Born in Medellin in 1970. He started his studies in Medellin’s Escuela de Bellas Artes in 1981. After 5 years of art studies he began his professional career, stopping briefly to to enhance his studies for two years in Medellin’s Art Workshop.
He currently resides in Medellin where he has his own workshop. He alternates his time between Colombia and foreign countries where he’s invited to participate in exhibits and colaborative workshops.
“In my work, crowds march toward common goals, which revolve around dreams that
human beings share as a society: the search for peace, the struggle for a better life”.
The “walkers” tirelessly search for their dreams on the path of life that is often unknown
to them but may lead to freedom and peace in another reality. His works encapsulate
the world we live in today: the protests, the students marching together, united. They
never give up and they are unified in their search for answers.
Every piece he creates is a self-portrait. He is part of the canvas, part of the people,
united with them searching for an exit. His “walkers” are anonymous. There is no race,
age, gender. The “walkers” are united in body and soul. Their spirit is positive and
believes it can bring a change to this world by being united, strong and hopeful. My
works are a universal expression of manifesting our feelings and the protesters that we
become to materialize our dreams.
The pacific manifestations are our only way of showing that we are tired of living in a
world of oppression. The solution is to be united and to know that we are not alone in
this path to freedom for our future generations.
Mesa has been developing people marching in streets, surrounded by buildings with a
dramatic depth to symbolize oppression and how the government and society
His large multi-figure works are inspired by rallies and protests against oppressive
governments. Rather than focusing on the chaos of these situations, he opt to portray
a sense of organized human determination. Multitudes are unified to courageously
face these obstacles together, offering a sense of hope and potential peace amid the
strife and struggle of the current social and political issues.
2015 / FLYNN GALLERY
Greenwich Library 101 West Putnam Ave, Greenwich. Show “Emergence”
2015 / BENDHEIM GALLERY
Greenwich art Sociedad Noventa y Eightth Anual Juired Exposicion
2014 / MIAMI ART AND DESIGN Miami ,FL
2013 / SPECTRUM ART FAIR Miami ,FL
FLORIDA 500 AÑOS DE PRESENCIA HISPANA Consulado de Mexico, Miami ,FL.
Latin American and Caribbean Art Center Space Art Media Center Beijing, China
2012 / Miami River Art Fair Miami FL.
SWAB, Fira Barcelona La Nueva Galeria
2011 / ZADOK GALLERY Exhibition
INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION Miami
NINA TORRES FINE ART Tour exhibition contemporary Art