‘Dictador Art Masters’ is a unique project born from a visionary place where nothing is impossible. At an old rum distillery is where the story unfolds, and where a group of world-renowed street artists and modern art creators find themselves. What was once an abandoned old building becomes an art laboratory, a distiller of creativity. Hidden away from the largest city by jungle, and over an hour drive from any crowd, it is a covert and largely unknown place to most, and masked by a thick forest of lush palm trees, with only one column of brick visible to the searching eye.
Upon closer inspection, the incredible shapes of the construction become clear and its magnificence takes form. The contrast of pipes, tanks, nooks and crannies and above all, incredible colours give a prodigious impression, spreading out before each and every artist like a blank canvas, limited only by their imagination. At their feet lies not just material of function, but of beauty. There is an imperceptible style in the industrial.
Upon reaching the entrance to the factory, the first element is silence, an evident contrast to the expectation of industrial sounds, of machinery, of work noise by men busy building. Instead, only nature and animals are heard, interrupted by the sudden presence of people.
The sun stands vertically for most of the day, flooding the space surrounding the building with bright light, casting shadows that accentuate the shapes of the architecture. Once in a while, this natural silence is broken by the rumble of engines, or machinery, or a plane flying overhead ready to arrive at the adjacent airport. The deprivation of public crowds, and distracting elements adds to the inspiring nature of the space.
Artists take the place of long gone employees, operating it with a different goal, art, and shifting it into a new dimension. They shape space, and shape time by doing so, making a lasting impression. Having rich experiences to build upon, our industrial contortionists join together to form a process of alchemical transformation, potentially originating some of the most important and most personal works to ever be created.
Not only will this be one of the most interesting places on the urban art global map, but also the most mysterious and elusive one.
A one of a kind project, ‘dictador art masters’ is all about hand picking well, and not-so well-known exceptional street artists, throwing them together into the middle of the jungle, and watching it all go down. Amidst the Columbian rainforest, artists will corroborate creatively, designing, painting, and forming murals and art installations in an old, decommissioned distillery. What happens next is still to come.
The projects goal is about allowing artists of variouos eclectic styles to collaborate in an inspiring, magical place, while they create their pieces inside, outside, and anywhere their creativity takes them. These artists will simultaneously form a unique collection, then removed to be exhibited in selected and prestigious places around the world.
A charitable auction and public viewing will take place at the end of the art tour, and the artwork will be sold off with proceeds going to recognized charitable foundations.