The CCA ESPAI is pleased to present for the first time in Mallorca the work of Colombian artist resident in Barcelona, César Biojo (Cali, 1981). Biojo holds a degree in Fine Arts from Florida State University (USA) since 2005 and a Ph.D. in Art Research at the University of Barcelona since 2011.
This exhibition at the CCA Andratx mainly includes the latest work by Biojo, oil portraits created from pictorial resources such as deconstruction, which recovers in some cases post-impressionist styles, resulting in a personal language that makes his art project one of the most interesting in the local and national scene.
Taking as starting point the quote of Jean Paul Sartre, "The gaze of the other makes us aware of ourselves", his work becomes a study of human beings, their conflicts, their nature and existence. Using the facilities offered by the portrait, the work of César Biojo explores the hidden emotions that lie behind the eyes, making us participants in the work as being equally observed by the sitter. This way the time value is introduced, which demonstrates concepts inherent in the human being such as creation and destruction, the perishable and ephemeral.
His work has taken part in a number of national and international exhibitions (Untitled Gallery and Gallery Karp, Barcelona; Oglesby Gallery and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida). It is also worth mentioning his participation in international art fairs such as the Holland Art Fair in The Hague (NL) in 2010.