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.
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.
For further exploration:
- Marcello Castellani [Behance] [Facebook]
- Dexs [web]
- Kochino [website] [Facebook]
- Lorena Skunkrocker [Instagram] [Facebook]
- Malegria [website]
- Julian de Narvaez [website] [Facebook]
- Remedios [website]
- Jose Rosero [website] [Facebook]
- Yurika [website] [Facebook]