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Bolivan Artist Introduced in Seoul
Bolivain Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque de Taboada

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Bolivia and South Korea, a number of cultural and other events are either being planned or will be held soon.

One interesting cultural project is Bolivian Embassy's efforts to introduce one of its noted artists to the local Korea people.

The contemporary Bolivian painter, Roberto Mamani Mamani, is being introduced to the Korean folks at "88 Art Gallery" in Seoul.

A total of 15 works of art are currently on the exhibition under the theme of "The Creation of Heaven and Earth."

The exhibition, held on Sept. 10, 2015, will run until Sept. 17, 2015. The art exhibition was arranged by the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Seoul.

Along with the Bolivian artist, a Korean artist Hong Min-Tae is also participating in this exhibition as a guest artist.

The opening ceremony was held at 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2015.

Bolivain Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque de Taboada introduced both artists to the audience gathered at the exhibition.

Mamani has won numerous national and international awards. His paintings are known for vibrant colors and for the intense emotions.

His paintings contain many significant elements including the Andean views and culture.

The colors the artist uses have specific meanings and represent parts of his culture and the folklore and beliefs of his people.

The Korean artist, Hong, pretty famous among the local Koreans, went through the graduate school of Hongik University, the best art school in South Korea. His major was the Western oil paintings.

Hong was decorated with numerous awards including the “Ministry of Culture and Sports Prize he received from the "36th Korea Modern Art Contest."

Hong took part in a number of solo or group exhibitions including the "France Grand Palais (Independent) Invitation Exhibit," and the " France Louvre Museum SNBA Invitation Exhibit ."

Hong has become the first artist in the world who makes abstract works using the nail.

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