At 87 years of age, Lucy Tejada is one of Colombia grand ladies of art. Most of her work was created decades ago since she has had problems with her sight now for quite some time and she really stopped exhibiting in the 1980s. So it really was about time that a retrospective exhibit of her work was presented again. The exhibit consists of 42 paintings and 38 engravings.
Personally I think her work is excellent and not only when considered historically in relation to the period when she was most productive (the 1950s). However, probably due to her lack of exhibiting over the last few decades, though he name is still revered in Colombia, her work is not perhaps so well known to the general public.
To me she is akin to Remedios Varo or Leonora Carrington although her work reveals a much more south american feel rather than mexican or muralist. I suppose that given that there were very few female latin artists of note during that period it is not unusual to find certain similarities or tendencies in their works.
If you are in Bogota in the Candelaria district I do recommend a visit to this exhibition. It will be very worth your while.
Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation
Calle 10 No. 3-16, Bogota, Colombia
Tel: (+57-1) 282-9491