Santiago Bogota Rueda is a visual artist currently residing in Minneapolis, where he works as a photographer and designer. Although primarily self-taught, he has perfected his use of photography as a medium through courses and private workshops in Bogotá, Havana, Argentina and the United States. As an emerging artist, he has performed collective exhibitions in the United States and is preparing for his first solo exhibition.
Diverse and integrative, my artistic practice is at the intersection of traditional painting and digital art. Unique objects emerge through the tectonic production process; even the most sublime digital images are not always saved, but rather are transformed through the printing process on artistic materials such as acrylic, fine art paper and aluminum. Other interventions include digital enhancement and handwork such as acrylic brushwork on the surface of printed imagery.
In many of my works, I offer a reinterpretation of elements of digital art, photography and the dissembling of Cubism and Futurism. This admixture of style draws from the long-standing modern and colonial artistic traditions of my hometown Villa de Leyva, Colombia, the site of the home of Luis Alberto Acuña the renowned twentieth century modernist painter as well as a vibrant community of artists and artisans.