Born in Calí, Colombia in 1955; attended Paris’ L’École du Louvre
Luis Roldán is first and foremost a painter who mixes his own pigments to give importance to the role of artisan in the artistic process. His themes revolve around time and space and where the familiar and domestic environments of Cali, Bogotá, and New York are ever-present. There is elegance, as well as danger in his urbanism, he is an artist perched on an emotional razor’s edge. Roldán has exhibited nationally and internationally for over 30 years. He was awarded two of the most important visual arts awards in the country, the 36 National Exhibition of Artists in 1996 and the Luis Caballero Prize in 2000.