Catalina Leal

Bogotá
Colombia is one of the seven countries that still have bullfights, these are a very bipolar issue that divides people easily: it is a love-or-hate subject. 12 Years ago I had the opportunity to see this small but wonderful world because of my grandfather, a bullfighting fan who lives for this passion. The idea of this set is to recreate and reinterpret one of the most important bulls in bullfighting “El vaca” the bull that “shows the bullfighting masters”.
Bullfights are a very problematic issue that divides people easily: talking about Bulls may be  as controversial as politics or religion, Is a love or hate subject.Understanding the bullfighting takes time and requires practice and knowledge. Many times this passion is acquired and is transmitted from generation to generation, is an art of few but definitely a spectacle that makes hearts beat rapidly.
12 Years ago I had the opportunity to see this small but wonderful world, and it was thanks to one of the people whose heart beats very fast each time a bullfight afternoon was close: a person “fan”, defender of bullfighting and passionate with each “olé”, each “pase por derecha” or every “chicuelina” that was danced in the ring, a person demanding and with so many bullfights over that make it clap was quite an event. This person was my grandfather, a grandfather who dedicated 12 years to teach me to love the bullfighting with the same force that he did My grandfather dedicate some time to study the movements, the moments, the bullfighters and the bulls. But was the bull the actor who was more passionate for. 5 years before his death he decided to thanks to one of the people whose heart beats very fast each time a bullfight afternoon was close: a person “fan”, defender of bullfighting and passionate with each “olé”, each “pase por derecha” or every “chicuelina” that was danced in the ring, a person demanding and with so many bullfights over that make it clap was quite an event. This person was my grandfather, a grandfather who dedicated 12 years to teach me to love the bullfighting with the same force that he did. My grandfather dedicate some time to study the movements, the moments, the bullfighters and the bulls. But was the bull the actor who was more passionate for. 5 years before his death he decided to dream of publishing a book that spoke of the bullfighting passion, which led him write about this topic and leave in physical words that later everyone could read. Looking in the papers I came across a list that classified the bulls according to their behavior, what led me to interest beyond the spectacle but the animal and how my grandfather saw it; a series of names that he gave them according to their behavior and physicist called my attention, what led me to give them a personification to each one of the bulls that he spoke about. A tribute to this person that leave a legacy in me for his passion, a tribute to my bullfighting teacher. my grandfather’s 45 Bulls according to my interpretation.