Walter Cano Cruz

I would like the viewer to be fascinated, seduced and taken to a more vibrant and exotic world…. I believe the viewer must be captivated yet intrigued with an ongoing interest.

Walter Cano Cruz, born in 1985 in Pitalito Huila is one of Colombia’s leading figurative painters, who now resides in Medellín, Colombia. Cano began drawing at an early age, always sketching on any available scrap piece of paper. In his teenage years he became accomplished in oil painting. At around the age of 20 he perfected his knowledge and technique in the art of airbrushing. In 2011 he was featured in the international art magazine “Airbrush Step By Step”, Germany. In the following year he was featured as one of the most prominent artists to watch in “Airbrush Step By Step” Latin America. In November 2013 he participated in the V1 International (Visual Arts Festival), Colombia, an event where the top 300 global artists were hand picked by internationally acclaimed art critics.

Cano is a vigorous and creative artist, who works with live models and is constantly experimenting with cutting-edge techniques. He strives to stimulate the viewer and dazzle their senses by creating the most sensual female forms with the most technically advanced airbrushing techniques. Cano’s passion is to arouse the senses with particular emphasis on setting a mood and atmosphere. His hyper-realist technique and ability to create images of striking yet elegant globally female figures and has enabled him to create a worldwide fan base.

Cano’s recent use of sharp fluorescent paint with an luminous finish, dripping down his subjects visage, gives Cano’s paintings a multi-dimensional layer and heightens the beauty and mystery of his subjects. He has achieved his desire to perfect the female form, creating a sensual illusion with a dynamic and contemporary lacquer finish. The results are captivating, an experience where the viewer is transported into a mesmerizing world: The world of Colombia’s Magical Realism (Realismo Mágico).