Colombian artist Fernando Botero, renowned for his distinctive style and exploration with color and exaggerated volume, single handedly redefined beauty with his sensual forms and pioneering notion of aesthetics. Although his subject matters usually have been local, his universal language, derived from classical and European art canons, propelled him to worldwide success.
With a career spanning over 50 years and having exhibited all over the world, Fernando Botero is an iconic living artist of our time.
Fernando Botero Zea, eldest son of the artist, will provide an intimate account of his father’s presence and influence in Asia, as well as invite the audience to understand how the reality of Latin-American life deeply rooted his work while simultaneously helping it to become a benchmark in contemporary art.
Professor Rubén de la Nuez, an art theorist and art critic specialized in contemporary visual arts, will discuss Botero’s relation with the European artistic legacy placing his work within the map of broken classic standards that are an essential condition of the foundation of Latin-American Modernity.