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Art Basel 2018: Colombian Artist JC Cepeda Is Showing How Consumerism Has Impacted Indigenous Groups

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Vitiligo Ambiental (Environmental Vitiligo)/ JC Cepeda

Colombian artist JC Cepeda will be presenting his latest piece titled "Environmental Vitiligo" during Art Basel in Miami. His piece reflects the ways in which consumerism has impacted indigenous groups in the Colombian Amazon.

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Titulo:TRASCENDER(de las serie.SEMANTICA LÓGICA )

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Influenced by his experimental trips into the Colombian Amazon, Cepeda was able to learn about the Yagua tribe, their roots and their falling into decadence through their perceived knowledge of consumerism. According to JC," these tribes have been strongly influenced by money and materialism, creating “vitiligo patches” in their histories."

JC Cepeda is currently exhibiting his works in U.S., Colombia and Singapore and he will be showing his pieces in Spectrum Miami from December 5-9.

He will be holding a body painting session on December 7 at:

Mana Wynwood

2217 NW 5th Avenue @ NW 22nd Street

Miami, FL 33127

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Obra: SHADOWS OF CONQUEST.

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Singapore 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾

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