Homero Aguilar
Colombian Oil Painter


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Homero Aguilar applying varnish to his
original oil "L'Equilibriste"

Born in Pasto, Colombia in 1953, Homero Aguilar received his art training in Cali. When this young painter was 25, he left his homeland to live and work in Paris. With no money or personal connections, Aguilar immediately began painting in order to support himself. His talent was quickly recognized, and he was accepted into more and more prestigious exhibitions throughout France.

In 1980, Homero Aguilar began exhibiting in Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Italy, Venezuela and the United States. His work was also an important part of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota entitled "Nuevas Figuras." Over the years, Aguilar received many awards such as the coveted Medallion of the City of Paris in 1987, as well as the First Prize in the Symbolic Surrealism Competition.

In the beginning of Aguilar's art, there were "paintings within paintings" with references to classical masters. Images of works by daVinci, Titian and Manet appeared in Aguilar's series of imaginary museum-apartments with their alluring emptiness. Soon mirrored reflections began to emerge. Like Van Eyck in "The Couple Arnolfini" and Velasquez in "Las Meninas," Aguilar began creating magically-complex compositions. However, Aguilar uses no props or live models in his paintings. He waits for an inspiration, a vision to appear, and then he proceeds to paint until it is complete.

Homero Aguilar and his original oil "Trigal",

Homero Aguilar's art invariably provokes Reflections and Questions. Are these mirrors, paintings or windows? What is this reality he paints with such geometric precision? What is the meaning of his work? Aguilar cleverly pulls us into his world, and then tricks us into surrendering our reality. He transports us into his strange-yet-familiar world of dreams' reality where there are no limits. A peaceful harmony is created, far from the pains of the day, and he moves us calmly and slowly into the expanded, often breathtaking space where sky and water often combine into liquid plains. In the end, Aguilar's visions offer us lessons of hope, and his Light and Perspective move us past our ordinary perceptions into new experiences. Like Alice in Wonderland, it is "Through the Looking Glass" that we begin to glimpse Eternity.

Today Homero Aguilar's work is sought after by collectors all over the world.

2002 Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota, Florida, USA

1998 Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota, Florida, USA
1996 D'Art Expo, Nice, France
1995 General Consulate of Colombia, Paris, France
  Salon de la Ville de Dreux, France
  Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco
1994 Galeria Figuras, Cali, Colombia
1993 Centre Culturel Cesson, Sevigne, France
  ARTFI Pinturas, Bogota, Colombia
  Galeria Elida Lara, Barranquilla, Colombia
1992 ARTFI Pinturas, Bogota, Colombia
1991 Banco de la Republica, Pasto, Colombia
1990 Galeria Velazquez, Bogota, Colombia
  Camara de Comercio, Cali, Colombia
  50 Year National Exposition, Bogota
1989 FIAC, Pinturas, Paris, France
1988 Galeria Velazquez, Bogota, Colombia
  Prestige Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1987 Galerie Sud Centre Culturel, Bagneux, France
  Galerie du Centre, Paris, France
  450 Years of Pasto, Colombia
1985 Galeria Velazquez, Bogota, Colombia
1984 Galerie de Sevres, Paris, France
  Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France
1981 Galerie Sub-Espace Expression, Le Havre, France
1980 Galerie Peinture Fraiche, Paris, France
2001 Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota, Florida, USA
2000 Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota, Florida, USA
1999 Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota, Florida, USA
1997 D'Art, Barcelona, Spain
  Salon Atlantique, La Rochelle, France
1990 Salon Nacional, Bogota
  Miroir, Troyes, France
  "Master's Exhibition," Gumps, San Francisco, CA, USA
  Exposicion Vente Drouot, Paris, France
1989 National Society of Beaux Artes, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1988 Salon Nacional de Artistas, Banco de Colombia
1987 Centro Colombo-Americano, Bogota,Colombia
1986 Festival of Contemporary Art, Chamaliers, France
  Festival de Cagnes Sur-Mer, Paris, France
  Grande et Jeunes d'Aujordhui, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  November in Vitry, France
1985 "Nuevas Figuras" Museum of Modern Art, Cali, Colombia
  "Ciao Raphaello" Institut Francais, Florence, Italy
1984 Lion's Club International Exposition, Paris, France
1983 House of Culture, Pasto, Colombia
  International Exposition, Osaka, Japan
1982 11th exposition of the Foundation "Michel-Ange" Paris, France
1981 National Society of Fine Art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Grand Prize & Silver Medal from the City of Paris
First Prize of Young Painters, Brussels, Belgium
Prix de la Municipalite de la Couture, Boussey, France
First Prize of the City of Dreux, France
First and Second Prize "Salon of Young Creators," Chevilly la rue, France
Michel Ange Foundation, Corte, France (2 awards)
Prize of Symbolic Surrealism
Carnival Medal of Nice
25th Salon of Visual Arts
32nd Anniversary Institute of Visual Arts, Cali Gallery of Art, Sweden

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