The creation of Luis Luna's woven artworks

Preparing for his upcoming exhibition at BEA
June 1, 2018
Luis Luna and Monica de Rhodes observe the details of the artwork as it is being woven.
Luis Luna and Monica de Rhodes observe the details of the artwork as it is being woven.

 It was a wonderful morning visiting Colombian artists Luis Luna and Monica de Rhodes, in the latter's studio in Bogota. Luis Luna is preparing for his upcomimg exhibition in Beatriz Esguerra Art in May, and will be exhibiting a series of works on canvas and paper, that have been deconstructed and again constructed through weaving, with the help of Monica de Rhodes. 

Coffee, which in Colombia is referred to as "tinto" accompanied an animated conversation which included discussions on fibers, tapestries, friendships and old times. 


Tinto time with Monica de Rhodes


Below is a short video showing how these pieces by Luna are created in the loom.



About the author

Beatriz Esguerra

Founder / Director

Beatriz Esguerra founded Beatriz Esguerra Art (previously Arte Consultores) in 2000. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Middlebury College, Beatriz Esguerra returned to Bogota, Colombia and worked for the museology departments of the Gold Museum and the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango-Banco de la Republica. Later she joined Bogota's Museum of Modern Art as the founding Editor in Chief of their quarterly magazine titled ARTE. In the late 1980's , she cofounded and for 12 years codirected Sforza Consultores en Arte, one of the few art consulting firms in Colombia at the time. A citizen of Colombia and the United States, Beatriz Esguerra is completely bicultural, giving her the ability to easily interact with national and international colleagues, clients and artists. 

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