Pablo Zapata

Pablo Zapata is an artist based in Colombia, whose vibrant work aims to use color, texture, and language to create a unique, self-reflective perspective-engaging moment for the viewer. Zapata captures a single moment that can intertwine positive emotions, like hopefulness and happiness, and negative ones like anxiety and anger. Due to this delightful ambiguity, Zapata continuously seeks to transfigure reality into one that goes beyond the light into a timeless one. His work conveys simplicity and peacefulness, with different shades of one color over one base color. This technique is the secret to his excellent luminous effect. Zapata’s emphatic use of chiaroscuro evokes dawn and twilight and the romantic atmosphere of his paintings.

Zapata uses the moon in some of his works as an aesthetic and poetic message conveyor of our state of affairs and to challenge the viewer to dig deeper into the meaning of his artwork. His philosophical and conceptual message is highlighted by the intense colors that create atmospheric abstracts using simple forms of a creamy texture.

Zapata uses vast monochromatic fields that are punctuated by one or two thin, vertical lines showing his extraordinary motor control and talent. Zapata has exhibited in Colombia and the USA.