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The subtleties of Edwin Bixcul

Posted on February - 21 - 2018

Part of the talent that makes artists stand out from the crowd is the underlying subtleties which appear in their art. As the intricacies of the work are not perceived initially, they begin to unravel as the mind of the spectator begins to crack open the puzzle the artist has set for him.  However, through all of this spontaneous mechanism, the work should still retain its aesthetic beauty.

That said, a new Guatemalan artist who fits into that category has joined Scoop Art, and we would like you to know more about his work.

The talented artist Edwin Bixcul has been working nonstop since he first started studying art and his dedication and passion is felt in his consistent and meaningful work. Born and raised in the colorful town of San Pedro La Laguna in Guatemala, surrounded by majestic volcanoes, Bixcul has been interested in the arts since an early age. Inspired by an exhibition that was conducted by the ENAP in San Pedro, Bixcul decided to enroll in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas. While studying drawing, sculpture, engraving and other techniques, his path led him to Cuba through a scholarship presented by the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro.”

Frecuencia II. Courtesy: The Artist

Since his return, Bixcul has become a prolific artist, as well as a respected teacher. In his work, Bixcul adopts a contemporary language and imagery, addressing with a critical undertone pressing social and political matters to highlight troubling conditions in modern Guatemala. While his work is always saying something, it manages to tell it through striking and inviting compositions.

Due to his abilities as an artist, Bixcul has gained the attention of the art world and participated in various exhibitions including two solo shows. His work República Inválida won the first prize at the yearly auction event of Juannio, where the artist commented on the recurrent falsification of formal documents in the country, which leads to other types of forgeries to go unnoticed and uncontrolled, making the legal system lack authority and credibility.

We in Scoop Art invite you to review his work since we consider that you will fall in love with his work as much as we have.

By: Gabriela Martinez de la Hoz

Ausencia II. Courtesy: the Artist