The contemporary art world has its share of wire-rimmed sourpuss critics; in this article Vivana Palacio shares a peek into the world of Colombian artist Esteban Garcia who invites the critics to let their hair down and have some fun.
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Carma Cobra just launched a mural reinterpretation of an old urban legend in Cali Colombia. Captured in the video below it is about an alligator that inhabited a local pond and had a propensity for eating the ducks and pets of the people who lived nearby. Carma Cobra is made up of three Colombian illustrators with three different graphic styles [...]
365 drawings in 365 days, that was the goal of Medellin based painter Manuela Betancourt whose collection is now on display at the Chamber of Commerce in Poblado, Medellín. Betancourt’s elegantly austere images are generally composed of ink and pastel, presented in a very minimalist vein for she has won acclaim in Colombia. Her collection entitled 365 días/365 dibujos is [...]
It was a Saturday night within a stone’s throw of Medellin’s zona rosa and a crowd of people were gathering for the launch of the new Silva/Moreno photography studio. Indie rock tunes were blasting courtesy of Mr. Bleat while hipsters both young and old took shots and giggled over photo props. The idea was a party where guests left with their [...]
Photos and text by Justin Bonsey The roots of modern graffiti can be traced to the late 60s and early 70s, when artists such as Cornbread, Cool Earl, TAKI 183 and Stay High 149 were leaving their marks on the subway trains, buses and walls in Philadelphia and New York. Known as “bombs” or “tags”, these singularly urban works grew [...]
Text and photos by Andres Felipe Gamboa This year’s 2011 4jos event (short for Cuatro Ojos or Four Eyes) gave the world a unique look at the underground urban art coming out of Medellin, Colombia.
By vivi palacio. Photos by Federico Uribe The concept of recycling usually refers to the breaking down of used items into raw materials, using those materials to make new items. The corollary concept of reuse, meanwhile, includes both reusing an item in its original function as well as new-life reuse in which it is applied to brand new utilities. According [...]