Alvaro Daza


Short critique on Alvaro Daza’s art works by NATALIYA GIUMIUSHLIU, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Alvaro Daza’s paintings left profound impression on me when I first discovered them at a Latin American art exhibition in Beijing, where his works were undoubtedly the most remarkable exponents in the art gallery. However it is not easy to point out my favorite one; each of the paintings has a magnifying effect on my eye, my mind and soul.

The series of forest are big horizontal canvases that portray a forest divided in two visual symmetrical parts by a path, which is the only hint of human being existence in the composition. The paintings draw impression of something in-between reality and fairy tale or even a Paradise, a different reality that is so near and yet so far away. The Forest appears in different time of the day and in various tempers. The Forest is the inner world of the artist, the master, the wise man who had perceived the true harmony and reflected it on his canvases. The massive dimensions of these paintings, forest panoramas, if I may say so, endow us with opportunity to penetrate it, allow us to immerse with it and become a part of its spirit, of its absolute Harmony. “Nudity” of these virgin forests takes us back to our origins, to Mother Nature, which makes it hard to forsake Daza’s world, thus the Forest stays in our hearts forever.

Series of colorful abstract paintings enchant me with its inner motion, signature light, combination of straight and curvy lines and forms. Unlike many other contemporary artists’ works, Daza’s combination of straight and curvy strokes and shapes do not create a conflict, resistance or dichotomy, rather it unites both in peace and coherence. It’s a play of colors, lights and geometry… it’s a pure balance of symmetry and asymmetry. Vibrant curvy brushstrokes on a painting like «Dancing Under» remind me of ripples on a lake, which connect it to the nature and the Universe, two important topics in Daza’s works.

Daza painter and Daza sculptor is one Daza, because he pursues the same aspirations doing both: harmony, balance, positive energy, idyll and universe. He brings light to the world and let people enjoy it with him. He draws Life, thus his art is philosophy. His language is universal, therefore people from everywhere can understand it only if they use their hearts.

Art Critic
St. Petersburg, Russia



Projects & Collaborations




    February – International Fair in Mexico City, Mexico

    March – Dubai Art Fair, Dubai

    November – International Fair in Shanghai, China


    2021 – Great Exhibition at the Palace of Culture and Fashion Medellin, Colombia

    2021 – Sharing the Beauty Retrospective Exhibition, China and Latin America, Beijing, China

    2021 – Exhibition and Representation, by Artidute Art Gallery, Singapore

    2020 – The 10th International Exhibition of Traditional Fine Art, Shanghai Art Collection Museum Shanghai, China

    2019 – Art Gallery Alvaro Daza en Caracol purpura, Mexico City, Mexico

    2019 – Circulo Azul Gallery, Coyoacán, México

    2018 – Mi Mundo de Color, CDMX National Lottery of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

    2018 – Por Amor al Arte, Galería Turquesa, Cancún, México

    2016 – Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art, China Art Museum, Shanghai

    2016 – Magic and Reality. Millennium Monumental Gallery, Beijing, China

    2015 – Red Dot Art Fair, Victoria Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

    2015 – ARTMED 2015 (International Art Fair), Medellín, Colombia

    2015 – X Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy

    2015 – 18th Beijing International Art Fair, Beijing, China

    2014 – ARTMED 2014, Medellín, Colombia

    2014 – Eroticism, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2014 – ICS 6th Annual Charity Auction, Shanghai Silport Golf Club, China

    2013 – Viarte 2013 International Exhibition, Medellín, Colombia

    2013 – Exhibition, Rainbow Art Gallery, Shanghai China

    2012 – 17th Guangzhou International Art Fair, Guangzhou, China

    2012 – Shanghai Art Fair 2012, Shanghai, China

    2011 – Canton International Art and Collection Fair, Guangzhou, China

    2011 – Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

    2011 – Art Shanghai 2011, Shanghai, China

    2010 – FIARTE 1st International Art Exhibition, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    2010 – Satellite Art Show, Miami, Florida, USA

    2009 – Libro International Contemporary Artists vol No1

    2009 – Satellite Art Show, Miami, Florida, USA

    2009 – Concurso Escultura Hito Bicentenario, Antofagasta, Chile

    2009 – Museo El Castillo, Medellín, Colombia

    2007 – Neomundo Convention Centre, Bucaramanga, Colombia

    2007 – Galería Distrital, Barranquilla, Colombia

    2006 – Galería Emerald Art, Cartagena, Colombia

    2004 – Free Art, Galveston, Texas, USA

    2005 – Galería de Arte Claustro, Santo Domingo Embajada de España, Cartagena, Colombia

    2006 – Galería Emerald Art, Cartagena, Colombia

    2003 – Radisson Art Gallery, Panama City, Panama

    2002 – Night Live Gallery, Saint Thomas, USA

    2002 – Gallery La Scala, San Diego, California, USA

    2002 – Gallery Brickell Square, Miami, Florida, USA

    2001 – Estudio Abierto, Cartagena, Colombia

    2001 – 2005 – Tensho Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

    2000 – Gallery Schwartz and Martínez, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

    2000 – Gallery Galaxy d´Art, Manhattan, New York, USA

    2000 – Solo Show Hotel Santa Clara, Cartagena, Colombia

    1999 – Solo Show Centro Andino Paseo de la Cultura Esculturas Bogota, Colombia

    1998 – Solo show Alcaldía de Medellín Exposición Medellin, Colombia

    1998 – 2001 – Solo show Pintura o Escultura Galería VIP Aeropuerto, Cartagena, Colombia

    1997 – Galería Enrique Navas, Bogotá, Colombia

    1994 – Galería Fundación Banco del Estado, Popayán, Colombia

    1992 – Galería FENALCO, Bogotá, Colombia

    1991 – Galería 11, Alicante, Spain

    1989 – Galería Carrión Vivar, Bogotá, Colombia

    1985 – Galería Eventos Especiales, Bogotá, Colombia