Juan Fernando Cobo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cobo and the second or maternal family name is Agudelo.
Juan Fernando Cobo Agudelo
Born Juan Fernando Cobo Agudelo
(1959-08-27) August 27, 1959 (age 55)
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Education Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Known for Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking

Juan Fernando Cobo Agudelo (born August 27, 1959, in Cali, Colombia) is a Colombian painter, illustrator, sculptor and cultural promoter, one of the most notable artists of his native region, Valle del Cauca.

Artistic career[edit]

Cobo has lived and worked in places ranging from his native Cali and nearby Bogotá to Quito, Chicago, New York, Tucson and Madrid, something which has given him a broad vision of art. His work has been featured in both group and individual exhibitions since 1977, in Colombia and around the world.

In recent years, he has also edited and directed the online Latin American cultural magazine, PuntoAparte, Gente con Talento. In 2005, he called upon a number of writers and poets from Latin America and Spain to produce a literary anthology about the topic of violence and how it affects women, a particularly significant issue in recent Latin American history. The result was a book titled MUJER, Soledad y Violencia (Literally "Woman, Solitude and Violence"), which he subsequently illustrated.

Current activities[edit]

The artist currently lives and works in the outskirts of Cali, where he devotes his time both to the exploration of painting and artistic materials and techniques. The artist's online magazine has been discontinued as of 2007.

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