With numerous successful exhibitions under his belt Walter Zuluaga is a force to be reckoned with in the world of “Latin America’s Magic Realism.”
Walter Zuluaga was born in 1976 in the city of Pereira, Colombia. He mastered his artistic technique in drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Pereira. From a young age his talent was quickly acknowledged and had sell-out exhibitions in the cities of Armenia, Pereira, Manizales and Medellín.
In 2005 he traveled to Valencia, Spain to begin his studies at the GAIA Art and Restoration Academy. He continued his success with several highly acclaimed exhibitions in Spain and attained European recognition.
By 2008 he completed his art studies in Valencia and furthered his international art education in Madrid at the Arauco Art School of Maestro Muñoz Vera, where he acquired great mastery in hyperrealism. During the years 2008-12 he held a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions in Madrid and Bilbao.
Since 2016, Walter Zuluaga’s work has began to shift through a progressively unreal experience into what is technically referred to as Magic Realism - modern realist paintings which display elements of fantasy or dream-like subject matter. Technically, this movement lies between Surrealism and Photorealism, with its subject often rendered with photographic naturalism.
Those who view Zuluaga’s work cannot help but be amused by his unique humor and working process through the brilliant if idiosyncratic coalescence of a surreal subject matter interwoven into a realistic setting. Zuluaga has created abstract delicacies of intricacy and beauty interwoven into a magical fabric of smooth photographic clarity.
Since 2013, His exhibitions have soared to an unparralled success and his works have become highly desired pieces of magic, sought after by private collectors.