SLS LUX Brickell and Books & Books, hosted an intimate talk and book signing with Juan Carlos Botero, son of celebrated Colombian artist Fernando Botero, andÂ the author of the 2013 biography about his father, Colombian artist Fernando Botero: The Art of Fernando Botero. One of Botero’s celebrated large-scale bronzes, titled Male Torso, is on display at SLS LUX.
“The Art of Fernando Botero” deciphers Botero’s aesthetics and explain his universality, while bringing us closer to a work whose purpose is to create beauty and to produce pleasure Fernando Botero (MedellÃn, Colombia, 1932) is the best known Latin American artist from the second half of the 20th century still active today. Coinciding with his 80th birthday, this publication pays tribute to the career of a painter, draughtsman and sculptor who has developed his own, instantly recognizable style, and who celebrates a remarkably vivid, vital reality through the exaltation of volume and color. This biography will offer us an intimate and visual tour in Fernando Boteros’s art through the words of his son Juan Carlos Botero who outlines his father’s place in contemporary art, examines the main themes in his work, and discusses his artistic principles.