The Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá allows a reading of the faces of our society; the faces are not always what we imagine and most often scurry of trying to impose limits.

Ideal and Reality
Any representation goes through a process of synthesis, there are many elements are discarded and others are magnified.

Acuña carves his figures with small touches to give them a hammered appearance

Afro-Colombians expressed with flat faces are linked to the post-cubist proposals.

This face expressed areas of flat color is typical of pop art.

A seemingly childish face, almost sketchy, refers to the moody portrait of Dorian Gray.

Color zones activate in our minds the shape of a face.

Stains and crossed lines, built from the plane many faces.

Textures, drawings and contrast, with the framework of this face.

A distorted face typical of figurative expressionism.

When the torso is the most prominent face becomes anonymous.

Sometimes faces do not want to see, like the face of death.

The indigenous face has been revalued by urban artist Gouache city with its interventions and paintings.

Selection: Gustavo A. Ortiz
Credits: Story

Selection and texts: Gustavo A. Ortiz

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