Luis German Ardila, Colombia: Two Artists, One Universe
What connects two women heartened by the presence of the Archangel Gabriel, one with chicken legs and wings longing to fly, and the other, like a Greek goddess, awaiting the fulfillment of a promise, eyes closed, as if absorbed in infinite contemplation? Or a poet in search of new and forgotten words to kindle inspiration in his heart and a muscular youth looking at the brightest star in the night sky, his hand cupped over one ear, as if awaiting an answer from the infinite? Or the man with eyes closed, immersed in a spirit of serenity as he balances the scale of justice, on which the hand of the universe has placed his heart, and Marc Chagall, his eyes also closed, stealing a kiss from his beloved wife Bella as they fly out the window of love into the infinite?
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery presents Two Artists, One Universe, a two-man show by Argentine artist Horacio Tubio and Colombian artist Luis German Ardila celebrating the human search for infinite fulfillment in every circumstance of life.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, Luis German Ardila now lives and works in North Carolina. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His work has been presented in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Belgium, Colombia, France and the US. Ardila is the recipient of various awards, honors, and prizes, including first prize for a mural contest at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Horacio Tubio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the warmest January day of 1942 and studied at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes. His works has been presented in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Central America and the US. In 1977, Turbio crossed every country in Latin America in a Volkswagen Kombi until he reached Berkeley, California where he now lives and works. Tubios work has been acquired by numerous celebrities, including Madonna, Alan Alda, Isabel Allende and Eduardo Galeano.