Fernando Botero ( April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor born in Medellín, Colombia.
His signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece.
The inflated proportions of his figures are depicted using flat, bright color and prominently outlined forms — a nod to Latin-American folk art.
And while his works include still-life and landscapes, Botero has typically concentrated on his emblematic situational portraiture.
For Botero, the volume of his characters allows him to emphasize and highlight certain features, showing the sensuality of form.
He loves painting and creating sculptures, especially replicas of famous paintings or celebrities.
He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world.
More of Fernando Botero’s whimsical art can be found at https://www.wikiart.org/en/fernando-botero.