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He lived in Kibutz in Israel and with the Kogui indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia to learn His culture. He studied administration and psychology but he dedicates to painting for love to the art.
Sometimes the encounter with the things that rouse operate as that of two beings when they see each other for the first time. They are looked and... love at first sight. It happened in new York in 1986. There they met each other, she was the painting, he was the search of answers.
The place could not be but appropriate: the Museum of Modern Art of that city. Lucas Posada, a 22 year-old youth whose frustrations could be summarized in not having been able to be devoted to the cinema for lack of money and the death of his father when he had 12 years without demonstrating him all that could make, he planted in front of a painting of Vlaminck.
“I contemplated it and suddenly I noticed like I was bristled the skin.” Behind they would be his studies of administration in Los Andes, a psychology graduate degree in Massachussets, United States. Also his walks for Colombia to try to learn of cultures like the Kogui, his permanency in the Middle East in a kibutz and his visits to the Greek and Egyptian cultures.
He got a graduate degree for that he has the conviction of what you begin should be taken until the end but, also, all that experience accumulated through traveling convinced him that the biggest occidental problem is that divides the human being in good or bad, black or white, and that each who it is affirmed but denying to the neighbor.
The art of the Old World fascinates him. There was not doubt, he wanted to be an artist. “During the following months I was devoted to paint and to read everything about the topic.” In each word that allows to escape it sees that it took it in the veins. he had found the answer to all his queries although before it had already explored in the picture and even in the poetry.
His next step was to buy paintbrushes and paintings. It is a self taught, he doesn’t believe in the schools. “In them the professor looks for that it is a focus that the student continues, and this pursues a professor that determines the features of the painting and it finishes resembling him.” For that reason he doesn’t mention painters’ names that have influenced him: “he could give him a list, but friends like teachers, I have learned much of the painting of Leonel Góngora and of the critical Germán Rubiano.
Alone for respect it highlights Andrés Santamaría’s works and in the international context the harrowing force of English painter Averbach. “His art is very honest.” Regarding his painting, he doesn’t like them to classify it. You see his work as the communion of many pictorial tendencies. “There are not a space neither a time, it is simply a reflection on what is the human being.”
For Posada, to paint is a silence therapy in His solitude, it is an encounter act I get same for a space of eight or ten hours until a moment arrives in that comes off of its same ego and he forgets other necessities like eat or rest “it is shared with the elements that make me but human, it is as an encounter with me but extensive.”
he also prefers the great format that allows him to make a gestual manifestation of the body, with several layers of painting that prints him a texture that seems to be left on the painting. “It is as the search of a third dimension, something that spreads toward the sculpture.”
The artists are neurotic and introverted
The artists are neurotic and introverted
Apparent also that in other cultures what is made is to reconcile the contrary ones “they unite the opposed ones, they don’t refuse the own roots and the respect exists for what you are.”
It is what reflect paintings. Respect for love and pain, for the abstract thing, the figurative thing and all artistic current, for the life and for the death; for that to the way of seeing the man is composed of opposed poles.
The biggest reflection in that concept transmits it a series of fourteen Angels. “The angel is the intermission between God and the men, it is sexless.” It is the best form of representing the human being two sides; the masculine thing and the feminine thing. But there is something but in His works and it is the force and the drama that it prints them. “It is an approach toward all that we are without illness.”
He has always been a loner. Even of boy according to bill qualifies His adolescence like of a very conflicting stage and but even later when he decided to be artist of a family of lawyers and engineers.
Today, however, satisfies it being had livestock the recognition for which I always fight. “It is not that it is polemic, but it considers that all person feels in some moment a de-connection with the life and search to be reconnected with his through something that solves his existence; like it happened with the painting.”
It accepts the fact that the artists are neurotic and introverted. “I believe that all, maybe for it is search of the absolute thing, of the perfect thing. I take communion with the whole theory of the psychoanalysis. But I try to overcome my intolerance and of forgiving.”
For the one it is transcendent that the childhood in this country doesn’t receive enough attention “after all, until the 50 or 60 years the man the only thing that makes is to pursue the ghosts of its childhood.”
However he finds a justification to be grown impatient; he doesn’t like mediocrity, “and here it is plentiful, but the worst thing is that the Colombian feels very this way.” Lucas Posada is a being of deep reflections, as his works and he believes that the painting you this losing amid the conceptual art that doesn’t exhibit in the museums another thing that assemblies and “performances.”
“But it doesn’t care, I paint for my self, I like the recognition but not it does not take my sleep.” His artistic dream is simple; so single power to carry out the things. God willing monumental works and it stops this preparing. The next stop will be in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas.