Armando Mesías
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Armando Mesías is a Colombian artist based in Barcelona.


His current body of work explores the studio environment as a metaphor for the passing of time and memory.

The marks, texts and layers on the pieces become a tell-tale for having been born in Colombia, and subsequently moving to different locations across Europe. His painting technique develops from drawing, bringing it to an unexpected scale and dimensions that exalt the impromptu steps of the process. His work reflects on engagement and detachment as a constant confrontation and struggle.


Prosopagnosia is the cognitive disorder in which the ability to recognize familiar faces is impaired.


As we are young we tend to forget more than we remember. This is a natural process of selection of relevant information in which we learn what is important for our life, and thus keep. By the time we reach adult life we don’t forget as much, but our desire to hold on to every memory increases. Our desire for remembering everything is bigger as we realize we’re no longer at the beginning of our life and long to go back to easier times, when every choice was still ours to make. This is a process each of us experiences as individuals, but has it’s parallel in our collective memory, as a society. 





Calle de L'Hospital 91
Barcelona, Spain

t. (34) 687 023 457

Armando Mesías
Cali, Colombia (1986)

BA Industrial Design
Universidad ICESI (Colombia)

MA Illustration
University of the Arts London (UK)

Classical Drawing & Painting
XIX Century Programme
Barcelona Academy of Art (Spain)

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