Without Title 2 from the Glitch & Landscapes series
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GLITCH AND LANDSCAPE SERIES
It is the first trial of an exhibition that presents the pictorial from a series of drawings and paintings, mostly from image downloads of the Internet or built on a makeshift stage in which landscapes, portraits, pornography or fragments of paintings and sometimes appointments in art history and its formalities. Many of the images have gone through a process known as Glitch generated in digital media when an image lacks data. It is itself a personal approach to current ways of relating: body-screen-mirror. The utopian body, Second Life. From the sample, we curated as In Situ, I generated the following question regarding the production of Salvadoran art. What is more violent in a country like El Salvador, that artists address the issue of violence in their projects? Or to talk about more intimate subjects from their rooms and places of shelter.
MAURICIO ESQUIVEL (1983)
Lives and works in El Salvador.
He graduated in fine arts from the National University of El Salvador. He has made residences in Nicaragua, Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, USA and the UK.
2009 – X Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador; XXXI Pontevedra Biennial in Spain; I International Caribbean Triennial, Dominican Republic
2010 -XXXI Potevedra Biennial, Spain; VI Central American Biennial, Nicaragua; The Change, World Bank in Washington and Paris; Second Exhibition of Latin American Art, Anahuacalli Museum and Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico; I International Triennal of the Caribbean, Dominican Republic.
2011 – Americas Art Fair, Miami; The day we became contemporary in Contemporary Art and Design Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica
2014 – IX Biennial of Central America, Guatemala
2015 – Exhibitions of the Glitch and Landscapes series in Guatemala; in Vienna, Austria with the series Relocating Sal in HilgerBROTKunsthalle Gallery; Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada with the sample Exotic Canada as part of Art in Transit; Videogram at the International Video Art Festival in Bogota, Colombia.
He has realized individual exhibitions in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and USA. His work is part of the collections in the Marte Contemporary Museum of El Salvador, The Theoretical Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Costa Rica, private collections such as Cruz Diez, Sanziany & Palais Rasumofsky in Austria and the World Bank collection. Winner of the El Salvador Young Art Award in 2009 bye CCE/SV. Esquivel was nominated for the scholarships of Cisneros Collection from 2010 to 2014. He was awarded with Honorable Mention at the Awards & Auction, Rosas Botran Foundation at Space Expression Gallery, Miami in late 2015 and his work was acquired by the World Bank in 2017.