Propeller Member Since 2021
Cesar Forero is a Colombian-born Canadian with a background in architecture, sculpture, painting, and public performance. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramist AIC/IAC. He holds an MA from the Minnesota State University and an MFA from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the director and curator at Truth Gym Gallery and currently sits on the boards at the Temiskaming Art Gallery, in Haileybury, Sculptors Society of Canada and Ontario Society of Artist, in Toronto, the Nipissing Regional Curatorial Collective in North Bay, and Contemporary Art Committee, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario; in which he is the creator and current president. His artworks and performances have been shown worldwide and stand in public and private collections. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and German. As a hobby, Forero cultivates a passion for bonsai.
This project takes this historic moment in our society to clothe it with optimism. Characters that seem to have come from a fable, full of personality, question our actions, social behaviour, and the care of our planet. The virus that attacks us in 2020/21 presents itself differently in each individual. In some people it is completely asymptomatic, and goes unnoticed; in others, it is terribly aggressive and deadly. In the current context, plants and animals seem to be strengthening and reclaiming their space, while humanity instead is forced to bow down to a virus superior to our technology and scientific advances. Perhaps life itself is teaching us to have a more humble, respectful, and collective behaviour. It seems as if nature is teaching us a lesson in nobility.