El retorno de La Bachué/ The return of La Bachué

Calco/Tracing

Carlos Salas is one of the most important abstract painters along Colombia. His abstracts paintings are part of the emblematic creations of the Colombian arts. His conceptual projects are not strange among his artistic universe, as his projects Empty Space, Toy for construct an abstract picture or TCBS shows.

For this particular exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, Carlos Salas combines conceptual with abstract principles in a synthesis full of colour, vibration and Art History.

Since Carlos Salas exhibited Romulo Rozo’s Bachué at Galería Mundo (Bogota) –a gallery in which he was director and art curator– he has not ceased to reflect on it, and the tracing he did of the sculpture, surrounded with its mysterious aura, has accompanied him since then. According to the artist at the time he made the tracing, La Bachué’s soul passed into the new piece as a change of skin.

The Bachué is one of the best sculptures ever carved by Romulo Rozo and is the art piece that gave name to the Colombian avant-garde Bachué (also called Bachueismo); avant-garde in which Rozo, Luis Alberto Acuña and other important artists of this generation took part. It was conceived for being the axis of for the Colombian pavilion at the Seville’s Hispano-American Fair and there it was exhibited in 1928-1929.

After the exhibition at the Hispano-American Fair the sculpture was lost and, several years after, Carlos Salas rescued the piece from the oblivion and recovered it for the Colombian Art History. His original purpose was that La Bachué could travel around Colombia and the entire World. Today, almost a century after its first apparition in Europe, La Bachué returns for continuing his artistic and historic journey.

Juan David Zuloaga

Art Curator +MÁS Arte Contemporáneo

Qué es +MÁS Arte

Somos una galería de arte bogotana fundada en 2012.

El objetivo de la galería es visibilizar profesionalmente el arte Colombiano y relacionarlo con el resto del mundo teniendo en cuenta los mas altos estándares de exposición del mundo.  

En estos años , la galería ha tenido participación en ARTEBA2013, UNTITLED ARTFAIR MIAMI BASEL 2013, SAATCHI GALLERY START ARTFAIR LONDON 2014 , JUSTMADRID 2015, ARTCENTRAL HONG KONG 2015, SAATCHI GALLERY LONDON START 2015, y ha desarrollado proyectos independientes con la Embajada Colombiana en España exponiendo dentro del marco de ARCO 2016 EN MADRID

En 2017 realizo 4 exposiciones en el Museo Casa Grau.

En este momento +MAS Arte es una galería joven de arte con proyección en Latinoamérica y el mundo, habiendo ubicado a sus artistas en colecciones de importantes instituciones mundiales como Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery , Whitechapel y  el Grupo Prisa.

Esta labor ha hecho que se genere un ejercicio económico evolutivo y verídico de artistas nuevos( con hechos reales) dentro del mercado del arte. 

Tambien ha abierto el camino para tener acceso a espacios de exposición muy importantes a nivel mundial, para  artistas reconocidos que estén interesados en ampliar sus exposiciones artísticas.