(born in Medellín, 1932) is a Colombian painter, sculptor and draughtsman. His work is characterized by his explorations on forms and their volumes, and it develops a variety of subjects that range from western art history to Latin-American realities, such as violence, religion, politics and everyday life. The well-defined monumental style that is internationally recognized as his is nurtured by his European artistic education, when he studied Italian Renaissance masterpieces. Other influences include artists from Antioquia, Mexican muralism, abstract expressionism and pop art. His artworks are the result of years of search and reflection around painting, color and volume.