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Dario Escobar

Guatemalan, b. 1971

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Dario Escobar

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Guatemalan, b. 1971

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Biography

Conceptual artist Dario Escobar’s large-scale installations made from sports equipment are not purely about play: Escobar uses these popular recreational objects to look at Guatamala’s history and culture in a global context. In this vein, Escobar’s work famously uses common and mass-produced materials (like motor oil, bicycle tires, or soccer balls) in conjunction with traditional Guatemalan artisanal techniques and mythological references. Escobar modifies and shapes these found objects and artifacts of material culture into abstract forms that belong to two time periods simultaneously, as in his “Quetzalcoatl” pieces (2003) that turned steel and vulcanized rubber into primordial biomorphic forms.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Conceptual artist Dario Escobar’s large-scale installations made from sports equipment are not purely about play: Escobar uses these popular recreational objects to look at Guatamala’s history and culture in a global context. In this vein, Escobar’s work famously uses common and mass-produced materials (like motor oil, bicycle tires, or soccer balls) in conjunction with traditional Guatemalan artisanal techniques and mythological references. Escobar modifies and shapes these found objects and artifacts of material culture into abstract forms that belong to two time periods simultaneously, as in his “Quetzalcoatl” pieces (2003) that turned steel and vulcanized rubber into primordial biomorphic forms.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Dario Escobar
Articles Featuring Dario Escobar
Trendspotting at PINTA New York
Nov 13th, 2013
Trendspotting at PINTA New York
The Art of Table Tennis
May 17th, 2013
The Art of Table Tennis
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