As Bogotá’s annual art fair ARTBO closes its doors for another year, we take a look at some of the offerings that were on show from artists the world over.
Ecuadorean artist José Hidalgo Anastacio presented an instalation called OikoumeneØ (suspended).
This mobile structure balances different pre-metric-system weight units from many different geographic locations, which are (mostly) obsolete nowadays.
“This lot is not for sale”, light installation by Colombian artist Guillermo Marconi.
Painting from the series Graphis Loggia by Colombian artist Diego Mendoza Imbachí.
Installation of found objects by Colombian artist Viviana González Calles “Smaller than my hand”.
Display by Juliet Sarmiento. The bed is a metaphor for the time she spent being sick with cancer. The TV shows images of the sea, which represent her family and friends: a motivation for her to fight for her life.
“Make it look like an accident” by Felipe Flórez.
“Hunters and scavengers” by Juan David Laserna Montoya.
Sculptures by Sebastián Mira. He was inspired by the shapes of styrofoam packaging he found in the garbage.
Painting from the series “The possibles” by Chilean artist Francisco Peró.
“Landscape” by Costa Rican artist Federico Herrero.
Oil painting on a stainless steel canvas, from the series “Magdalena” by Colombian artist Sair García. His work focuses on displaced people.
“Scapegoat” by Alejandro Obregón, one of the most iconic Colombian artists of the 20th century, with a unique style that has been called abstract surrealism.
“Untitled”, an iron sculpture by Colombian artist Feliza Bursztyn.
“Portraits” by Colombian painter Débora Arango.
Detail of “Carnie Stars”, by American artist Jeni Spota, who lives and works in New York.
Colombian artist Camilo Restrepo presented some of his work inspired by the news coverage of drug trafficking and the increasing use of the word “narco” in media.
Photos: Jazid Contreras