José Antonio Suárez Londoño

José Antonio Suárez Londoño (b.1955, Medellín, CO) lives and works in Medellín. He studied Biology at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, and holds a Postgraduate Degree in Fine Arts from Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva, Switzerland. Suárez Londoño’s small-scale and intimate works on paper demand a careful and patient observer. Evidencing his superb draftsmanship, Suarez Londoño’s more conventional figurative drawings carried out on a daily basis for over three decades take us back into art history, nature fantasy, the fields of music and literature, and the world of popular culture. Suárez Londoño’s work not only has inspired a younger generation of Colombian artists due to his distinctive approach, but it also confirms that the discipline of drawing — regardless of the methods employed by the artist— is a dynamic form of thinking that renders endless formal and conceptual possibilities. He has participated in major international exhibitions including: Saber Desconocer, 43 Salón (Inter)Nacional de Artistas, Medellín, Colombia (2013); The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennial, Italy (2013); Música, Casas Riegner, Bogotá (2013); The Yearbooks, Drawing Center, New York, USA, (2012); The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times, MoMA, New York, USA, 2010; Art Basel, Art Features, Casas Riegner, Basel, Switzerland (2010); Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2009); F(R)ICCIONES, VISIONES DEL SUR, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2000); and XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (1998), among others.

Last updated: 27.09.2014