Popular Art in Colombia is Premiered in Gallery

Popular art of the people is the title of this documentary that testifies to how popular art works, strengthens and reinterprets tradition, beliefs, memory, identity, territory and culture. relationship of empirical artists with their cultural, social and natural environments.

In addition, it will offer testimonies and experiences of these creators from their workshops and their workplaces in different regions of the country and from different socio-cultural contexts, highlighting the materials with which they experiment, the techniques they have inherited and learned; as well as his innovative proposals in his artistic production.

The show will air on October 29 at 9 p.m. by Signal Colombia. It will have the participation of 18 artists, who will also contribute points of view on the public space, the city and their experience in painting, sculpture, mosaics, among others. They have been part of the Salon Bat Colombia.

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“We are very happy to continue developing audiovisual content with RTVC Signal Colombia, with the support of the Ministry of Culture. Popular art is the reflection of what Colombia is, an amalgamation of regional identities, a country of very different regions, with invaluable diversity.

At the BAT Colombia Foundation, we have been working for art and popular culture in Colombia for 20 years, making visible the talent of self-taught artists, empirical artists ”, emphasizes Ana María Delgado, manager of the entity.

‘Popular Art, the art of the people’ was directed by Álvaro Durán and has the support of creators such as Hernando Zambrano, who works with wood in a workshop that has been in Pasto since 1940; Flor Estela Sierra, learned to carve stone from a very young age and was encouraged to take it up again after many years.

Together with César Augusto Ortiz, he says that seeing a double rainbow in the Eastern Plains led him to experiment with the technique of superimposing translucent planes.

Just like Nhora González, she is attracted by the human need to create “a supreme being” that helps and accompanies. She makes artistic compositions that are inspired by the popular, that is why she creates her works from popular everyday materials, and objects such as divine children and superheroes that she finds walking through the city. It vindicates the popular and diverse beliefs.

Like Jaime Gutiérrez, she works with collage, lighting and a semi-transparent glass with which she generates an optical effect to create virtual images. He tells how experimentation led him to create his work of photographic drawers.

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