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Alejandro Obregón: Four Elements

Duque Arango Gallery joins the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most beloved Colombian artists, Alejandro Obregón, with the present exhibition “The Four Elements”, under the curatorship of Camilo Chico Triana.

In this exhibition, you can see the various observations that the artist makes on the landscape, the core theme of his production, and the particular relationships of nature that are established in it. The curatorship proposes a journey from the three constitutive elements of the landscape: air, land, and water; adding a fourth, which is summarized in the presence of animals or other objects that populate his paintings.

As one of the main exponents of Colombian modern art, Obregón used the landscape tradition, strongly established since the late 19th century on the scene, to consolidate the languages of international modern art, in a place where the discussion was between the relevance of the landscape and the growing presence of the influence of Mexican muralism in our nation.

Among the concerns that the artist presents through his production, are those of a political nature, present strongly until the mid-sixties, and those of an ecological nature, which populated his paintings from the middle of this same decade, making him the first artist in Colombia to denounce these problems.

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