Columbian Master Artist Alex Sastoque
Alex Sastoque, Master of plastic and visual fine arts originally from Colombia South America, graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, his main mentors have been the late Maestro Armando Villegas in Latin America, and the late Maestro Ernst Fuchs, in Europe.
He has exhibited his work and artistic projects in the National Museum of Colombia, Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá, Christie’s New York – Latinoamérica, Phantasten Museum Palais Palffy (Vienna, Austria), Museum of Antioquia, Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá, Congress of the Republic from Colombia, United Nations UNHCR, Cultural Center of Nayarit México, Scope Miami, Moksha Gallery Miami, Colombian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates, Curator 19.90 International Art Project Beirut Lebanon; in conjunction with other Masters in Arts as is; Salvador Dalí, Fernando Botero, Ernst Fuchs, Edgar Negret, Robert Venosa, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Amanda Sage, Retna, Martina Hoffmann, David Manzur, Enrique Grau, Luis Caballero, Omar Rayo, Miguel Angel Rojas, Mark Henson and ,Alejandro Obregón, among others.
Alex Sastoque materializes his work in painting, sculpture, video art and installation, to preserve the legacy of Latin American art and the great Masters of art history. Currently, with his latest works, Master Sastoque contributes to the defense of human rights as a step towards a peaceful existence on a global level.
Since 2007 he has been working on his international artistic and cultural project “Cultivate Peace” with which he intends to turn war weapons into works of art and symbols for peace in the world.
In this sense, he was invited by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia in the years 2012 and 2014 to exhibit his work, “Visionary Art for Peace” in the National Capitol of Colombia, showing in this way his unconditional support for a life free of violence.
In 2015, he received an AK-47 rifle from General (r) Manuel José Bonett and the Colombian Military Forces, which became a cultivation tool and gave life to the sculpture entitled “Metamorphosis” from the series “Cultivate Peace”.
In 2016, Master Sastoque formally presented President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, Nobel Peace Prize 2016, the international symbol of peace “Metamorphosis” as cultural support for peace agreements and the post-conflict in Colombia.
In June 27, 2017, President Juan Manuel Santos publicly delivers the Artwork “Metamorphosis” of the series “Cultivate Peace” by Master Sastoque to Timochenko (Commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) “FARC” as a symbol of disarmament and world peace in the context of the abandonment of arms and the end of the “FARC” in Mesetas, Meta – Colombia.
Sastoque’s Metamorfosis is currently part of the following public and private collections:
- Colección privada del Palacio de Narino, Presidente de la Republica – Dr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, 2016 Bogotá Colombia.
- Colección privada de Ayad Nasser, Pieza adquirida en 2016 Beirut Libano.
- Colección permanente del Museo Militar de Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas de Colombia – Comandante General Juan Pablo Rodríguez, 2017 Bogotá Colombia
- Colección Privada del General (r.) Manuel José Bonett Locarno 2017 Bogotá Colombia
- Colección Privada de Mr. Timochenco (Commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) “FARC ” 2017 , Colombia.
- Monseñor Alirio López , Iglesia Catolica, Bogotá Colombia
- Colección privada, Saeed Husain Al Marzooqi, 2016 Dubai