"Gigantes de los Andes"

Gobernor's headquarters, Bogota, Colombia
acrilyc on brick, 17 x 10 meters, each.
Murals of wax palms, Colombia's national trees.

"Gigantes de los Andes II"

Colombian consulate, New York.
Oil on canvas, 3 x 3 Mts.
Palmas de cera, arbol nacional de Colombia

Public art humanizes cities making them kinder, taking art out of museums and galleries and reaching people that otherwise wouldn’t have much contact with it, giving them the opportunity of establishing a certain communication with other spectators, creating a feeling of appropriation of public spaces.

"H2O = Life"

Yonkers, New York.
Acrilyc on brick, 8 x 13.5 Feet.
Public art mural

"Bamburrito"

Party animals, Washington D.C.
Acrilyc on fiberglass sculpture
D.C. commission for the arts and humanities

"You are what you eat"

Pandamania, Washington D.C.
Acrilyc on fiberglass sculpture
D.C. commission for the arts and humanities
Ocean City, Maryland.
Acrilyc on fiberglass sculpture
Arte publico en Ocean City, MA.

"Tropical Bird"

"Metamorphosis"

Washington D.C.
Art walk
D.C. commission for the arts and humanities

"Metamorphosis"

Washington D.C.
Art walk
D.C. commission for the arts and humanities

"Inmaculate Conception"

Stained glass.
Music Conservatory, ibague, Colombia.
Vidriera enplomada

"Hotel Victoria Regia"

Stained glass.
Bogota, Colombia.
Plafon de vitrales

"Hotel Bogota Royal"

Stained glass.
Bogota, Colombia.
Vitrales

"Hotel Casa Medina"

Stained glass.
Bogota, Colombia.
Vidrieras artisticas

"Hotel Casa Medina"

Stained glass
Bogota, Colombia
Vitrail

"Roseton"

Stained glass
Bogota, Colombia
Vidrios emplomados

"Plafon"

Stained glass
Bogota, Colombia
Leaded glass

"Cometas"

Stained glass
Bogota, Colombia
Vidrios de colores

"Cometa"

Stained glass
Bogota, Colombia
Colored glass

PUBLIC ART

Murals, stained glass windows, sculptures

by Juan Bernal

 

Public art humanizes cities making them kinder, taking art out of museums and galleries and reaching people that otherwise wouldn’t have much contact with it, giving them the opportunity of establishing a certain communication with other spectators, creating a feeling of appropriation of public spaces.

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Stained glass windows are composed of small pieces of colored glass, arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together by strips of lead.

This technique is considered an art and a craft, many leadlights have withstood the test of time and remained substantially intact since the late middle ages. Conceived initially as church windows, depicting narratives from the Bible, today they are used in commercial buildings and luxury homes incorporating geometrical and vegetal motifs.

Instead of reflecting light like most works of art, with leadlights we perceive the rays of light that pass through the windows directly, they travel across space producing colored projections on the surface of floors and walls, constantly changing according to the sun’s location, constituting a real kinetic art form.

Glass is made by fusing sand, lime and soda at over 1.500 degrees Celsius, mixture which in turn solidifies at 800 degrees. Its molecular structure is similar to that of a liquid, which allows it to let light pass through.