Jerry Saltz pens a piece in NY Mag this week trumpeting the return of the TriBeCa art scene, as a range of galleries open in the neighborhood. “Against all odds, can New York have a good art neighborhood with a walkable density of galleries?” He asks. “Galleries with wooden floors, flaws, and funny footprints, which are more like where artists actually make art than all those perfect, concrete-floored slick showrooms?”
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Fernando Botero (born April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian neo-figurative artist, self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1959.
Abu Ghraib 50, 2005-image via www.hwaethwugu.com
[image via rawartint.wordpress.com]
Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org
Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk
He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking. This being said, his works are informed by a Colombian upbringing and social commentary is woven throughout his work.
[Bio via Wikipedia Entry]
More info about the artist coming soon.
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