Santiago Lozano

Humanity as a non-viable species, as a failed project.

Born in 1972 in Bogota, Colombia. Dedicated since 2004 to artistic production. My work has been included in the Premio Botero, reviewed by ArtNexus and various other publications, and has been exhibited in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Japan and Singapore. Highlights of his oeuvre include a monumental 8-ton steel sculpture on public display in the Navy Yards of Washington DC, a wall piece in the lobby of the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, USA, and a polished stainless steel piece on display in Dempsey Road, Singapore.

At an ever more rapid pace, the species is devouring the natural resources it needs for its own survival. Unconscionable acts of consumption and utter lack of responsability for the environment have forced a climate change on the planet and a mass extinction that borders on the apocalyptical. At this rythm and if profound mental structures are not changed, our fate as a species is a foregone conclusion. In this exhibition I propose an abstraction of a post-human world, through an arid symbolsim in which surface remnants of our passage: small relics devoid of any context, coherence or explanation yet heavy with pathos.

I allow some hope in the resilient power of nature to recover but I also announce the imminent collapse of many human structures, economic, mental and even physical, if we do not correct our course, and we do it now.