Orlando Agudelo Botero
Orlando was born in the Andes Mountains of Colombia, South America in 1946 into a family of twelve. He has lived and worked in the United States for more than three decades, dividing his time between California, Florida, and Hawaii. Creating images drawn from his psyche, his deftly drawn forms radiate an uncanny aura and sensual richness which appeal to our deepest level of consciousness. His recurring themes of personal growth, education, family, spirituality, his love of music as well as the exploration of life itself attest to his belief in the educational and healing powers of art.
In works that transcend all barriers, Orlando Agudelo-Botero gives form to his inner-most feelings and insights with manifestations that are not meant to be merely visually pleasing, but to engage the viewer, to inspire and to provoke a dialogue concerning humanity’s evolution and our place in the universe.
Orlando Agudelo-Botero was the recipient of the White House Hispanic Heritage Award in the Arts, and contributed as a Trustee of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. For the past four years his artwork has inspired the sets of the Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony. Heroic-sized, 28-foot recreations of his artwork were created for the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and was broadcast nationally by NBC. His work is held in many important collections, both private and public, and his art is exhibited world-wide.