The wealth, 2019
100 x 140 cm
Sala de Exhìbición CAFAM
Gold safe, chocolate coins,and shrunken head of Scrooge McDuck .
Photo: Óscar Monsalve
From beauties to presidents, Maquiamelo's work revives the figurative through sculpture, wreaking havoc on social networks, while critics acclaim its daring and diverse series.
Art Critic - AICA - Chile
The peculiar value of these atypical beauties within the daily routine is worthy of praise. Its artistic impact originates appropriate characteristics to assemble a new pantheon or something that we can call a modern narrative, a "Hall of Fame".
José A Perez Ruiz
Art Critic - AICA- Puerto Rico
Maquiamelo is not a traditional portraitist. He has associated the resemblance and the beauty of feminine faces that we all know to a ritual practice that horrifies. At the same time he confers to each portrayed a supernatural transcendence that shudders, intrigues and ultimately convinces.
Historian and Art Critic - AICA - Colombia
By far the most intriguing works that I saw...recalling both 17th-Century northern European vanitas paintings and the practice of shrinking heads in the Ecuadorian tropics.
Art Critic - USA
Maquiamelo constantly abandons the comfort zone, maintains his critical conviction against contemporary deities, is able to show the dark side of politicians, movie stars, artists or world leaders. In his reduced heads the grandiloquent image is also reduced, defects are focused, weaknesses are highlighted.
MAC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá
His sculptures break the framework of tradition, being forceful and critical about a society that is definitely governed by material statutes.
Juan David Quintero
Artworks with a high symbolic value, which are related to the painting of Vanitas of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, since they allude clearly to vanity, to the emptiness and insignificance of beauty, to wealth or power before the certainty of death.
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