Artists’ Space 2 is for Colombian artist Omar Castañeda.
Omar Castañeda is a Colombian artist based in London for 10 years now. His work involves different aspects about society, history and food. Most of his artworks are made with food or food derived materials. Omar works in the Thames Barrier Print Studio, near Greenwich, making several screen printings. Some of the prints are eatable, and he gives them to the public during the presentations of his exhibitions. He also works in painting, performance and installations. He is founder of artist group Food of war, an international collective who works around alimentary problems and changes of alimentation in war territories. Also, they speak about the wars created for agriculture or alimentary reasons.
Since I was a baby and my father encouraged me to take that road.
What do you think is your role in contemporary art?
Nowadays, it’s difficult to think about artist roles in contemporary art, I guess only history would say it at the end what I did and how important my role was.
4 artists who inspire you.
My father, Andy Warhol, Picasso and Damien Hirst.
What is your favourite food?
Huevos rotos (Eggs with fries)