Monthly Archives: August 2011

Through the Eyes of Colombian Art


Untiltled by Nadine Ospina

18 August – 16 September

The art of our ancestors has always been tied to the myths, rituals and legends, as represented in elements: air, fire, water, mother earth, the moon sun and animals. It represents the power of creation, motherhood, life and death of this kingdom through to the cosmology of each culture. Always rescuing its roots, beliefs, and expressing them with graphics, colours and sculptural forms that are close to the magic of the spirits of life and death.
Sylvia Rendon, the curator, says: “As a Curator, this will be my first major show in Europe; I will showcase the most talented, exciting and highly regarded Colombian artists that will bring to life the essence of true Colombian art. Visitors will absorb the work that they see before them and have their hearts opened, minds awakened and their eyes focused onto a world that embraces vibrant colour, rich diversity and unbroken passion”. The idea to bring all these fine artists together to jointly showcase their powerful mastery of their chosen medium that has taken over 30 years to perfect. I can think of no better place than London, a place where diversity, understanding and compassion form an integral part of this country’s heart. A Heart that Colombia also wishes to share with the world. I believe this exhibition can strike a chord with people who share a common interest in conservationist ideologies and ethics”