Carlos Bahamón (Ibagué-Colombia). He practiced artistic drawing as a school hobby until he found his natural gift and decided to make art his way of life.
His formation was totally empirical and although he practiced diverse techniques such as pen drawing, charcoal and pencil , he found in the oil the best means to express itself.
From his beginnings arise various paintings inspired by daily life, the customs of rural and village life, simple in the message and the realization.
Then delving into the great masters of the Dutch Golden Age and nineteenth-century French royalists, he finds the line on which he advances until he finds his own style. So he leaves behind the primitivism and he enters in the costumbrismo with a hue close to the realism.
He is presented in Medellín-Colombia with his exhibition "Café de Colombia" with excellent results. He moves to Paris where he receives a strong European influence that inspires his works about theaters, operas, cafetines, churches and museums in which he fuses in a picture light, color, perspective and admiration for classical art.
His work has been exhibited at Galeria Got (Paris-France), GaleríaCastiglione (Paris-France), ArtBo (Bogotá-Colombia), Galería Rocha (Barbizon-France), Canapo (Carmel-California USA) and ArtExpo New York 2014, where he won first place in the official post competition.
Now he prepares a renewed version of his work "Café de Colombia", where he embodies all the essence and purity of his art.