Updated: Sep 27, 2021
Manizales, Colombia 🇨🇴
In his book "The Power of Intention," internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development Dr. Wayne Dyer says that we should “continuously contemplate yourself as being surrounded by the conditions you wish to produce” to manifest what we desire, Imagine what life will look like once the goal is realized and the joy and satisfaction you will feel.
Since the beginning of the year 2000, Colombia has experienced an unprecedented artistic effervescence. This revolution is taking place in the big cities, outside the museums and art galleries. Street art covers the walls of the country and becomes a real tourist attraction. In the city of Bogota in particular, there is a real craze for this new form of artistic expression. The capital of this country is becoming the "South American Mecca" of urban art and graffiti.
Conflicts that have raged throughout the country, the need to support a lasting peace, corruption, and mixed-race roots are all reasons that transcend the imagination of many talented artists. Art heals the wounds of a long-standing conflict, according to many of them. It has become a way to break the spiral of violence in the poorest neighborhoods of large cities. The ambient gloom gives way to a warm welcome. Art is received as a beautiful way to break with a difficult daily life.
Finally, the cities of Colombia are the scene of new artistic and cultural innovations that reach an increasingly large audience. These paintings and murals are a form of collective therapy where colors take over the deep inequalities that still structure the country.⠀