Flashes from Colombia - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Colombia
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Alberto Rincón Cárdenas, Maria Laura Mascelloni, Carlos Uribe
Chronicle and poetry, past and present. The culture of Colombia and its troubled history, imbued with spirituality and energy, is reflected and brought to life in this collection that gathers the works of 210 artists, masters of colour and young emerging talents, from a land where magic and reality often meet, as in the masterpieces of the Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez. The variety of subjects, styles and techniques makes this an extraordinary collection, unified by an inspiration that exalts the colours of nature and the tropics, recalls the indigenous past, retrieves the ingenious games of geometric abstraction and creates a new Creole expressionism or a new local Pop Art. Art for everyone, art that strikes like lightning.
Flashes from Colombia. Contemporary Artists from Colombia is an Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. In Imago Mundi, each country is represented by the works of established artists and new talents, commissioned with the maximum freedom of expression, whose only constraint is the 10x12 cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project