César Santafé, a Colombian kinetic cubist, discovered that his vocation was painting when he was eighteen and travelling through the Canary Islands. Although he studied engineering in Spain, César moved to the arts and studied at the Fine Arts School and the Institute of Popular Culture in Cali. For him, the greatest painter of all time is Leonardo da Vinci, whose modern-day equivalent takes the form of Picasso. His paintings come not from rational thought, but from the gut, shaped by desire.
César’s work has been shown in about two dozen exhibitions, including three individual shows. He has also received a number of honors; he was selected at the Salon de Octubre at the Cali Chamber of Commerce, and at the XXVI Salon Nacional in