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Edgar Bacalao

Mexican Caribbean native transplanted to the north of the country. Painter, sculptor and engraver, pupil of Carlos Valdez Chay in his native Bacalar, later trained as a painter in the Faculty of Plastic Arts of the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa (2004-2009), forged in the graphic arts in the collective Art Crocodile (2009 -2017) with whom he presented large groups of stamps in Europe, Mexico and the United States. He has articulated in biennials and graphic halls in the country and has presented his work 3 times at the International Fair of Multiple Art (Multiplied art fair) at the auction house Christies in the United Kingdom (2010, 2011, 2012) as well as many other contemporary art fairs and collective exhibitions in Europe: Swab Barcelona (2011) Art Bloom Cologne, Germany (2010). He has been invited a couple of times to the residential program of the city of Suwon in South Korea (2011, 2014) to carry out mural projects. In Mexico he has participated in numerous festivals of public art. Currently dedicated to his personal production and to the direction of the engraving workshop 10/10 ORIENTE.

His work is a constant visual exploration of the affective space using the body as territory and drawing as a mother tongue. Images revealed as the effort to grab a reality in perpetual flight through his theatrical gestures, an untouchable human world abandoned with honey, flowers and shit. His visual verses, shuffle anxiety, pain, enjoyment, desire, fear and loneliness. Sharp dimensions that cut the contours of the human condition as prime nature.

 

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