In my art, I like to capture beauty and death. I enjoy different Mediums in which allow me to express different ideas about beauty and death. The works I have created have been concerned with ideas of impermanency, not lasting, which we as humans relate to, Death. As an artist and what I envision is that when we die our beauty remains no matter what because in reality our true faces are skulls. This is a fact for us all whether we choose to contemplate about it or not.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Dario was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1975.
Dario Posada’s work has been presented in more than 10 individual exhibitions and over 40 collective ones in Colombia, and outside his native country in the U.S., Germany, Spain and Trinidad and Tobago. After graduating with Master of Fine Arts degree from the National University of Colombia in the 1999, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his postgraduate studies in Arts. He has also received prizes for his work.
Throughout his painting, he shows a sense of urban energy, always present surrounding and manipulating us. His human consciousness and sensitivity has led him to portray in his artwork social issues such as a vulgar version of some of the most important art works in history, with the use of elements that people can distinguish. He tries to awaken the interest of art in all types of social groups.
Master of Fine Arts, National University of Colombia, 1999
Environmental Engineering, University of Antioquia, 1996 – 2000
PhD in “Painting Projects”, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia – Spain 2004 – 2005
Dario’s paintings have been exhibited in many galleries and museums worldwide, Germany, Kenya, Spain, Colombia and USA. He has won many awards for his work and has been invited to auction and donate his paintings by the United Nations, un-habitat, UNICEF, museum of modern art, in the hall of human rights, Siemens Corporation, a-on automation, government of Trinidad and Tobago and many more. Dario has many different art pieces in various public places such as California, Miami-Dade county parks, Europe, Africa and parts of Latin America.
United Nations – Kenya, Africa
Plaza Colombia (park) – Kendall, Florida