Colombian plastic artist who takes characteristic elements of pop art to create works inspired by pre-Columbian art.
Nadín Ospina was born on May 16, 1960 in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied fine arts at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Since 1981 he began his career as a sculptor and in the same year he had his first exhibition.
He was a student of the renowned artist Beatriz González at the School of Guides of the Museum of Modern Art and shares 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.
He has exhibited his work in a variety of countries such as Colombia, USA, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Holland, Norway and Denmark.
He has been awarded, among other distinctions, the First Prize of the XXXIV Salón Nacional de Artistas Colombianos (1992) and the First Prize of the XVIII Salón del fuego de la Fundacón Gilberto Alzate Avendaño (2004).
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.
In 2022 he begins work 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.