|Gonzalo Ariza in his studio.|
Ariza was born in Bogotá, in a house located beside what are now the gardens of the Palacio de Nariño. His father was a well-known photographer.
|Monserrate and Guadalupe.|
|Bogotá, under a cloudy sky.|
Not long after, Ariza got involved in another kind of battle. This time it was Marta Traba, a fellow Colombian artist, who criticized Ariza for being two 'nationalistic.' The fued continued for years, with Traba supposedly once even burning one of Ariza's works in front of her art students.
|'Clouds over Mesitas del Colegio.'|
|Detail of a painting showing Monserrate behind a eucalyptus tree.|
|A Japanese baby.|
|A Japanese woman.|
|A street in Japan.|
|A Japanese landscape.|
|Pinos en La Calera.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours