Apama Mackey Gallery
October 21, 2017

6 - 8 pm
MATEO PIZARRO / PROXIMITY
opening reception
October 21 - November 18, 2017
Mateo Pizarro

Mateo Pizarro is a Colombian artist born in 1984 in Bogota. He studied Electronic Arts at the University of Los Andes, however, most of his work revolves around the technique of drawing, in which he has created a language of his own. Mastering the technique, having conceptual depth, and a sense of humor are fundamental in his work.

 

He has exhibited his pieces in Colombia, Mexico, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Spain and France, including fairs such as ArtBo and La Otra, in Bogotá, ArteBa in Buenos Aires and Drawing Now in Paris.

 

With the project "Bestiary of non-existent animals", he was one of the winners of the “Grants and Commissions Program of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation” (Cifo), in a category that recognizes emerging artists from Latin America, he also received first prize at the Salon of Young Art Colsanitas-Embassy of Spain, among other awards. His work is part of important collections in America and Europe and his drawings have been used in the covers of several books.

 

He currently lives and works in Mexico City.