Thursday, May 21, 2015

Andrés Arango's Wry Eye

A Coca Cola bottle plays the role of Llorenti's famous flowerpot.
Andrés Arango's paintings reflect his wry view of Colombian society: Llorenti's famous flowerpot, symbol of the revolution, converted into a Coca Cola bottle; plastic bottles used to keep a bather floating; hangers on on the backs of buses. 

arango's perspective, which he says mixes in elements of magical realism, is on display now in the Gabriel Garcia Marquéz cultural center. In his telling, Colombia is a zany place, semi-disfunctional, with a sense of humor about itself. 

Hanging on on the back of a bus.

Which goes faster? Which goes the right way?
Riot police wield shields decorated by rioters' paint balls.
Take that!
Take a walk, won't you?

A family which hangs together rides together. 

Short circuit?
You're better off riding a donkey.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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