Vinyl paint on MDF
105 x 100 cm
A048 - 0531
Retired soldier from the National Army of Colombia. Joined at the age of 21, remained in the group for 17 years.
This painting is based on the story about how I was wounded.
We were in Sumapaz, in the path of La Sopa, Cundinamarca.
There was a kid, a guerrilla member, he passed me by and I saw him, but I thought he was with our troops, it was a cloudy day and our camouflage looked black. Their fatigues also looked black. Then I heard a click, I turned around, and there he was, that guerrilla kid, taking aim at me….
He shot me three times, hit me right here on the chest, on the left pectoralis muscle. I took my gun and emptied it on him. If I am going to die, I thought, then we are both going to die, so I really gave it to him. I fell face down, on top of this guerrilla kid, he was bleeding too, his last words were… “I’ll see you in hell”.
That is all I remember…