The landscape of these paintings reminded me of the happy moments of my childhood. When I first saw them, I was overtaken by a feeling of profound happiness and was moved to tears.
With work that invokes a surreal expanse of reality, John Jader Bedoya creates a niche in the world of contemporary art that elects to expand its message beyond the two-dimensional scale of paint and canvas. Using a mix of organic mediums, from earth and sand to ash and rubber, he produces art that is tangible and touchable. Each work is an expression of bodily involvement. By manipulating texture, Bedoya is able to communicate his vision of a landscape in transition.