A tour of the main abstract pieces from the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá.
It is time that the pictures tend to lose their flatness and become almost reliefs; Informalism influences, searches matter and to harmonize the picture layer are constant in the work of Manzur.
The moon, a goal of the conquest of space, becomes the protagonist with a series of overlapping planes that stand out against the rest of the surface, it is a sequence of motion when moving over the sky.
Black, white and red are the colors that for centuries dominated human creations for the simple reason of being the most accessible, the carbon black, red iron oxide and white lime.
With purely geometric character, juxtaposed planes of color to build the composition; there is a remote connection with Tierradentro hypogea where few elements takes us into an atmosphere of mystery and evocation
The vibration of color is what attracts us most when we look at this work, blue and orange are colored by areas of black and gray.
This work is the predecessor of the famous sign that will become ubiquitous in his work with ingenious and creative variations.
Hernandez was able to stand firm in its abstract conviction and developed one of the most consistent work in this field throughout production.
The space race or the conquest of space was an inspiration for many artists, filmmakers, designers, writers, musicians, architects; spacecraft, forms of planets and galaxies, open your mind to new ways of seeing and interpreting reality.
Abstract sculpture built, one of the leading trends of this decade, in Negret one of its best representatives; this white sailor, made with semicircular modules together with nuts and bolts have a clear reference to a spaceship that crosses Earth's orbit.
Works from the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá.
Curatorship, texts and selection: Gustavo A. Ortiz Serrano