On Art and Aesthetics

Francisco Landazábal

Bogotá-based artist and entrepreneur Francisco Landazábal is the director of World Brokers, a diversified business dedicated to leveraging IT capabilities (particularly data centre services), mitigating global warming (through green energy solutions) and “bringing beauty to everyone” (with fine art initiatives).

Mostly self-taught, Francisco studied in the atelier of Jean Pierre Accault, a French master who used to live in Cartagena, his hometown. Over three decades, the artist has participated in several national and international exhibitions, the latest of which is Art Lisbon (2018).

Francisco recently discussed with me the reputation and true nature of Latin America, communication in the digital age and why he thinks everybody, however they earn their living, must practise art…

Let us begin with your background and education. You were born in Bucaramanga in 1969, studied fine arts in Cartagena, philosophy in Bogotá. Now you pursue your painting practice alongside your entrepreneurial career in Information…

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