Artist Biography

Nector Mejia, born 1977, lives and works in Medellin, Colombia. Nector’s work approaches surrealism. 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 individual experiences and dreams in a chromatic atmosphere. The magnificent display of colour and shadow makes a cold scene look vivid, with each shadow an element of the entire composoition. The result; a scene as if in a motion picture, distant in time and no longer corresponding to the present.

Nector Mejia has exhibited in Colombia, Blivia, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Spain and France. Among his achivements, 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