Artist Biography

Nector Mejia, born 1977, lives and works in Medellin, Colombia. Nector’s work approaches surrealism from a realistic perspective. His paintings reflect experience in the absence of matieral reality, but still use ordinary objects and scenes filtered through the lens of memory and emotion. What results is images that evoke metaphysics and the surreal, generating in the viewer feelings and sensations that aim to enhance the work itself.

Mejia depicts idiosyncratic experience and dreams in a chromatic atmosphere. The magnificent display of colour and shadow makes a largely empty scene look robust and alive, with every shadow and element of the composoition playing a dynamic role akin to a motion picture; distant in time and no longer corresponding to the present. His work is challenging, pushing the limits of what is known and what is not yet known about our reality, and doing so with such minimal fuss that, despite it’s thematic complexity, you are compelled to quiet calm when engaging with it.

Among his achivements, Nector Mejia has exhibited in New York, Colombia, Blivia, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Spain and France. The artist has represented Colombia at SIART the Biennal in Bolivia in 2009.


BA Arts, Antioquia University. Medellin, Colombia.

BA Arts, Popular School of Arts. Medellin, Colombia.

Anatomy for artists. Eladio Velez School. Itagui, Colombia.

Paint & Draw. Eladio Velez School. Itagui, Colombia.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach Australia

2018 Time is not a simple movement, Galeria Otros 360º, Bogota

2018 SCOPE New York, Galeria Otros 360º, New York

2018 Arte Alto Fair booth, KIAF, Arte Alto



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