consciencia de los riesgos que asumen al no respetar las normas de sanidad y distanciamiento social.” 

 

La exposición está organizada por My Secret, Centro Cultural Galería Bauprés y Arte sin Fronteras por la paz, lleva pinceladas de amor y esperanza, pero también un mensaje claro y contundente a la sociedad para implorar el respeto a las medidas de seguridad y distanciamiento social que se deben de seguir, para evitar la propagación del virus que está acabando con miles de vidas en el planeta.

 

El acto de inauguración se realizará de forma privada en Residencial Cumbres a la 7:00 pm, contando solo con la asistencia de artistas y periodistas y que no superara el número de diez personas; y por supuesto respetando cuidadosamente las normas de bioseguridad para evitar contagios innecesarios.

 

La directiva del evento ha dispuesto la divulgación de las obras participantes en la exposición mediante una exposición virtual que contará con el apoyo de Extensión cultural de la Universidad Surcolombiana.

 

La velada cultural en la que ya han confirmado artistas como Javier Bedoya, Milton Morales Grillo, Miguel Darío Polania Rodríguez, Sandra Balaguera, Mario Ayerbe González, Margarita Rosa Gómez Vélez, Roberto Londoño Uribe, Gabriel Nieto Nieto, Jefferson Zamudio Rojas, Guillermo Martín Moreno, Heliberto Ariza Guerra, Carlos Eduardo Pérez Adame, Oswaldo Ayala, Amaury José Mercado Peña, Milady Dau, Melba Perdomo, Reinaldo Tamayo Vargas, Carlos Naranjo, Abiezer Agudelo Ballesteros, Cesar Augusto Rincon Gonzalez, Fernando Bermúdez Ardila, María Claudia Termes Velásquez, Mauricio Zequeda, Mauricio Mayorga Zamora, Walter Arrubla, Ahimelec Lara Díaz, Pilar Gómez, Diana Francia, Jorge Torres Blanco, Hernán Lopera, Gina González,  Betty Younes, Juan Guillermo Restrepo Restrepo (fotógrafo), Efraín Arrieta Consuegra, Francisco Arroyo Ceballos de España, Denis Núñez Rodríguez de Cuba, Alan Vázquez, Julieta Ortega, Ernesto Rios Rocha, Sandra María Pérez León, Ivonne Torres, Dory Perdomo, Fausto Ortega, Melina Jiménez , Iliana Martínez, Verónica Padilla, de México, Miriam Kruisheer de Holanda, Felipe Drago, Antonella Auda, Monroe, Josefina Suarez de Chile, Adrián Preciado, Mari Menez y Olaff Crown de Venezuela entre otros importantes creadores.

5/1/21

Aferrados al arte para superar la pandemia


Reconocimientos a la gestión cultural por parte de la secretaria de cultura

En estos tiempos se habla en forma reiterada de resiliencia, de reinventarse, estas palabras son tendencia en todas partes, el primer término es la capacidad de surgir a pesar de las calamidades, de las adversidades, mientras que la segunda es buscar alternativas, generar ideas creativas, en todo caso las dos invitan a levantarse, a proseguir en la lucha, a tomar el timón y seguir el viaje, sin mirar atrás.  Precisamente el arte dice presente a estos retos, se asumen riesgos para cumplir con nuestro compromiso con el arte, es algo que surge de las entrañas,  esa pasión que siempre nos embarga. 

 

25/9/20

Sandra Balaguera´s Art

 


Sandra Balaguera is an architect and a self-taught painter, born in Neiva-Huila, Colombia.

By profession an architect, she began to explore the field of visual arts in 2018, focusing her work on landscaping, a topic that has characterized her so far, making this area her most recurrent form of expression through the use of different techniques such as canvas, paper and jute with the application of acrylic techniques in the first place.

31/8/20

The Cultural Organization Brazil - Latin America - OCBAL delivers awards

 

The Brazil-Latin America Cultural Organization—OCBAL

The Brazil-Latin America Cultural Organization—OCBAL—with headquarters in the city of San Paolo, has recognized in an integral manner the artistic and humanitarian work of visual artists of several nationalities.

15/8/20

Meet Ana K and her new musical projects

 

Ana K has every reason to be EVERYTHING for everyone. She is light and sensual at the same time. She has a charming voice, a unique style and charm that effortlessly reaches your senses. She started in music at the age of ten, in one of the parades produced by her mother Rita Kühnbach, and with a very musical family, Ana K had and is referenced by many music icons ranging from Tim Maia to Rihanna.

Antonio Antolini plans a surprise for the people of NYC MANHATTAN in 2021


The Italian/braziliam writer and lawyer Antonio Antolini, author of the books “A Carta da Vitória do Espírito Santo” and “O Evangelho nada secreto de Antonio” - both still without English translation,  among others, plans to launch part of his literary work in the United States of America in 2021, if the pandemic is under control.

6/8/20

Naïve art by Gabriel Nieto Nieto

Gabriel Nieto Nieto, recognition for his work and artistic career as a professional painter of primitive art landscapes. In the company of the Mexican Ernesto Ríos and the Colombian Mauricio Mayorga Zamora, plastic artists.


Gabriel Nieto Nieto Colombian landscape painter specialized in Naif art. He was born on April 6, 1960, in the city of Ibagué Tolima Colombia, currently he lives and works in Neiva Huila where he actively participates in cultural events and teaches painting.

5/8/20

Announcing the Third Festival of Art without Borders for Peace


The Board of Directors of Art Without Borders for Peace invites you to participate in the Third International Festival of Art without Borders for Peace to open on October 14, 2020.

4/8/20

Maria Florencia Zambecchi


María Florencia Zambecchi 37 years old, (Neuquén, Argentina) She is a Graphic and Plastic Artistic Designer.  It has a wide style, with varied techniques, it likes experimentation.  Leaning mostly on the use of oils in his latest works.  Also acrylics and mixed materials.  She trained in the arts as a child studying the career of Prof. of Artistic Drawing and Painting (from the academy, Conté Grand Arg., With Claudia Franco and Gisela Boneti).  But then she dedicated most of her career to Graphic Design directing her own studio / workshop, as a professional and also as a professor at the University of Flores de Bs As (Comahue headquarters).  In recent years he has been focusing with greater dedication to his true passion, painting.  A participation in a small format contest, a national level located in Santa Fe, specifically leaving the jury.  On the other hand to the collective exhibitions of Neuquén Cap.  And at design and art fairs in Barcelona, ​​Spain.  He currently lives between Spain and Italy, they have their arts in those countries.




María Florencia Zambecchi 1983, Neuquén, Argentina. Diseñadora Gráfica y Artista plástica. Su obra tiene un estilo amplio, gusta de la constante experimentación donde usa técnicas variadas inclinándose principalmente por el uso de óleos en sus últimos trabajos.
Se formó en las artes de pequeña estudiando la carrera de profesor de Dibujo Artístico y Pintura (de la académia, Conté Grand Arg., con Claudia Franco y Gisela Boneti). Pero luego dedicó la mayor parte de su carrera al Diseño Gráfico dirigiendo su propio estudio/taller, como profesional y también como profesora en la Universidad de Flores de Bs As (sede Comahue). En los últimos años está enfocándose con mayor dedicación a su verdadera pasión; la pintura.
Ha participado en concurso de pequeño formato, a nivel nacional situado en Santa Fe, obteniendo mención especial del jurado. Además, ha participado en exposiciones colectivas en la ciudad de Neuquén, en diversas ferias de diseño y arte de Barcelona, España. Actualmente vive entre España e Italia, desarrollando y participando con su arte por aquellos países.

25/7/20

Sayder SDR, music and solidarity of Brazil

 Sayder SDR, brazilian singer and humanitarian activist


Carlos Souza, known artistically as “Sayder SDR,” was born in Ribeirāo Pires in the state of São Paulo Brasil, the son of Nilo and Claudia Sousa. He is a singer, composer, music producer and humanitarian activist living in São Paulo. His grew up in a family of singers and musicians in Mauá, a city in Gran ABC SP, where his uncles from São Paulo often accompanied them during bohemian nights.

23/7/20

Mauricio Mayorga, "Art as a factor of change in society"

Environmental activist and artist



By William Richard Muenzer 


I cannot imagine how our days would be in this confinement due to the pandemic, without art in all its manifestations to distract us, accompany us, take us by the hand and show us a sensible world, a world beyond our solitude and our thoughts? Music, books, photography, videos, movies, memes, messages, will allow us to understand the above question.

 If we go back to prehistory, cave paintings can be considered as the great writings and great masterpieces of that time, the main legacy that allows us to understand the dialectic in the history of humanity and describe it, as it was presumed, extrapolating the information that appears from our reading and understanding of it.

In this context, the role of art at this time, takes on greater importance and a more transcendental role when one or many works are developed through a concept, creating greater satisfaction for the artist, more forceful works and effective communication directed towards the public.

The degree of identification of the artist, then, with the message that he wishes to transmit with his work, empowers him and if his personality and the theme warrant it, he becomes an activist in relation to the theme that he loves, his muse and the means of expressing himself: Peace, environment, nature, water, animals, etc.

Having said that we find that the role of art in relation to the problems that the artist focuses on is increasing. In the specific case of Mauricio Mayorga Zamora, his love for the sea and the peace that it transmits, leads him to look at the garbage that contaminates it and projects the negative footprint, galloping on the face of the earth, the fauna, the flora, the environment and the global scenario.

He learned from his indigenous older brothers from Colombia, tribes such as (the Arhuacos, Muiscas, and Guambianos) and from Peru and Bolivia (the Quechuas and the Aymaras) that the well-being of the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) is closely related to the respect for nature and the environment and so around the year 2000 Mauricio decided to gradually focus his actions and works to spread this philosophy. Consequently, his art and efforts are linked to initiatives focused on nature, the environment, the well-being of the seas, and the peace as a life objective, creating international alliances to work together, which is why he was invited to participate in the exhibition called Mother Nature organized by Jesno Rengi curator of the art4you gallery in Dubai.

Colombia was designated by the UN as the host country for the World Environment Day Celebration, on June 5, 2020, and "art4you gallery" selected Mauricio, to represent Colombia, having learned of his work and management worldwide regarding the garbage pandemic and the toxic plastic islands, which was a good match to the theme of their exhibition.

As a conceptual artist Mauricio focuses his work on the sea, the garbage that contaminates it and his relationship with peace, with different artistic techniques which lead the observer to evaluate his footprint on the planet, making him participate in collective interventions of which he is a benchmark, as well as the performer (Relational art).

His work has previously been exhibited on more than 200 stages in 30 countries, mostly at official events in Celebration of World Earth Day EDN, World Water Day WWD and World Ocean Day WOD. He has had the endorsement of the Colombian diplomatic corps in the exhibitions of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Venezuela, the United States, Peru, Bolivia, Panama, Italy, and France. 

Mauricio has also participated in International events such as: 2019 XIX Congreso Internacional Gestión Residuos Perspectivas Ambientales, (International Residues Management Congress), 2012 Universidad Gran Colombia, ECCI. II Seminario Internacional en Biodiversidad, 2012   Jardín Botánico de Bogotá: Encuentro Distrital, análisis de la implementación de las políticas de educación ambiental. In Museums : 2017  Museo Histórico, Centro de Memoria y reconciliación, Celebración del Día Mundial de Naciones Unidas.  Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Huila, Neiva, Festival Internacional de Arte sin fronteras por la paz en Colombia; 2017    Museo San Juan de Nepomuseno Santa Marta; Museo Naval de Coveñas; Museo Nacional de Colombia; Museo de arte contemporáneo de Bogotá, just to name a few.

As a spokesperson for children from different countries, he leads the initiative that if recycling is taught from the moment all children on the planet enter school, the main cause of this toxic pandemic will be attacked at its roots and in about 10 years the problem would be minimized, which is why he was invited to make a presentation in 2011 at a world event at the United Nations central building in NYC. In 2017, he was appointed Allied Spokesperson of the United Nations Information Center in Bogotá and thus obtained the endorsement of UNESCO, having been appointed by the Colombian Ocean Commission (head of the Vice Presidency of the Republic of Colombia) to lead International level activities in celebration of the WOD. Some 200 events were visited by about 120,000 people.

Presently he has put forward this initiative to be adopted by Rotary clubs around the world. This is a widely spread, immediate, and low-cost action that as he estimates will change the history of humanity related to the environment.

In order to strengthen ties with art4u, Mauricio has extended them an invitation  to participate in the Virtual Cambass Museum exhibition, where he acted as a strategical ally and ideologue of this initiative until its inauguration on  July 20, 2020, opening doors of alliances with groups of artists, environmentalists and pacifists from Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the United States, with whom Mauricio has been working: In Colombia Arte sin fronteras por la paz y Bogocine; in Brazil journalist Antonio Márquez, in  Argentina Premio Nevado Solidario, in México Organización Mundial de artistas integrados y Centro Cultural Baupres, and in the United States La Locura del Plástico.


The transcendental message that Mauricio leaves us as his most important legacy, is his peaceful approach to a global problem such as the environmental chaos which reigns in the world now, and that by utilizing art or any means at our disposal we engage ourselves and participate in a more aggressive and active way so to find solutions that are indeed long overdue. 


21/7/20

Dory Perdomo, the simplicity of a woman and the complexity of her art



By César Rincón
Dory Perdomo is a visual artist and Colombian-Mexican chemical engineer who has been forged with tenacity. Living with her family in Mazatlán and with a nearly thirty-year career in the art world, Maestra Perdomo has defined a singular style that characterizes her abstract art, which has been exhibited and praised in over twenty countries.

Dianne Hofner Saphiere, an American Attracted by Nature


Dianne Hofner Saphiere
Dianne Hofner Saphiere 

*By Guillermo Martín Moreno
Dianne Hofner Saphiere, an experienced and talented US American photographer with almost 50 years of experience, has been able to capture natural beauty through her photographic camera during her travels as have few other artists.

Interview with Dianne Hofner Saphiere

Dianne Hofner Saphiere
Dianne Hofner Saphiere 


Dianne Hofner Saphiere was born and grew up in a southern Wisconsin farming area between Chicago and Milwaukee. She lived a major portion of her life in Japan, a country she adores and where she absorbed its culture and philosophy. She now resides in Mazatlán, a beautiful city in the Pacific Northwest of Mexico, where she is a photographer and promoter of social and cultural causes, among other activities.

Biography of the painter Guillermo Martín Moreno

Guillermo Martín Moreno during the opening of the "International mosaic of arts without borders for peace", Southcolombian University in the city of Neiva Huila


Guillermo Martín Moreno, whose pseudonym is “MEMO”, is a visual artist born in Gachetá, a town belonging to Cundinamarca, Colombia.
His artistical formation was developed in Neiva, a city from Huila where he is also located and has been for the last 15 years. During this time, he has been working on a vocational project focused in cultural promotion and artistical education. 

19/7/20

Great launch of VR CAMBASS Museum this July 20



With an exhibition of important artists from more than 25 countries, it will be the great launch of VR CAMBASS Museum this July 20.

How to explore the art and cultural heritage of Europe from home in a time of pandemic



With Covid 19, a large number of people is currently teleworking, confined to their homes for who knows how long?

The Spanish Artist Arroyo Ceballos will exhibit his artwork in Miami


Arroyo Ceballos will exhibit his artwork in Miami

He is backed by more than 140 exhibitions in 21 countries, his work having been displayed in 30 museums and institutions of 11 nations, as well as several homages and awards.

"Tierra de promisión" exposicion en Neiva Colombia

  Se presenta la exposición colectiva itinerante “ Los Artistas del Huila pintan Tierra de promisión ” en Neiva, donde los creadores selecci...