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El Antídoto, Independent Art Market in Bogota – 21 Street Art Pieces on a Gallery Wall

Kochino - Al Otro Lado del Muro

From street walls to gallery halls.

This was to be an appropriate way to end a multi-part look at the street art scene in Bogota. In this case, at the Casa Blanca exhibit space in the Colombian’s capital’s Teusquillo district with a show entitle Antidote, or El Antídoto.

Instead, I’m working backwards as I to continue to wade through and gradually process several thousand images taken during the nearly three months I lived there in late summer 2015. And decided about twenty minutes ago to post as I go.

Why?

Because I just saw a commercial for an Uma Thurman movie. (Fear not, It’ll all be clear in a minute.)

El Antídoto was an independent art market bringing together more than 150 works from 25 local artists and making them available at much low than usual gallery prices. These were taken during the second edition which lasted nine days in August 2015. The market included a full slate of workshops, discussions and lectures. And lots of music.

The 21 images here include works by Senil, Dexs, Jose Rosero, Franco, Vogel, Marcello Castellani, Julian de Narvaez, Kochino, Lorena Skunkrocker, Remedios, Yurika, and Malegria. If you’re familiar with some of the names of the contemporary Bogota Street Art of recent years, you’ll recognize some of the names.

Not all the artists would be considered street artists in the traditional sense, but many are, with their always experimental works splattered on walls not only in Bogota and elsewhere in Latin America, but in major cities around the world. The aesthetic works really well in most of these works.

Enjoy. Links to additional works by some of the artists appear below.

Senil - Uma, detail
Senil – Uma, detail

 

Senil - Uma
Senil – Uma

 

Dexs - Despertar
Dexs – Despertar

 

Dexs - Ecuanimidad
Dexs – Ecuanimidad

 

Jose Rosero - Binomio
Jose Rosero – Binomio

 

Franco - Capital Zorro (left) and Adiccion Rosa
Franco – Capital Zorro (left) and Adiccion Rosa

 

Vogel - Agrupaciones de Mujeres Violentas 1
Vogel – Agrupaciones de Mujeres Violentas 1

 

Vogel - Agrupaciones de Mujeres Violentas 2
Vogel – Agrupaciones de Mujeres Violentas 2

 

Jose Rosero - Ambulante III
Jose Rosero – Ambulante III

 

Senil - Bo Derek
Senil – Bo Derek

 

Marcello Castellani - Garay (left) and Abril
Marcello Castellani – Garay (left) and Abril

 

Julian de Narvaez - (A)
Julian de Narvaez – (A)

 

Julian de Narvaez - (B)
Julian de Narvaez – (B)

 

Julian de Narvaez - (C)
Julian de Narvaez – (C)

 

Kochino - Al Otro Lado del Muro
Kochino – Al Otro Lado del Muro

 

Kochino - My Mind Belongs Nowhere
Kochino – My Mind Belongs Nowhere

 

Lorena Skunkrocker - Sin titulo
Lorena Skunkrocker – Sin titulo

 

Remedios - Habitar en el valle por siempre 4
Remedios – Habitar en el valle por siempre 4

 

Yurika - Wild Sky
Yurika – Wild Sky

 

Yurika - Wild Sky, detail
Yurika – Wild Sky, detail

 

Malegria - El Hain (series)
Malegria – El Hain (series)

 

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  1. margaret21 says

    Hum. Not sure about street art in a gallery. It seems as if it would take away some of its strength and reason for being. Interesting images though.

    1. Bob R says

      The context definitely changes for some of these, but I think they do work as well on a gallery wall as opposed to a street wall, albeit in different ways.

  2. paula graham says

    Marvellous street art…who cares where it is…The talent out there is tremendous.

    1. Bob R says

      The gallery aspect adds a layer of credibility as art. That’s not be what everyone is looking for or even wants, But it’s an interesting dimension that definitely affects the viewer’s perception.

  3. kutukamus says

    Much enjoyed that expression of Uma 🙂

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