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César Santafé en 2014, fotografía de Jorge Idárraga.César Santafé en 2014, fotografía de Jorge Idárraga.

César Santafé

A Colombian kinetic cubist, discovered that his vocation was painting when he was eighteen and travelling
through the Canary Islands. Although he studied engineering in Spain, César moved to the arts and studied at
the Fine Arts School and the Institute of Popular Culture in Cali. For him, the greatest painter of all time is Leonardo
da Vinci, whose modern-day equivalent takes the form of Picasso. His paintings come not from rational
thought, but from the gut, shaped by desire. César’s work has been shown in about two dozen exhibitions, including
three individual shows. He has also received a number of honors; he was selected at the Salon de Octubre at
the Cali Chamber of Commerce, and at the XXVI Salon Nacional in Bogota.

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Trajectory

Born on January 18th, 1954 in Cali, Colombia.

Education

Escuela de Artes y Oficios (School of Arts and Crafts), Artes Plásticas (Plastic Arts), Tarrasa, España. 1973

Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes (Departmental Institute of Fine Arts), Artes Plásticas (Plastic Arts), Cali, Colombia. 1976

Universidad del Valle, cuatro Semestres de Arquitectura (Four Semesters of Architecture), Cali, Colombia. 1979

Escuela Nocturna (Night School). Artes Plásticas (Plastic Arts). Instituto Popular de Cultura (Popular Culture Institute), Cali, Colombia. 1979

Universidad Cenda, Licenciado en Educación Artística (Degree in Art Education), Cali, Colombia. 1999

Professional Affiliations (Afiliación profesional)

Instituto Popular de Cultura (Popular Culture Institute), Cali Colombia, Professor of Painting and Drawing. 1979- (Present)

Solo Exhibitions (Exposiciones individuales)

Centro Colombo Americano, PINTURAS y DIBUJOS (PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS). Cali, Colombia. 1982

Galería La Tienda, PINTURAS y DIBUJOS (PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS). Cali, Colombia. 1986

Galería Espacios, “ENTONOMAQUIA”. Cali, Colombia. 1987

Centro Colombo Americano, “MITOLOGÍA DE PUÑALES, El CIRCO” (“DAGGER MYTHOLOGY, The CIRCUS”). Cali, Colombia. 1996

Universidad del Cauca, “MITOLOGÍA DE PUÑALES, El CIRCO” (“DAGGER MYTHOLOGY, CIRCUS”). Popayán, Colombia. 1996

Club de Ejecutivos, “LAS INCREÍBLES VISITANTES” (THE AMAZING VISITORS). Cali. 2003

Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, “SALOMÉ CINÉTICA” (“KINETIC SALOME). Cali. 2003

Salón del Concejo Municipal, “EL TRAJE DE ARLEQUÍN” (HARLEQUIN SUIT). Yumbo. 2008

2018, Retrospectiva de una vida (One life in retrospective) César Santafé, 1978-2018

Group Exhibitions (Exposiciones colectivas)

1976
Gobernación del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Cinco Pintores Jóvenes (Five Young Painters).

1978
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Antivisiones para la Historia (Antivisions for History).

1981
Sala de Bellas Artes, Los Expuestos (The Exposed). Cali, Colombia.

1982
Sue Gallery, Habitantes del Silencio (Inhabitants of Silence), Cali, Colombia.
Galería Espacios, Taller Cuadrante Gráfica y Dibujos (Quadrant Graph and Drawing Worshop), Cali, Colombia.

1983
Arte Público Gallery, Fantasmacromías, Bogotá, Colombia.

1984
Universidad Libre Gallery, Cali, Colombia. La Imagen Diluída en Cinco Actos (Diluted Image in Five Acts).

1989
London Art Fair Internacional, London, England.

1992
Salón Cultural Caja Agraría, Obra Negra (Black Work), Cali, Colombia.

1995
L.C.M. Gallery, Cuatro Semblantes, (Four Faces) Cali, Colombia.

2003
Sala Van Gogh, Cinco Disoñadores de Asombros (Dreamy Five of Amezement), Universidad Santiago de Cali, Cali, Colombia.

2005
Sala Proartes, Estandartes (Banners), Cali, Colombia.

2007
Centro Cultural Comfandi, Pinturas Phanor León-Dibujos César Santafé (Paintings Phanor León- Drawings César Santafé), Cali, Colombia.

2008
Club de Ejecutivos, Segunda Bienal de Pintura Contemporánea (Second Biennial of Contemporary Painting), Cali, Colombia.

2013
COLOMBIARTE: Milan Gallery Zone Sundance Square (Downtown) Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Luminarte Fine Art Gallery, Dallas Design District, Texas, USA.

Fall Gallery Walk (Art Dealers Association), Dallas, Texas, USA.

Luminarte fine art gallery, Dallas Design District, Texas, USA, “Represented Artists, New Works”, November 9-December 7.

ART BASEL, Bienal de Miami, RED DOT ART FAIR, “The Latin American Pavilion presents ʽCOLOMBIAʼ, December 3 – 8, Miami Beach.

2014
ARTE LATINO AT LUMINARTE GALLERY opens on June 14, Dallas, Texas, USA.
SPECTRUM MIAMI ART SHOW, December 3-7, USA.

MNEMOSYNE, a celebration of contemporary figurative art, LumiArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas USA.

AWARDS (Premios)

Seleccionado 2ª Ronda Vitrina ArtSlant, Contemporary Art Network (2ndArtSlant Prize Awards: Showcase Winner in the painting Category), New York, 2016. 

Mención de honor Primer Salón de Pintores del Occidente Colombiano (Mention of Honor First Salon Painters in Western Colombia), Centro Colombo Americano, Cali, Colombia. 1976

Seleccionado al XXVI Salón Nacional (Seleted to the National Art Exhibition XXVI), Bogotá, Colombia. 1977

Seleccionado II – III – IV Salón de Octubre (Seleted October Art Exhibition II-II-IV), Sala Cámara de Comercio, Cali, Colombia. 1985 – 1996 – 1998

Tercer puesto Concurso Literario Palabras Autónomas (Third Place in Literary Contest Autonomous Words), Género Ensayo (Essay Genre), Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia. 2007

Segundo premio en la Segunda Bienal de Arte Pintura Contemporánea (Second Prize in the Second Biennial of Contemporary Painting Art), Club de Ejecutivos, Cali, Colombia. 2011

Exaltado como el Artista del Año por la Fundación de Artes Plásticas y Literatura (Exalted as Artist of the Year by The Foundation of Fine Arts), Palmira, Colombia. 2011

Publications

Revista “Muro”, Retrospectiva (Retrospective, “Muro” magazine) 1976 – 1996, Cali. 1996

César Santafé y el Cubismo Cinético (César Santafé and Kinetic Cubism), Revista “El Hombre y La Máquina” (Magazine “The Man and The Machine”), Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali. 2003

La Enseñanza de la Pintura Moderna en el Instituto Popular de Cultura de Cali (the Teaching of Modern Painting at Instituto Popular de Cultura), Impresora FERIVA, Cali. 2005

La Teoría Gestalt y su Importancia en la Enseñanza de las Artes Plásticas ( The Gestalt Theory and its Importance in the Teaching of Visual Arts). Editorial IPC, Cali. 2008

Retrospectiva César Santafé (Retrospective César Santafé) 1976-2010, Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo, Impresora FERIVA, Cali. 2010

Genealogía de la estética del cristianismo, inédito, 2013. Genealogy of Aesthetics in Christianity (unpublished), 2013

The Lighting Mind Magazine (Revista Virtual de Arte “ATELIER”), Barcelona, 2016.

2018, Revista ¿QUÉ ESTÁ MIRANDO? ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (Magazine WHAT IS LOOKING CONTEMPORARY ART), Universidad Del Valle, Facultad de Filosofía, Cali.

 

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