Imagine a combination between a furnace and a tornado a forceful blast of energy, whirling, spiraling upwards and away while carrying with it, like Dorothy to Oz, an enchanting, curious, sprightly being, enlivened by the tipsy curviness. This is Cesar Forero for the work that he manifests retains the character of the creator - Cesar seated atop of a creative wave. He moves from painting to sculpture to performance. He is a figure skater, a dancer, a ceramicist, a colorist, a seamstress, and among other roles - a choreographer with a conscience.
The visual work in this series
dates back to the late nineties, a time of transition for Cesar and his
partner Tony who is a medical practitioner. They had moved from Colombia to
Minnesota where Cesar was studying and as the conditions in their homeland
worsened, they decided to launch into a brave new experience - Canada was
their ultimate choice. Cesar's work, saturated with the luscious brightness
of an exotic clime, spilt out of any confines to focus on an indication of
motion. The shapes mix and convolute inwards to become moiré patterns,
oil-slick puddles of converging colors or psychedelic twists of perception.
The shiny stiff grounds set the stage. The movement is captured like a
photogenic pirouette, frozen in mid-stride, walking, falling, making a
transition just as Cesar's life was doing the same.
Multi dexterous and multi tasking, Cesar Forero stirs up a witch's brew of marvelous sensations - perceptual, kinesthetic, intellectual and fantastical.
Copyright © 2007, Julie Oakes