A Deeper Look into Alvaro Garcia Ordonez

A Deeper Look into Alvaro Garcia Ordonez

           Alvaro Garcia Ordonez is deeply inspired by his family and heritage. “I decided to become an artist in my home thanks to a family who me that education was a priority and to succeed in what I wanted.” His grandfather built the first and only elementary school in Coyabo and his mother and aunts were some of its teachers. Ordonez’s father was an ebanist and “created drawings that adorned furniture used in several homes and churches in the area.” However, it was his aunt that helped build his passion in the visual arts. She was the one that bought Ordonez is first set of oil paints, which was no easy task since the roads were not paved and there were steep mountains to go to the capital where they were sold. Ordonez went on to study at the National University of Colombia (Universidad Nacional) and received his Masters in Arts with a specialization in sculpture.
            Ordonez was highly influenced by his Philosophy in Arts course taught by Italian master, Carlo Federichi as well as the courses that challenged him to ask questions about art and the art processes and that taught him the social and historical contexts of art movements. His sculpture classes gave him a balance of learning the fundamentals as well as learning about contemporary theory. He took his first trip to many European countries through his sculpture courses.
            Ordonez has been able to experience life as an artist in two different countries. Germany and America gave him a new set of challenges and has given him perspective on how to pursue a career as an artist. Having an art and cultural network is important for Ordonez and his audience has changed from Germany to the US. However, one challenge has always stayed the same—creating a piece that has an impact on the audience but still remaining true to himself. “I always try to create something through symbols that generate a thought process about the political, culture, violence, the religious or the environment.”

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