Felix Angel

Colombia, 1949
Felix Angel

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Felix Angel, one of Colombia's most esteemed artists, boasts a prolific career that spans nearly five decades. He embarked on his artistic journey during his high school years, and his dedication to his craft has remained unwavering ever since. Known for his diverse range of techniques and occasionally controversial subject matter, Angel's work pushes artistic boundaries and provokes thought. Angel's artistic journey led him to relocate to Washington D.C., United States, where he served as a curator for the Art Museum of the Americas from 1978 to 1989. Subsequently, he joined the InterAmerican Development Bank Cultural Center as a director in the year 2000. This decision to move was motivated by the rejection his artwork faced due to its controversial nature, both in paintings and printed media. Despite these challenges, Angel's commitment to artistic expression and exploration remained steadfast. The themes portrayed in Angel's work are diverse, ranging from depictions of jockeys on their horses to sportsmen and bicycles. He employs various mediums such as oil paint, collage, and serigraphs, among others, showcasing his versatility and willingness to experiment with different artistic approaches. Angel's creations are known for their evocative imagery and the ability to elicit strong reactions and discussions. Angel's artwork has garnered recognition and found its place in public collections around the world. Notable institutions that house his works include the Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., The Bass Museum in Miami, Florida, El Museo del Barrio in New York, and the Essex Collection of Latin American Art at the University of Essex in London. Felix Angel's artistic contributions have made a significant impact on the art world, both in Colombia and internationally. His unwavering dedication to his craft, coupled with his willingness to address controversial topics, has earned him a place among the most respected and influential artists of his generation.

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