Carlos Rojas, Colombian (1933 - 1997)

Carlos Rojas was born in 1933 in Facatativa and studied architecture and arts at the Javeriana and Nacional Universities in Bogota.

Rojas had a successful career and had many individual exhibitions around the world including Japan, the USA, Venezuela, Chile, France, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK, Germany and Brazil.

Carlos Rojas died in 1997. His work has been shown retrospectively at the Museum of Modern Art – Bogota and at the Colombian-American Centre (Centro Colombo Americano) as well as at El Museo art gallery.

Generally known as an “abstract” artist, Rojas also created some of his work in relation to the art of using objects that he found in the street and implementing them into his art – similar in idea to some works created by Antonio Berni the Argentinian artist. It is this side of the artist that is emphasized in the exhibition that is being shown at the Museo Nacional (National Museum) in Bogota.

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