Bodegas Portia hosts the Ariguani Exhibition of the colombian artist, Willy RamosFriday, September 28th 2018
The exhibition, which stands out for its uniqueness, colour and large size of the works, is mostly located in the barrel-ageing hall and can be visited during winery tours.
Bodegas Portia, as part of its policy to support contemporary art, has inaugurated a new exhibition in its facilities. The Ariguaní exhibition by the Colombian artist Willy Ramos follows the exhibition of works by the Granada-based sculptor, Juan Manuel Robles. The exhibition can be visited during winery tours , which can be booked here.
Ariguaní is an indigenous word that means clear water current. It is the name of a river that is sacred to the Arhuacos, who live in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in northern Colombia. So, it is an exhibition that refers to the light and the energy that these places give off, in which Willy Ramos invites us to stroll through a world of vibrant colours, whether with oils, watercolours, pencil or charcoal, evoking beauty in his paintings, which are light-hearted, exuberant, absorbing and compelling.
Willy Ramos was born in Colombia in 1954 and arrived in Spain when he was fourteen. He graduated in Fine Arts at San Carlos and currently lives in Spain. He has also studied in Barcelona and Italy and is Doctor Cum Laude in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia where he is a a tenured professor. He has had more than two hundred solo and group exhibitions, mainly in Spanish galleries and in the United States, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Germany and Ireland. His works are in the Salvador Allende Museum in Chile, Museo Valledupar in Colombia, the collection of the Banco de la Republica in Bogotá and in the collection of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Mexico City. He has also exhibited in numerous international fairs, including ARCO, ARTBO, Art Toronto, Pinta London, Art Miami, Art Madrid, Toulouse, Marbella, Milan and Parma.
Portia has become a true reference for the world of art in Ribera del Duero since its avant-garde architecture, evinced in the winery building designed by Foster + Partners, brings together different exhibitions of contemporary art in its premises, as well as new gourmet proposals that can be enjoyed in the Triennia Gastrobar. All this without forgetting the main stars: our wines, which have earned widespread international recognition, such as the 97 points recently awarded to our Portia Prima by Decanter Asia. It is a spectacular architectural project, a symbol of avant-garde styles and of the future of the world of wine, where art inspires art.
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