Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

MAESTROS


1st Floor Gallery

December 1 - January 19, 2019

 

With this annual exhibition, Galería El Museo pays homage to Colombian and Ibero-American artists that have defined the paradigms for the creation and development of art on the continent as representatives and protagonists of plastic arts, and whose works continue to be a reference for new generations.

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Alejandro OBREGÓN


2nd Floor Gallery

December 1 - January 19, 2019

 

Alejandro Obregón, son of a Spanish mother and Colombian father, was born in Barcelona in 1920, where he lived until the age of six, when he moved with his family to Barranquilla. After living in England, Spain, and the United States, he returned to Colombia in 1936 to work in the family textile factory in Barranquilla and then as a lorry driver in the Catatumbo Region. It was then that he decided to study painting and travelled to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Here he painted Winter in Boston (1936), a work that already evidenced the influence of the European avant-garde. From 1940 to 1944 he returned to his native Barcelona as the vice-consul of Colombia. In 1944 he moved to Bogota, the same year in which he participated in the Fifth National Salon of Artists. It was then, and during the following decade, that his work was made up predominantly of still lives such as Still Life of a Skull (1945), Three Glasses (1953) and Marine Fruit (1955), without forgetting the most avant-garde landscapes (Landscape, ca. 1945) that had strong and decisive brush strokes. Breaking with the fashion of traditional representation, Obregón shifted the way of thinking about painting among national artists and opened the way towards modernist painting.

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Freda SARGENT


Espacio Proyectos

Diciembre 1 a Enero 19 de 2019

 

Alejada de las vanguardias y de la crítica de la época, Freda Sargent (Londres, 1928) desarrolló un lenguaje propio que se debate entre lo figurativo y lo abstracto. Inspirada en la literatura y en la poesía, la artista explora problemáticas relacionadas con la pintura como lo son la composición, la luz y el color. Igualmente, se interesa por buscar referentes dentro del paisaje, el retrato, los bodegones, las atmósferas y la historia que la rodea desde hace muchos años en Colombia.

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