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Crystals are used by Mauricio Bentez to create unique pieces for some of the biggest names in the world. Colombian artist Mauricio Bentez told AS Colombia
“I am a dreamer, an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience. “I am an empiricist because I do not pursue a certain work within the framework of research. Since the mind creates everything.
it’s just karma. Bentez has turned to ꜰᴀᴍᴇ in the art world through a conventional route and is currently drawing specials for some of the biggest names in the sport.
The Colombian artist uses glass and crystal to create paintings and other works that adorn scenes that celebrate memorable sporting events.
Nicknamed “Mr. Bling”, he has produced artwork throughout his career for athletes such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Luka Modric and Lionel Messi.
Mauricio Bentez became famous 10 years ago when on a trip to Medelln he painted a portrait of Lionel Messi.
He has exploited the proliferation of websites to cement the title of Mr.Bling brand because this company was the first to go viral on social networks.
“Messi caused an explosion and then Instagram was born. I started contacting other celebrities and posting what I was doing, he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Shakira, two of his clients he The relationship Mr Bling had with Juan Cuadrado, a countryman who played for Juventus at the same time as Cristiano Ronaldo, was exploited.
According to CR7, Ronaldo was impressed with the crystal artwork the Colombian winger showed him. “He [gives Ronaldo my phone number,” Bentez said.
Then he wrote to me and ordered unique items for his family. Bentez has created a massive work of art honoring Ronaldo’s unbelievable goal for Real Madrid against Juventus in 2018, which won him the Puskas award.
Accordingly, Bentez now considers the Portuguese star one of his trusted clients: “I have been to Italy many times, I have given him work and today I have him among my its relationship.
He recently met Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Luka Modric at the Valdebebas training center, where Real Madrid athletes train.
Each of them received a personalized crystal soccer ball from Bentez, worth more than $1.1 million. Its clientele is not limited to the football community.
For Shakira’s appearance at the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show, he also created a microphone.
In the United States alone, 104 million people watched the show. What’s next for Mr. Bling? The artist’s next big venture is a collaboration with Colombiamoda, a fashion and clothing exhibition in Latin America that runs from July 25 to 27 in Medelln.
While Mr. Bling will be there with his artwork, his long-term goal is to expand his brand and customer base in the United States.
“I wanted to crystallize the hotel lobbies in Las Vegas,” he said. “I want to collaborate with famous artists, have exhibitions on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, and appear on the covers of popular magazines.