Born in 1956 in Bogotá Colombia, Valero presently has permanent public collections in museums such as, The Musee de la Commanderie d Unet in Tonneins, France; The MOA Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale and The Rayo Museum in Roldanillo, Valle, Colombia.
After studying and perfecting his stylized situational portraiture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Spain. His work concentrates on proportionally exaggerated intuitive aesthetic thinking and his symbolic narratives can be interpreted like poetry.
He has been commissioned for over than 140 portrait and paintings that have been visibly placed around the world and in private collections
His work continues to be published in selected art magazines and reviewed by authoritative internationally acclaimed art critics from first exhibitions in 1972-74, wining his first major prize as a muralist with his painting entitled “ Iniciado Solar “ in 1981. In 1986 his work merited an honorable mention at the contemporary International Art Canter in Paris, France, Receiving the Silver Medal at the International Painting Salon Grand Prix D’Aquitane in Tonneins, France.
About Armando Valero
Columbian, b. 1956