Born in Pasto, Colombia in 1953, Homero Aguilar received his art training in Cali. When this young painter was 25, he left his homeland to live and work in Paris. With no money or personal connections, Aguilar immediately began painting in order to support himself. His talent was quickly recognized, and he was accepted into more and more prestigious exhibitions throughout France.
In 1980, Homero Aguilar began exhibiting in Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Italy, Venezuela and the United States. His work was also an important part of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota entitled "Nuevas Figuras." Over the years, Aguilar received many awards such as the coveted Medallion of the City of Paris in 1987, as well as the First Prize in the Symbolic Surrealism Competition.
Aguilar cleverly pulls the viewers into his world, and then tricks them into surrendering their reality. He transports the viewers into his strange-yet-familiar world of dreams' reality where there are no limits. A peaceful harmony is created, far from the pains of the day, and he moves the viewers calmly and slowly into the expanded, often breathtaking space where sky and water often combine into liquid plains. In the end, Aguilar's visions offers lessons of hope, and his Light and Perspective move the viewers past their ordinary perceptions into new experiences.
Today Homero Aguilar's work is sought after by collectors all over the world.