ORLANDO ADUGELO-BOTERO - ALEGRIA (Joy)
Ethos Contemporary Art would like to introduce Orlando Agudelo-Botero, “Artist”, humanitarian and peaceful soul. His love of the human journey is so eloquently expressed through his body of new works both original paintings and sculpture.
Orlando’s life is truly “An Artist Journey”, self-taught painter that began at age 3. He left the security of his family and homeland in Colombia at the age of 21, moved to US and settled in Laguna Beach, California. His career took off. Galleries from San Francisco to southern California sought to represent Orlando. Private and public collectors, anticipating Orlando’s new body of works each year, began adding paintings to their art collections. The Carter Presidential Library, NBC Corporate Headquarters at the Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Corporation, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, The Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and The Betty Ford Center are among a few.
At his point in his artistic career, Orlando Agudelo-Botero emerged a prolific and truly singular voice in the contemporary art scene. His humanitarian message reached many. In 1988, in a formal ceremony at the White House, Orlando was awarded the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Hispanic immigrant in the United States - the Hispanic Heritage Award.
Ethos Contemporary Art is proud to represent this master artist and creator. This Fall Orlando unveils his ALEGRIA (Joy) Collection, 15 original paintings and 2 sculptures. A body of work to share Joy in times of distress.
“I wanted to create paintings and sculptures that could, potentially remind us of the beautiful elements in all of us; of life itself, of our planet and of our responsibilities in contributing to overall peace in the world, not just for me but for you and for all of us”.