Galería La Cometa
Other Artists represented by the Gallery:
Sims Reed Gallery,
ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN,
Chowaiki & Co.,
Waterhouse & Dodd,
Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art,
Alon Zakaim Fine Art,
KM Fine Arts | Chicago - Los Angeles,
Born in Bogotá, Colombia 1972
1992-1996 Bachelor in Fine Arts.
Art Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy 1996-1997 “Especialización en Grabado” Scuola Internazionale di Specializzazione di Grafica D’Arte, Florence, Italy
2009 Espacio, Arte Consultores, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. 2007 Cutting Edge Portraiture: Miami Art Crowd, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Florida. 2003 Digital Realism, Kevin Bruk Galery. Miami, Florida. 1999 Retratos. Fundación Santillana, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia.
2009 Fundacion Cardio Infantil, Galería La Cometa, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. Subasta Fundación Ayuda a la Infancia, New York, New York. Scope Basel Summer Show, Galerie b-146. Zurich, Switzerland. La Selección Colombia, Colección Suramericana, Medellín, Colombia. FORMARTE, Fundación Corazón Verde, Bogotá, Colombia. 2008 Selections from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida. Salón Nacional de Artistas, Cali, Colombia Salón Regional de Artistas zona centro, Tunja- Santafé de Bogotá. Artista Invitado, Galería Nueve Ochenta, Santafé de Bogotá. Siguiente por favor, Galería Nueve Ochenta, Santafé de Bogotá. 2007 December Show, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida In Your Face. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami, Florida. Exposición Abierta. Centro Colombo Americano. Santafé de Bogotá. 2006 A Timely Response. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami, Florida. Influenced identity. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami, Florida. 2005 Sweet Basil. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami, Florida. 2003 Digital Realism. Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, Florida. 1999 Dos Pintores un Escultor, Galeria Espacio Alterno. Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. 1997 Il Bisonte Show Fine Anno, Jun. Pizza del Duomo, 4, Il Bisonte, Saletta ATAF
2009 Pinta, RJFineArt. New York, New York. Scope Miami, Imaginart, Barcelona, Spain. Zurich International, B-146 Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. ArtBo 2009, Galería La Cometa, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. Scope Basel, B-146 Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
2008 Pinta, RJFineArt. New York, New York. ArtBo 2008, Alonso Arte Galería. Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. ArtBo 2007, Mauricio Ruiz
Detailed Description :
There are two very clearly defined forces in Pablo Tamayo´s work; on one hand he
looks back in time, tradition and art history and on the other he tries to look as far
ahead as he cans. These are two opposite forces that Tamayo tries to bring together
with his work. Depending on how you see them they might be opposite to each other;
but in his case, he struggles to bring them together, have them coexist and
complement each other.
Since the early 2000’s Pablo Tamayo has done extensive formal research,
experimenting with a variety of techniques using cutting edge technology. Always
working with a process, a language and a concept that reflects the times we live in
and uses technology that in most cases was not available only a few years ago. His
Works are constructed using a combination of techniques ranging from technology
(computers, computer numerically controlled routers, laser cutters, vynil cutting plotters
and video) to laborious traditional art techniques, like painting, collage, silk screen,
printmaking and drawing.
The two main bodies of work can be defined as figurative and geometric abstraction
and both have clearly defined links by design with science, religion, psychology and
spirituality. In the figurative portion of the work he works exclusively with portraits,
considering portraits the simplest but at the same time richest and most complex way
to reflect humans. It is a very elegant way to work with appearance, spirit and scence
using formal artistic methods and means.
“His geometric abstraction body of work explores the way in which the observer interacts
and perceives space, volume and perspective. The work is designed to create a dialogue
with the observer, it gives the observer hints and clues which he then uses to complete the
work in his or her mind”.
La Cometa Gallery opened its doors 31 years ago, always dedicated to constantly present innovative art. Our team works for the gallery to be a space for plural artistic projects and wide audiences.
We are strategically located in the north of Bogota, in a large space filled with natural light, terraces, sculptures, exhibition halls, a library, and a working area, where a team of15 professionals work to make this gallery increasingly visible in the international art scene.
Through these 28 years of experience, La Cometa has participated in different international art fairs, organized and presented hundreds of exhibitions with the participation of great Latin America, universal artists and emerging talents. These efforts have allowed the gallery to become an important reference for the Latin American art market and a space for the development of cultural dialogues.
For our director, Esteban Jaramillo and for the whole team, it is an honour to offer this space to all those artistic projects in line with our line of work, that allow us to present the widest audience possible, some of the most significant events in the vast world of art.