Dario Escobar (born 1971), a conceptual artist who lives and works in Guatemala City, creatively reworks objects from popular games and sports to give them new social and historical meaning. A variety of his paintings, sculptures, and installations use skateboards, soccer balls, cereal boxes, car parts, and bicycle tires to investigate the history and legacies of Modernism in underdeveloped countries such as Guatemala. Through these works, Escobar continues to explore how baroque aesthetics and geometric abstraction dovetail with colonial politics and give shape to Latin American popular culture.
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This program receives generous funding from the Latin Maecenas.