I was born in Colombia, South America in 1968. As a teenager, I was not the best student. I had to do things my way, and only my way. However, when I was introduced into art by an uncle of mine, who is a painter, things started to change. I was caught by the passion of art and started studying at the BeIlas Artes Institute of Art in Manizales, Colombia, in 1982. Suddenly, my father started getting compliments for my good behavior and achievements.
I then went on to attend classes and specialized in sculpting at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota, Colombia in 1985, where well-known artists like Liliany and Fernando Botero once attended classes. I studied sculpture in bronze, steel and worked in conjunction with other artists making pieces for the European market to keep the school running, which at that time was having financial problems.
It was at the Petraglia School of Art where the great idea of joining forces with the already famous Liliany started. Two to three months later, we opened up our own foundry in Bogota. Over the last 15 years, I continue to study art. I have studied in Spain, Italy, Venezuela and the United States. This mixture of cultures has helped me realize that there are multiple tastes when it comes to shapes and colors in art. This is why I sought a need to improvise and work at the creation and development of different styles, designs and techniques, such as Bronze and Chrome, Bronze and Glass and my latest technique Bronze and Resin. I will continue to experiment with multiple textures and techniques for as long as I can live.
NOTE: The numbers correspond to the positions of the sculptures and the letters correspond to the color of the sculpture.
M=apple green metallic
O=forest green metallic
NOTE: There is a $20 dollar fee per climber for any custom color request.