An Interview with Herbert Baglione

In conjunction with the exhibition, Obituary, at the Bogota Museum of Contemporary Art, Herbert Baglione has created a photo session as a metaphor for the entire body of work and installation; taking a piece of his blood and saying goodbye to a major portion of his life. As part of the show, Herbert painted with his own blood, and here is the photo session of Herbert getting blood taken on the Museum floor. 

Luca Brasi: Why did you use blood this time?

Basically my work has a strong connection with the death, and of course existentialism. I could do the same paintings on other techniques such as acrylic or oil, but these materials would distance me from the ritual that I seek, that is my essence, it was the same when I started to paint in black and white. What I wanted from this work is to be in deeper contact with things that are lost over the years, due to the speed of information and the market. Our daily habits are colder and we are slaves to sensationalism and in some ways this work also questions that.

Tell us more about the work and contact with your own blood.

It is an intimate work; I did it by the need to creae and lead a new path in my creative process. There is a big difference between the smell of oil paint and smell of your own blood. The perception with the work itself changes. This unfortunately is something that only I could get in touch while painting, and the experience changes to the viewer who sees the live screen and changes even more for the people who see it on the internet or printed in magazines. There is a lot of difference inwanting to show the technique and letting go of what you learned and did for years to try another way. I believe that as an artist, I should not be conditioned to a single path or follow only one style, this is very stimulating for me.

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Opening: HERBERT BAGLIONE “OBITUARY” @ BOGOTÁ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, COLOMBIA

We just got back from Bogota, Colombia for the opening of Herbert Baglione’s museum exhibition, Obituary, at the Bogota Museum of Contemporary Art. Curated by Matt Revelli and FIFTY24MX Gallery, in conjunction with Upper Playground, Sao Paulo based fine artist, Herbert Baglione’s “Obituary” show is a ceremony of dispossession, uprooting and resignation; the circular space of the museum will be intervened with paintings in situ, installations, atmospheres and photography carefully chosen by the artist inviting the viewer to be a part of his “Obituary.” The show also features Herbert’s collaborative photograph series with Fabio Stachi.

In this exhibit Herbert Baglione aims to bury a series of life experiences that have been the inspiration for his previous works to begin a new series of life experiences in an effort to find a fresh focus for his artistic process and vision.

Bogotá Museum of Contemporary Art
Carrera 74, 824-81
Bogotá Colombia
Through August 5, 2012

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Preview: HERBERT BAGLIONE “OBITUARY” @ BOGOTÁ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, COLOMBIA


Curated by Matt Revelli and FIFTY24MX Gallery, in conjunction with Upper Playground, Sao Paulo based fine artist, Herbert Baglione, is set to open the new solo show “Obituary”, at the Bogotá Museum of Contemporary Art in Colombia this Saturday, July 7, 2012. Here, we have our first preview…

Herbert Baglione’s “Obituary” show is a ceremony of dispossession, uprooting and resignation; the circular space of the museum will be intervened with paintings in situ, installations, atmospheres and photography carefully chosen by the artist inviting the viewer to be a part of his “Obituary.”

In this exhibit Herbert Baglione aims to bury a series of life experiences that have been the inspiration for his previous works to begin a new series of life experiences in an effort to find a fresh focus for his artistic process and vision.

Bogotá Museum of Contemporary Art
Carrera 74, 824-81
Bogotá Colombia
Opening reception: July 7, 2012
Exhibit dates: July 7 – August 5, 2012

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Herbert Baglione “Obituary” @ Bogotá Museum of Contemporary Art, Colombia

Curated by Matt Revelli and FIFTY24MX Gallery, in conjunction with Upper Playground, Sao Paulo based fine artist, Herbert Baglione, is set to open the new solo show “Obituary”, at the Bogotá Museum of Contemporary Art in Colombia this Saturday, July 7, 2012.

Herbert Baglione’s “Obituary” show is a ceremony of dispossession, uprooting and resignation; the circular space of the museum will be intervened with paintings in situ, installations, atmospheres and photography carefully chosen by the artist inviting the viewer to be a part of his “Obituary”

In this exhibit Herbert Baglione aims to bury a series of life experiences that have been the inspiration for his previous works to begin a new series of life experiences in an effort to find a fresh focus for his artistic process and vision.

Bogotá Museum of Contemporary Art
Carrera 74, 824-81
Bogotá Colombia

Opening reception: July 7, 2012
Exhibit dates: July 7 – August 5, 2012