sábado, 10 de julio de 2010

Pintores Guatemaltecos - Breves Reseñas de Pintores Naif - I

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ABRAHAM BATZIN NAVICHOC
Abraham Batzin Navichoc was born in 1964 in San Pedro la Laguna, Solola, Guatemala. He is one of the best known of the Art Naïf artists of Guatemala. His work has an original style which plays on traditional themes inherent in Mayan culture. He says in particular, "it is my mother and the female energy that has been my inspiration." Mr. Batzin has studied at universities in Guatemala and Mexico and has a PH.D. in media studies. Mr. Batzin is known for introducing the vista aerea style of painting, in which one sees the world from a "bird's eye view" or aerial perspective.

Mr. Batzin is committed to supporting social causes that help improve the lives of the Maya. He helps with schools for children with limited opportunities and the Fundación Hábitat para la Humanidad (Habitat for Humanity). He is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemalan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS
1997 La Casa Verde, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
1997 La galería Árbol de Dios, San Salvador, El Salvador
2001 Academia Marmeon, Chicago, IL
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
RECOGNITIONS
1994 Primer Lugar IX Biennial de Arte País
1997 Tercer Lugar Certamen Arturo Martinez
2002 Tercer Lugar XII Biennial de Arte País




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EFRAIN CHACACH CHALI
Efrain Chacach Chali is one of the emerging artists from Comalapa, Guatemala. His paintings portray real life episodes and are known for the movement, figures, detail and composition. Mr. Chacach is one of the artists represented in the book.

EXHIBITIONS
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 American Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT


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ANTONIO IXTAMER C.
Antonio Ixtamer C. was born in 1968 in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala. His work as a young artist was noted for its beauty. His paintings with themes of "La Violencia" are the result of his experiences that occurred during the civil war. He was deeply affected by the violent death of his neighbor in broad daylight during. He has been able to express his feelings about these experiences in his works. He is particularly known for his portraits and scenes of Mayan customs. Mr. Ixtamer is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemelan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS
2003 Pyrus Collection Gallery, Park City, UT
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 American Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
RECOGNITIONS
The National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute: Painting part of collection



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ANTONIO COCHE MENDOZA
Antonio Coche Mendoza was born in 1968 and lives in the Guatemalan Highlands. He began painting when he was a child with crayons and temperas and at 6 years old won the first prize in painting in primary school. In 1980 he began painting scenes of his village in oil. Antonio He is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemalan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS
San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala
Miami, USA
2003 Pyrus Colleciton Gallery, Park City, UT
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 American Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
Santiago, Chile




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JULIAN COCHÉ MENDOZA
Julian Coché Mendoza was born in 1975 in a small village in the highlands of Guatemala. His first teacher of art was his brother, Antonio Coche Mendoza. He continued his studies in Guatemala City and graduated from the National School of Art (ENAP) in 1999 with a bachelor degree in art.

AWARDS
2003 Pyrus Colleciton Gallery, Park City, UT
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 American Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
RECOGNITIONS
1998 First place in mural painting, ENAP. Guatemala City, Guatemala.
1998 First place in artistic painting, ENAP. Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2001 Young Artist Award, France Embassy, Guatemala City
2002 First place, 2002 Celebration of the Earth's Day by the Solar Foundation.


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OSCAR PEREN
Oscar Peren has won many national and international prizes. He has exhibited in Switzerland, China, Germany, Sweden, Norway and the United States. He is famous for his painting of the "Guatemala Bus". Mr. Peren was inspired by Mayan legends and his father's story telling in his early paintings.. He also began to incorporate his youthful adventures into themes for his paintings: serenades, parties, old time jails. For Mr. Peren, a beautiful painting is a message without words. He is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemalan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS
1991 Convento Santa Clara, Antigua, Guatemala
1991 Gallería de Arte Integrado, Los Nazarenos
1992 VII Bienal de Arte Paiz
1992 VII VII Festival Hispano-Guatemalteco de Arte y Cultura
1992 XXV Aniversario Instituto Experimental Francés, Julio Verne Cultura
1993 Galleria de Arte EL Dzunun
1994 Exposicion al aire libre en parque de Antigua Guatemala
1994 Exposicion Museo de Santigao de los Caballeros, Antigua, Guatemala
2003 Pyrus Colleciton Gallery, Park City, UTA
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 American Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
AWARDS
1994 Winner of competition at the Granser/Swedish Cooperative Centre, Guatemala City, Guatemala
1995 Second Place, Radio Ciros: Concurso Dia del Padre, Guatemala
1996 Invited to participate in traveling exhibit to Europe with Presidente Vinivio Cerezo
1996 Concurso de la Bienal de Arte País
1988 First Place, Concurso DF, representing Guatemala in Germany
1989 Exposición Itinerante, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo País, Guatemala






MARIO GONZALEZ CHAVAJAY
Mario Gonzalez Chavajay is known for his scenes of Mayan village life. Mario Gonzalez Chavajay was invited to the opening of the Smithsonion National Museum of the American Indian in 2004.

EXHIBITIONS
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 American Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
Festival of Sacred Art, Madrid, Spain.
PAINTING NAME
Susta Cauzado de Serpeinte




JOSÉ ANTONIO PUR GONZALEZ
José Antonio pur González is well known for his scenes of daily life and festive traditions. He depicts scenes with thematic realism, drama, and contrasting color and light-chiraroscura-creating mysteriously charged atmospheres. Mr. Jose Antonio pur González is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemelan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS
2003 Pyrus Colleciton Gallery, Park City, UT
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 American Embassy, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT






PAULA NICHO CUMEZ
Paula Nicho Cumez is one of the most well recognized of the Mayan women artists. Ms. Paula Nicho was deeply influenced by her Mayan traditions and love of nature. She has been a leader among Mayan women artists and was a central figure in surreal movement in Mayan women's art. She uses her excellent background as a weaver to influence her painting style. In one of her paintings you will see that the mountains are made up of intricate weaving patterns. Ms. Nicho Cumez says that many of the ideas for her paintings come from her dreams and are transformed into magical surreal works of art. Ms. Paula Nicho is receiving international recognition. She is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemelan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS
1997 Between Light and Shadow: Mayan Women In Transition, University of Berkley, CA
1998 Women Painters from Guatemala, Somar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Flying Monkey, Fireworks and Fiestas, Group Show, Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
RECOGNITIONS
2003 La Mujoer Comadrona, Salud y Desarrollo Human, Bancafe, Guatemala
2003 Orden Nacional del Patrimonio Cultural, Guatemala
2004 Ms. Nicho Cumez was the only Mayan women invited to participate in the opening ceremonies of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute
The National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute has one her paintings in their collection




EDGAR OSWALDO PEREN TUBIN
Edgar Oswaldo Peren Tubin was born in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala in 1971. He began to paint in 1985. The subject of his paintings are Maya traditions and legends and scenes of his village.

Mr. Edgar Peren's most famous work, El Recrió, was published and distributed internationally by UNICEF.

EXHIBITIONS
Inguat, Guatemala de las Capitanes, Antigua, Guatemala
Hotel Dona Luisa, Antigua, Guatemala
Convento Santa Clara, Antigua, Guatemala
Galeria de Arte Integrado Los Nazareno, Guatemala
VII Bienal de Arte País, Guatemala
Exposición Privada ex ministro de Económica, Guatemala
Exposición Galería de Arte El Dzunun, Guatemala City
Exposición al aire libre, Parque Antigua, Guatemala
Exposición Chimaltenango, Guatemala



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ANGELINA QUIC IXTAMER
Angelina Quic Ixtamer was born in 1972 in Guatemala. Ms. Angelina Quic began painting with crayons, water colors, and temperas at the Primary School. In 1992 she began to paint with oils on canvas and participated in various national exhibitions.

EXHIBITIONS
1997 Mercado de Artesanía of the Guatemalan Tourist Organization
1999 Fair of San Juan La Laguna
1999 United States Embassy, Guatemala City
2002 Italian Institute of Guatemala
2002 Palace of Culture in Guatemala City
2003 Pyrus Collections, Park City, UT
2002 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT




JOSE REANDA
José Reanda, a self taught artist lives in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala and is well known for his painting of portraits, Mayan customs and scenes of villagers working in the fields. He has been included in exhibitions in Guatemala and in severals cities in the United States including Austin, Texas and in Miami, Florida.

EXHIBITIONS
Belle Artes, University of San Carlos, Guatemala
Inguat, Nacional Palace, American Embassy, Guatemala
Canning House Gallery, London, England
Casa de la Cultura, Madrid, Spain
2003 Pyrus Collections, Park City, UT,
2003 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT







NICOLÁS REANDA QUIEJU
Nicolás Reanda Quieju is known for his portraits and scenes of Mayan village life. He has had many exhibitions in his own country of Guatemala and in the Americas and Europe. He is one of the artists represented in the book, Arte Naïf: Contemporary Guatemalan Paintings, UNESCO/Fundación País, 2001.

EXHIBITIONS
1980 Instituto Cultural de la Condes, Santiago de Chile
1981 Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian of Santa Fe, New Mexico
1982 Museum Anthropology Primitive Art, New York
1983 Stanislaus County Municipal Court of Modesto, California
1991 Edificio Lee, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
1992 Museum of Art Contemporary, Québec, Canada
1994 Banco Alemán de Miami, Florida
1995 Conelleria de Cultura, Alicante, Spain
1995 Fundacién Cultural CAM, Benidorm, Spain
1995 Sala Arts Natura et Mundi, Barcelona, Spain
1995 Centro Cultural Dr. Madrazo, Ayuntamiento de Santander, Spain
1996 The Heard Museum of Phoenix, Arizona
1996 Casa de la Cultura de Ayuntamiento de Tórrelo dones, Madrid, Spain
1997 Arts and Crafts Fair, Jerusalem, Israel
1999 La Coseca Folk Art Clothing Boutique, "Spirit of the Maya", Austin, Texas
2002 Sunday at St. Michaels, Tucson, Arizona
2003 Pyras Collections Gallery, Park City, UT
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
RECOGNITIONS
His work is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona
Mayan Life: Source and Symbol: The Paintings of Nicolas Reanda Quieju by Margaret Archuleta, Albion P. Fenderson, Mary G. Dieterich, Heard Museum.





 


ALEJANDRO WER
Alejandro Wer was born in Guatemala in 1959, and began his studies of art when he was nine years old. In the early 1980's, he was introduced to surrealism when he studied art in Valdivia, Chile. He then went on to exhibit his works in France, Spain and Italy. He later moved to New York City where he attended and graduated from the National Academy as Art and Design. Mr. Wer became affiliated with the, "Couvades Hermanas de América" y "Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos Radicados en New York (GALA)". He is now living in Antiqua, Guatemala.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
1969 Bank of Guatemala
1974 Bank of Guatemala
1979 Mobile, Alabama, USA
1983 Hotel Melillanca, Valdivia, Chile
1988 Profile 88, Madrid, Spain
1990 The Attico, Guatemala
1991 Design Artists Gallery, New York
1993 Federal Building, New York
1993 Training and Development Center, New York
1994 Progress Gallery, New York
1995 Club Hércules, Guatemala
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
1970 Nacional Hemeroteca Of. Guatemala
1971 Junio, Guatemala
1971 Avignon, France
1989 Teramo, Italy
1990 Convent San Jerónimo, Antigua, Guatemala





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FILOBERTO CHALI XOCOP
Filoberto Chali Xocop was born in 1965 in Comalapa, Guatemala. Mr. Chali is famous for his paintings of landscapes and of Mayan traditions. He has had numerous exhibitions in Guatemala, Taiwan, France and Switzerland and has been awarded many prizes.

EXHIBITIONS
2003 Pyrus Collections, Park City, UT
2002 Oasis Café Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT