Biography

1960

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, on May 16, 1960, son of lawyer Nadín Ospina and Lucy Valbuena. He studied at the Jesuit school San Bartolomé de la Merced, where he acquired a rigorous education and a social and political conscience focused on the problems of the people of Latin America.

1977

Influenced by his family and driven by his interest in humanism and science, he studies medicine at the Javeriana University in Bogota, where he approaches a cosmogonic vision of man and marvels at the human body and its artistic representation, but becomes disenchanted when confronted with the reality of medical practice at the time and decides to unenroll.

1979

He studies plastic arts at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota. With an intellectual curiosity that is not satisfied with the conventional, he turns his life into a creative experience of permanent discovery. He meets and becomes friends with his teachers: Miguel Angel Rojas, German Linares, Momo del Villar and Luis Hernando Giraldo who push him towards a future of personal search against the conventionally established at that time.

1980

He is a student of Beatriz Gonzalez at the School of Guides of the Museum of Modern Art,sharing with Doris Salcedo, José Alejandro Restrepo and Carolina Ponce, among others, in a study group where art history is discussed, texts are read, research is done and anecdotes are shared. 

1981

He lives here his first paradox of which his life is full: considering that he did not meet the traditional aesthetic standards, and about to finish his training, the dean of his Faculty invites him to retire for his "lack of talent" and to "devote himself to something else in life", "do your parents a favor", phrases that leave him devastated, with such good fortune that days later he is chosen by the curator Alberto Sierra for the First Arturo and Rebeca Rabinovich Salon,an event created with the support of the Museum of Modern Art of Medellin, for the promotion and the diffusion of young, university and contemporary art. He wins an honorable mention." This circumstance saved my artistic career and even my life",in Nadín's words.

1982- 1984

He is selected by the curator Eduardo Serrano to participate in the  VIII Salón Atenas of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá. Event that introduces relevant figures for the Colombian contemporary plastic art such as Miguel Ángel Rojas, Antonio Caro, and Nadín himself, among others.

He produces the “Movimientos” (Movements ) series: "Repeated but independent objects to form works in which the final arrangement, the insistence and the chromatic richness collaborate to introduce us into an innocent and poetic world" writes Eduardo Serrano.

"Juegos en el campanario" (Games at the bell tower), this series, marks a definitive path in terms of the simultaneous use of techniques and procedures (painting and sculpture) as well as the appropriation of the museum space.

In 1984 he met his wife Mirella Cabrera, with whom he lived for 30 years until her death in 2014.

1985-1987

Holds his first institutional solo exhibition: "Collages" at La Casa de la Moneda in the space Nuevos Nombres in Bogota. A program focused on promoting and promoting the work of emerging artists. Curated by Carolina Ponce de León.

He develops a particular fondness for collecting diverse types of objects including contemporary art, pre-Columbian pieces, toys and popular crafts.

A year later, he is included in the anthological exhibition Cien años de Arte Colombiano, held at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota on the occasion of the launching of the book Cien Años de Arte Colombiano 1886-1986 written by Eduardo Serrano. Nadín participates as one of the youngest artists of the moment.

With his work:"San Sebastián" (Homage to Mishima), he is invited in 1986 for the first time by the Colombian Institute of Culture to the XXX Salón Anual de Artistas Colombianos,a contest in which he participates uninterruptedly until 1996, Referring to the works of this period, historian Germán Rubiano argues:"his works can be seen as paintings with unconventional supports -made paintings- in most cases, sprinkled with many colors on a monochromatic base-or as sculptures made with canvases and wires, with papier maché and, in recent years with polyester resin, whose surfaces appear coated with bright colors, splashed and dripped".

He develops new techniques in the field of sculpture, creating installations that appropriate the museum space with independent volumetric elements of rich color. With this series he takes a step from abstraction to figuration, which he never abandons in the course of his career.

1988

Wins the Francisco de Paula Santander Scholarship, from the Colombian Institute of Culture. Award that allows him to work for 2 years to produce the work "Los Estrategas" (The Strategists). Installation of 150 tapirs in polyester resin. Eduardo Serrano writes: "his works have a certain air of piñata, nativity scene or carnival, leading the viewer to a state of mind - between consciousness and innocence, the transcendental and the festive - in which his ideas operate more effectively".

Participates in the Iª Bienal de Arte de Bogotá del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, with the series "Amazonía": Three-dimensional painted pieces executed in polyester resin, representing animals of the American and Colombian fauna with a totemic sense. A search for cultural identity and symbolism associated with pre-Columbian cultures.

He participates in the exhibition Doce Mundos Colombianos, at the Grand Palais in Paris and at the Babstadt Castle in Germany curated by Adrian Torre

1989

Wins Second Prize in the "Concurso de Arte Ciudad Salitre Bogotá", as a result in the public space of a business center in Bogota is installed in the work "Príncipes" (Princes), eight bronze deers that run through the architectural space.

Represents Colombia in 1989 at the XX Bienal Internacional de Sao Pablo with the series "Amazonía".

1990 The collection of the Bass Museum of Miami acquires his work "Los pensadores" (The thinkers). 1989. Acrylic and mineral pigment on canvas, polyester resin and motors. 150 x 60 x 60 cm.

1990

Finishes the work "Los Estrategas"(The Strategists). John Stinger, curator of the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Pert, acquires it for the collection. Fortunate coincidence: the first work of art sold and the birth of his daughter Mariana.

In the "Santuario" (Sanctuary) series of 1991, the artist introduces the use of cobalt blue as the color of dreams, of the sacred, of the ultraterrestrial, of the mystical, of delirium. Carmen María Jaramillo comments in "Arte" magazine on the exhibition held at the Galería Arte 19 by Carlos Alberto González: "Upon entering the gallery, we find few works, arranged by the sculptor in a sober and ascetic manner. The use of colors such as black and blue in a vibrant and deep tonality, an organized and symmetrical arrangement and the figurative mood of the pieces, achieve that atmosphere where the magical and the sacred coexist. In the works there is a fusion of images belonging to different cultures located throughout history, in which East and West, civilization and barbarism converge".

1992 Is invited to the exhibition "De Bogotá a Caracas" (From Bogotá to Caracas) at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, where he participates with the piece "Árbol de la Esperanza" from the series "Amazonía". The work became part of the Museum's collection.

He is invited to make a work in situ at the "Encountering the Others" event in Kassel, Germany, an exhibition parallel to Documenta. There he lives the first and definitive contact with international art, the confrontation with the great figures of international art and the experience of seeing installations such as those of Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman and Anish Kapoor, opened even more for Nadín his spatial world.

A fond collector of pre-Columbian art, very popular at the time, he got his hands on a ceramic representing a shaman of the Hama-Cocaque culture of Ecuador, Nadín learned from expert friends that the piece was a fake. Alvaro Medina refers to this circumstance: "The disappointment he felt when he discovered that he had been deceived, with forgeries, led him to ask himself what value they might have. That value, he quickly discovered, could depend on him, on the use he wanted to make of them". He began to think about the world of forgery, an idea that connects with the theme of simulation in the work of art. With these reflections, he decided to make replicas of pieces from pre-Hispanic cultures.

Carolina Ponce de León writes in the magazine Poliéster of Mexico: "He wins the prize of the XXXIV Salón Nacional de artistas colombianos, the most important contest in Colombia, with a work entitled: "In paritibus infidelium" (In lands of infidels) that recreates a museum installation of "pre-Columbian" objects imagined with new "ancient" forms, manufactured by contemporary indigenous people and set with painted jungle walls and cicada noises...".

The jury for the event consisted of Luis Camnitzer, Gloria Delgado, Diego Mazuera, Ivonne Pinni and Edward Sullivan.

1993

He develops the idea of "falsification", comes into contact with ceramists from different regions of Colombia and produces works with his own ideas, no longer simple reproductions. The first work of this new series is "Los Críticos" (The Critics): a Bart Simpson and a Buddha produced in the Tairona ceramic style. From this moment on, he makes a radical decision in his career and delegates the physical production of the work to specialized craftsmen. In the artist's words: "A fundamental factor of refiguration is to meticulously copy with a purpose of "deception" the original subjected to the exercise of appropriation, just as art forgers do"

Through a pre-Columbian merchant, he managed to get in contact with the forgers and with them he made the first piece in stone in the style of the statuary of the culture of San Agustín: "Crítico Extático" (Ecstatic Critic).

With his wife Mirella he travels for long periods of time to San Agustín, a region of Huila, a department in southern Colombia where the largest complex of pre-Columbian lithic statuary and one of the largest necropolises in the Americas is located. There he finds the connection with the pre-Columbian world that is the foundation of his work and the stone carving artisans who preserve the tradition of the ancestral craft, with whom he works.

In 1993, he held the exhibitions "Fausto" and "Bizarros & Críticos" at the Arte 19 gallery in Bogota. Two fundamental stagings for his work and an obligatory reference in Colombian and Latin American art.

In the exhibition "Fausto" Nadín acquires a gigantic painting by the artist Carlos Salas, a work that he breaks into fragments and exhibits as his own in the midst of a staging that involves sounds of applause and changing lights, highlighting the "end of authorship" and affirming the resource of appropriation.

In "Bizarros & Críticos" he presents for the first time a group of works based on the production of pieces with pre-Columbian techniques and popular contemporary images. This is the beginning of the series "el Gran Sueño Americano" (The Great American Dream). Art historian and critic Javier Gil writes: "The artificial figures, elaborated with the greatest technical precision, reveal the fissures, cracks and discolorations that time imprints on ancient objects. In such virtue the exhibition produces the strangeness of what is and is not at the same time, of the serious and ironic, of the real and the simulated".

In the Mexican magazine POLIESTER of December 1995, dedicated to the change in the production methods in contemporary art, Carolina Ponce de León writes: "The resource of appropriation became a fundamental piece of gear in the work of Nadín Ospina".

Guest of the Salón Pirelli, at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, the only event of its kind in Venezuela that exhibits the work of artists who approach contemporary languages. Participates with Alexander Apóstol, Fernando Arias and Pablo Van Wong among others.

1994-1996

He participates with "Bizarros y Críticos" in the 5ª bienal de la Habana, a space-specific intervention at the Bolivar House in old Havana.

Javier Gil points out in his essay La Simulación de Nadín y Simpson: "In any case, the serial reproduction of Simpson men, beyond the smile that awakens its allusion to the critics, is an object that reveals the deterritorializations of contemporary culture. This figure synthesizes the unique product with industrial production, the original with the massive, the sacred with the everyday, the past and the present, the popular and the elitist, the fleeting with the permanent. It merges the most radically different, making explicit their unexpected proximities, we could almost say that the pre-Columbian Simpson becomes a happily mocking and playful symbol of many of today's cultural displacements".

He teaches at the faculty of arts at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and at the Universidad of the Andes in Bogota, creation workshops in which he allows and encourages each student to work on their own processes.

He began his international career when the German collector of international art Peter Ludwig, sponsor of the la Bienal de la Habana, made a selection of works by artists to be exhibited at the Ludwig Forum Museum in Aachen. Apparently the packaging that was to be used in the packing of his work was left behind in Cuba, the ceramic and stone pieces were severely damaged and broken when they arrived at their destination. Even so, the collector decided to restore the entire work and acquire it, creating a permanent exhibition space in this museum. Nadín lives then another paradox: A dramatic moment that seems a failure becomes the door to international promotion.

He participates in the artistic exchange Colombia-Mexico: "Por mi raza hablará el espíritu" in Mexico City, a trip that expands the possibilities of plastic production, there he gets in contact with artisans of pre-Columbian pieces, and makes in polyester resin an extensive series exhibited at the Museo del Chopo of the UNAM, under the direction of Lourdes Monge and the curatorship of Rosalba Garza and Paloma Porraz. The exhibition is shown the following year at the Luis Ángel Arango Library in Bogotá.

1997

Wins the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in New York. His project is to tour Latin America and visit the archaeological sites of the area: Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and Costa Rica to make pieces in each of these places with local artisans.

In 1999 he exhibited this work at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá in the show: "Viaje al fondo de la tierra" (Journey to the bottom of the earth). This way the repertoire of pre-Columbian models and its consequent crossbreeding, expanded to the multiple iconography of the diverse pre-Columbian cultures of America.

As a final part of the project, the artist hires a group of painters to execute a series of images in the manner of scientific travelers. From this work emerge the "Bodegones Coloniales" (Colonial Still Lifes ) based on Zurbarán's painting and "Instinto Caribe" (Caribbean Instinct ) a parody of the Renaissance portrait based on the image of a Tairona dignitary taken from a pre-Columbian ocarina.

From this moment on, he participates in international art auctions such as Christie's and Sotheby's.

Selected for the Luis Caballero Award of the Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo de Bogotá, he presents the work "Estrellas de Piedra" (Stone Stars), a curatorial simulation in which he involves works by anonymous artists and the public in a work of a processual nature. Through a series of advertisements in the press inviting unrecognized artists to send their works to a postal mailing, Nadín receives them and has them enlarged to a larger format by a hired professional painter, who is in the exhibition executing them.

A critical parody that puts into practice the great post-modern debate on the crisis of authorship and reaffirms the operation of delegation of execution already introduced by the artist in his previous works.

1998

At the Medellín City Art Festival, an event sponsored by the Museo de Antioquia, Museo de Arte Moderno, the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and the Universidad de Antioquia, exhibits a piece based on the pre-Columbian altarpieces of the Quimbaya culture transferred to a format of gigantic dimensions, 8 meters high, with the characteristic of its portability as an inflatable piece, hence its name "El Paseante" (The Wanderer). Piece that travels to the Havana Biennial, the Venice Biennial, the Museum of Ethnography in Leiden and the Museum of the Americas in Denver.

He participates in the exhibition Trasatlántico, at the Centro Atlántico de Arte in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and in "Mouse: An American Icon, an exhibition at the Alternative Museum in New York."

Double Trouble, an exhibition from Tom Patchett's collection of nearly 300 works, is exhibit at the Auditorio de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela, with the support of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California. Nadín participates with the work "Pieza arcaica", previously exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.

1999 -2002

7ª Bienal de la Habana. “El Paseante” (The Wanderer)

5e Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Lyon. “El Gran Sueño Americano” (The Great American Dream.)

Curator: Jean-Hubert Martin.

39ª Bienal de Venecia. “Paseante y Expansionistas” (The Wanderer and Expansionists)

The Parisian gallery owner Enrico Navarra invites him to the traveling exhibition L'art à la plage . Exhibiting in Saint Tropez, Cannes, Ramatuelle and Tahiti. The exhibition includes artists such as Marina Abramovic, Robert Indiana and Niki de Saint Phalle.

In Costa Rica, with the curatorship of Virginia Pérez Ratton, director of the TEOR/éTica Foundation, Nadín works with Costa Rican artisans and pre-Columbian works, one of the most relevant projects of "The Great American Dream" called Pop-Colonialism.

They work together and in 2002 she is laureate of the Prince Claus Award with the text. "The Art of Authentic Fraud". "...Ospina's work continues her appropriation of pre-Columbian, pre-Columbian, pre-colonial forms to highlight, in an ironic way, the neo-colonizing powers of the media as well as the total insertion in our daily iconography and in our imaginary, of figures and characters from animations created by Hollywood."

Participates in the IV Biennial Barro de América. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber. The curator Roberto Guevara convened this Biennial focused on the material or conceptual production related to the earth element.

He is guest of honor at the International Art Fair of Caracas, FIA, and simultaneously carries out a large exhibition of his work at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas.

He participates with a solo show at the FIAC in Paris represented by Gallery El Museo.

2002

Recibe una invitación del curador argentino Sebastián López para intervenir las vitrinas de la colección de arte Latinoamericano del Museo  Nacional de  Etnología de Leiden Holanda. The Ground & the Real by Nadin Ospina.. Luego de un viaje inicial prepara una serie de 30 piezas relacionadas con la colección que fueron instaladas en las vitrinas junto a las originales sin anunciarlo al público y sin fichas técnicas detalladas lo que originó una gran controversia, los más conservadores lo consideraron una intervención desacralizadora. La discusión se amplia,  simultáneamente se realiza el Congreso mundial de etnografía en donde se propone el tema de como este tipo de  museos deberían devolver a su lugar de origen las piezas de carácter sagrado. Nadín defiende de nuevo, su posición crítica frente al saqueo científico de los bienes culturales.

2003-2004

Exhibits at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá "El ojo del Tigre" (The Eye of the Tiger), an inquiry into the cultural influence of the Orient in our environment.

Natalia Vega writes: "In this work, Nadín juxtaposes kitch oriental objects, elements of mass media, Japanese manga (comic strips) and anime (cartoons) characters next to canonical works of Chinese and Latin American archeology to generate new images on the computer that are later reproduced by her collaborators. While acknowledging the many sources of image generation and challenging the concept of originality, demystifying the notions of authorship and authenticity, he paradoxically presents his final work as a labor-intensive, perfectly crafted, handmade product".

The Swiss collection Daros-Latin America, curated by Hans-Michael Herzog, opens its Zürich headquarters with the anthological exhibition Cantos Cuentos Colombianos, a panorama of contemporary Colombian art. The curator brings together emblematic works by artists Doris Salcedo, Fernando Arias, José Alejandro Restrepo, Juan Manuel Echavarría, María Fernanda Cardoso, Miguel Ángel Rojas, Oscar Muñoz, Oswaldo Macià, Rosemberg Sandoval and Nadín Ospina. It is the largest exhibition of contemporary Colombian art in Latin America.

Wins the 1st prize at the XVIII Salón del Fuego of the Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño in Bogota with the work "Vengadores" (Avengers), a large format ceramic installation of Japanese comic book characters. With this work he closes the series "El Gran Sueño Americano" (The Great American Dream).

2005 -2009

In the late 1990s, the Danish company's Lego Adventurers series included in its toys versions of scenes from all over the world, including Latin America, a representation that included pyramids, parrots, idols, tombs and local characters personified as sinister villains, with guns, daggers and machetes.

His work Colombialand is a denounce of LEGO's wrongdoing and its appropriation of the Latin American "cliché". After the shocking discovery of this racist message, he began the production of ceramic pieces, but soon turned to an elaborate reproduction of the game pieces down to the smallest details, capturing their pop and technological spirit.

After showing in Bogota at La Universidad de Salamanca and at the Galería Mundo, he exhibits the series Colombialand at the Centro Cervantes in Paris. An exhibition curated by the Spanish critic José Jiménez. The work acquires an international dimension and is later exhibited at the Fernando Pradilla Gallery in Madrid.

Participates in "The Hours". A traveling exhibition of Latin American art in: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America at IMMA. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, Museo Patio Herreriano. Valladolid. Valladolid, Spain. Along with other artists such as: Tania Bruguera, Oscar Muñoz, Betsabeé Romero and Doris Salcedo. Curated by the Argentinean Sebastián Lopez.

2010 ? 2011

Invited to the event La mar de Músicas bajo con la curaduría de Nacho Ruiz en la ciudad española de of Cartagena.He participates with ?Los expansionistas? two 8-meter high inflatables, representing the famous monolithic stone monolítica Easter Island, Isla de Pascualocated on the facade of the City Hall. At the same time, a complete retrospective of his work is exhibited at the Molina Palace.

From the trip to England in 2008 at the invitation of the Firsite: Newsite of Colchester, the project: "Ínsulas" was born, an installation composed of small pieces carved in stone that represent the icons of universal architecture executed in stone, a miniature world, a fantastic encounter that can only occur in the imaginary dimension of art.

Exhibits the first phase of the project at the Galería Nueveochenta and later at the Botanical Garden of Bogota (2014) as part of the exhibition "El bosque intervenido" (The intervened forest) curated by Ana María Lozano.

2012

Develops the work "Oniria" (2007-2012) A multimedia work in which he retakes the resource of the installation, various small format pieces that represent architectural elements and characters that come from the world of his dreams, of childhood, of toys. The exhibition is presented at the Museo de Artes Visuales de Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota.

2013

Invited by curator Patrice Giasson to participate in the exhibition Patrice Giasson a participar en la muestra  Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Nadín Ospina.: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Nadín Ospina. En el Neuberger Museum of Art de Nueva York.

In 2013 his work was exhibited in the exhibition Cantos Cuentos Cuentos Colombianos, which opened the Casa Daros in Rio de Janeiro, curated by Hans-Michael Herzog.

He works on the series "Resplandor" (The Shine), inspired by Renaissance images of travels in the age of discovery, prodigies, wonders and monstrosities. A critique of human cruelty through gilded bronze figures. With the brightness of gold, it highlights the greed and mistreatment that the indigenous people of our America received and receive.

In 2013, gallery owner Luis Fernando Pradilla inaugurated the new headquarters of his gallery El Museo de Bogotá with the exhibition "La Suerte del Color" (The fortune of Color), an anthological exhibition of the artist that covers the entire space of the gallery.

2014

In his series "Críptidos" (Cryptids) (those supernatural or singular beings whose existence is known but not scientifically corroborated, such as dragons, big foot or extraterrestrials) he delves into a world of fantastic images that speak of prodigious beings. Color returns to his work in a vibrant way and full of historical references, revealing the biased vision of the other in today's societies.

Began a relationship with Elvia Mejia in 2014.

2015 – 2016

Participates in the Primera Bienal Internacional de Asunción, Paraguay. Curated by Roice Smith. The works are exhibited in various spaces not necessarily artistic of the city, Nadín and Roice choose for the "Los Fisiculturistas" (bodybuilders) a gym.

At the same time, Nadín is invited by curator Lía Colombino to intervene in the showcases of the Museo del Barro, a museum in Asunción dedicated to ethnology and contemporary Latin American art. The work "Fisiculturistas" (Bodybuilders) becomes part of the Museum's permanent collection.

He works in the series "Otros mundos" (Other Worlds), a work inspired by the retro futuristic kitsch images of American cinema and television, in a clear reference to the world of fantasy literature and speculation about the existence of alien societies and their interaction with humanity. Pre-Columbian references reappear in allusion to the popular belief of extraterrestrial intervention in ancient societies. Colorful pieces with a strong pop character.

Creates the large format mural, "Del Otro Mundo"(From Other World) in the Colón building in downtown Bogota.

The Banco de la Republica Collection announces the acquisition for the permanent collection of the works "Idolo con Muñeca y Cincel" (Idol with Wrist and Chisel) and "Casa de Xólotl" (The House of Xólot).

2017

He works on the series "Mutaciones" (Mutations) in which the world of dreams and magic are intertwined in an approach to the poetics of esotericism.

2018-2019

In a change of attitude towards life circumstances and the art world, he reduces his artistic operation to the production of simple and poetic elements that materialize in the series "La Preponderancia de lo Pequeño" (The preponderance of the small) in which he presents a subtle connection with the natural universe representing birds of the Colombian region and retaking in a pictorial exercise the images of the Botanical Expedition.

2020- 2021

At the invitation of the Spanish curator Isabel Duran he develops the exhibition project "Yo soy otro Tú" (I'm an other you), which will be shown at the Museo de Antropología in Madrid in February 2020. The exhibition deals with issues related to intercultural encounters and the problems of today's world through references to the world of pop culture and pre-Columbian art.

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Selected as a finalist of the Mutis Salon of the University of Antioquia with his work "La preponderancia de lo pequeño" (The preponderance of the small), which is exhibited as a multimedia montage at the MUUA. University Museum of the University of Antioquia.

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Nadín Ospina. September 2021 with the screening of the play "La preponderancia de lo pequeño" (The preponderance of the small).

In 2021 he begins the series "La manera de todas las cosas" (The way of all things), a poetic reflection on the relationship of humanity with the beings and elements of nature, summoning images of unusual events of the pandemic period in which the presence of animals in the uninhabited urban environments generated disturbing appearances. Likewise, this work is a remembrance of the surrealist aspect of the nativity scenes in which disparate elements are combined in a playful and absurd manner, outside of any realistic context, intermingling dissimilar times and motifs.

2022

In 2022 he begins working on a series of colorful installations executed in 3D printing from freely available files, taking the practice of appropriation to a new level.

Installations composed of interchangeable pieces that continue to speak of the surreal encounter and confrontation of the beings of nature with architectural, technological and museum structures, symbol of modernity and the supposed human preeminence.