Alvaro Garcia Ordonez
Sculptor / Painter
Alvaro Garcia Ordonez is a notable Colombian sculptor and painter. Alvaro is the son of a carpenter and a teacher and was born in the town of La Peña, Cundinamarca province, Colombia. He studied at the Art School in the National University of Colombia in Bogotá. After graduating he earned a scholarship that took him to Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and France. Alvaro currently lives in the United States with a residence as Aliens of Extraordinary Ability and where he is making an ample cultural and societal contribution through his art.
Artist Statement about his current collection (under creation):
"This process is guided by water as a healing medium. It defines movement and finger strokes on each form constructed and developed as it passes from a dry state. After this metamorphoses, I then take colored fabric creating a space that breaks a commonality and provides floating spaces, where the viewer can journey into their own imagination perceiving their own world within.
I use water as the Goddess that came before the violence and ambition that arose in Spanish America. In order to experience their meaningful healing and relaxing technique brought from human suffering and elemental living, one must experience this, almost magical event.
I use rivers with their expanded spaces, large and plentiful with their variety of shapes and colors to recreate their contexts.
The colors are not made to drift, but have a sense that seems to ask and bring forth their own meaning within the bodies of water, tones of the days past, the color of wind, light intensity, the souls of human beings plus meaningful abstractions bringing forth the meaning of life, of sounds, pain, also colors dissolving in water attracting happiness, inviting us to look into our very being, to meet our own souls within.
This metamorphous produces a pattern of colors and shapes that float and call to a visual tranquility, as its' transformational gift from the water itself becomes the observer for the benefit of the onlooker."
Translated and interpreted by, Nathaniel Goldberg “Papahawk”