Andres Kal

Bio

Visual artist Graduated Bogota, Colombia. Painter, photographer and educator.

I started to draw and publishing my work at the age of 17 on a local newspaper. Since then i decided to become a designer and illustrator so i went to university to studied Graphic Design and made a living as an editorial illustrator for magazines, newspapers and did comercial artwork for renowned agencies and products.

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Artworks

AH! THAT SOUND THAT I CALL VOICE

oil on canvas
80×80 cm

FIRE WITH FIRE

oil on canvas
34×34 cm

MATERIAL DESIRE

oil on canvas
38×30 cm

NATURA

oil on canvas
43×58 cm

POOL GIRL

oil on canvas
80×120 cm

PROMISES

oil on canvas
48×43 cm

SOMOS RAIZ

oil on canvas
30×38 cm

STICKY FINGERS

oil on canvas
88×88 cm

THE ONLY ONE

oil on canvas
50×50 cm

THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY AND WE ARE ONLY TOURIST

oil on canvas
35×34 cm

TENGO SED

oil on canvas
120×80 cm

Curriculum

“i’m trying to catch the tiny instant where the sitter falls on a state that I call: “the perfect moment” where the subject is floating on a kind of introspection state unaware of their surroundings and their reality is drowned by their own thoughts. When i succeed in this quest it, is unique and beautiful: A conquer over other realities. it is the truest evidence against forgetfulness.”

I started to draw and publishing my work at the age of 17 on a local newspaper. Since then i decided to become a designer and illustrator so i went to university to studied Graphic Design and made a living as an editorial illustrator for magazines, newspapers and did comercial artwork for renowned agencies and products.

Getting fed up of working for the media, i decided to change my own path on 2007. I challenged myself to pursuit a career as a painter. Since then oil Painting has been my personal way of expression. I decided to take a break and I moved to London in 2008 and traveled around Europe for almost three years. i attended to every exhibitions, galleries and met every artist i found there and took drawing seasonal classes in The Prince’s Drawing School in London learning as much as i can and shared artistic experiences with others local artist.

I came back to my country and since then i have been connected with my dreams trying to figure it out the way of my creativity dictates through my art in my own studio. 
Typography, geometry and colour shapes from my design background are taken over the canvas, breaking, crossing and melting with the study of human body, mainly portraiture.
also like to teaching and sharing the knowledge and experiences with students of visual arts and design in the best recognised universities in Bogota, Col.

Statement.

“My paintings are depictions of a journey through the human psyque. Brushstrokes are melt with Contemporary visual elements as a metaphor of our present time. Although despite of being figurative and more painterly i’am focused on female portraiture, not only chasing likeness or barely beauty, but rather on trying to catch the inner being and the complexity of feelings all of those things who we are not able to speak neither to put in words, those things which are not seen but what everyone feels. Through my artwork I just want people be aware of and connected by it.”

Events & Exhibitions

Individual exhibitions:
2015 Art District-Grolsh. “Apuesta ”, The Loft, Bogota Col.
2002 Ciudades ciegas, ciudades invisibles, UJTL, Bogotá

Collective exhibitions:
2017 FLESH Pintura Visceral – GalerÍa Casa Cano, bogotá, colombia
2016 Afuera/Adentro (Gris/Dast/Kal)- Casa Santamaria, Bogota Col.
2015 Grata Sorpresa, Ayden gallery, Vancouver Can.
2015 Graphein/mineral sabio, Galeria La Caja/BMA projects, Bogota Col.
2015 Grata Sorpresa, Espacio Van Staseghem, Bogota Col.
2012 Comedia Humana, Casa Tinta, Bogota Col.
2010 Nación Identidad Territorio, Galeria EL NOGAL, Bogota Col.
2009 Latin Fusion, Waterloo Action Centre, London UK.
2008 Colombia passion/ReD52plus, Newwebpick 2008, Beijing-China
2008 Libros de apuntes y diarios de artístas , Galería Planta baja,
Bogotá-Col.
2004 Exposition de jeunes artistes colombiens, Espace Prisme, Lille-France
2004 Exposition de jeunes artistes colombiens, Altermundi, París-France
2003 Miniaturas, Inst. Peruano-Aleman, Lima-Perú
1998 New Designers´ 98 , Business Design Centre, London Uk.

Private Collections:
Canada, USA, Italy, UK, France, Colombia

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