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After two months voting by the public and the verdicts of over 20 judges, here are the results of the Latin UK Awards 2017 in the Arts categories.
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Inaugurated this month, an exciting new mural by Argentine artist Patricio Forrester has been unveiled on a large wall in the Deptford Arena on the New Cross Road. Forrester has lived in the area for many years, and is very well known for his landmark murals in Deptford, New Cross and Telegraph...
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Chilean-born Alex Vargas, a multidisciplinary and multifaceted artist resing in London. A the age of nine, Alex joined a troupe of clowns performing on television in his native Santiago of Chile, and then went on to study Fine Arts in Chile and Barcelona, Spain where he lived for a decade painting...
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Fernando Guibert (father), was one of Argentina's most recognised poets and artists until his death in 1983. Fernando D Guibert (son) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1957, where he taught and lectured before arriving in London in 1989. Since then he has lived and worked in London as an...
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As the ground-breaking work of 20th century Cuban painter, Wifredo Lam, one of the finest artists of his time, takes over London’s Tate Modern, Londoners have a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in Lam’s spiritual world, full of Afro-Cuban mysticism. Lam's work pays homage to the island’s...
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Part of the presidential state visit was s atop at Pedro Ruiz's (Colombian painter, Bogota.1957) exquisite show "Oro, Spirit and Nature of a Territory", a travelling exhibition of 33 miniature works, where spectators are challenged to look through multifaceted layers that unveil a...
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One of Cuba’s most well-known contemporary artists, Armando Mariño studied in Havana, now lives and works in New York and exhibits all over the world. Now in London showing his large scale works rooted within the stories of migration that many including Cubans have undertaken - enormous and...
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We are used to celebrating the great Latin artists who are brought to exhibit their work in London, but what about the plethora of talent bred or residing in the UK? London’s Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities are well into their second and third generations. Some came here decades...
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Although present in many different Brazilian cities, pixação (often spelt ‘pichação in official accounts) is most closely identified with São Paulo. In this ‘city of walls’, pixação is everywhere. No building or wall is inaccessible to the spray cans or the latex paint of the pixadores, who treat...
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The contribution of Colombian immigration to UK culture is impossible to ignore. As far back as 1975, Guardian writer Richard Williams described the Monday night when salsa king Héctor Lavoe took to the stage in a grotty London pub full of Colombians and, “for a couple of hours it seemed like the...
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To mark the UK’s dedicated ‘Year of Mexico’, Latino Life celebrates the work of the 10 hottest Mexican artists right now, who have- or will be- delivering exhibitions across the country in 2015. From Tate Modern commissions to self-taught ceramicists, our round-up highlights the best of Mexico’s...
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Passionate about promoting Latin American Art, independent art advisor and curator Sandra Higgins opened her own gallery to do it. Latinolife went to talk to a woman on a mission.
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Throughout Latin America street art has been a fundamental form of both personal and socio-political expression for many years. From radical propaganda to light humour, Latin America’s abundance of eclectic street art is prominent in the global art scene. There is a predominant influence of...
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