Jose Vega Cuyo

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1958 Born in Huano Turupata, Ecuador
Grew up in the village of Tigua, Chimbacuchu
Lives in Quito


Solo Exhibitions
Casa de la Cultura, Quito
Exedra Cultural Foundation at the Organization of American States, Washington D.C
UNESCO, Paris
Hearst Museum, University of California
Presidential Palace of Ecuador
Mitterand’s Art Gallery, Paris

Group Exhibitions
2003 “The Naןve World”, GINA Gallery of International Naןve Art, Tel Aviv
2004 “Naive Spring” Uri and Rami Nachushtan Museum, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaacov Meuchad, Israel
2006 “Magic Mountains, Mystic Valleys”, GINA Gallery of International Naןve Art, Tel Aviv

Ecuadorian artist Jose Vega Cuyo was born in Huano Turupata in 1958, and grew up in the village of Tigua, Chimbacuchu. When he was a boy, he spent his days working in the fields with his mother and helping his grandmother herd sheep on the pבramo. His work has been exhibited in the Casa de la Cultura in Quito; At Exedra Cultural Foundation at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.; at UNESCO in Paris; in the Hearst Museum at the University of California; and in the Presidential Palace of Ecuador and at the Miterrand’s art gallery in France. He lives in Quito, with his wife and their children, who also paints.

His works still reflect the premiary colors and the exhulting of a pure heart.
He is a fine artist.

The Quichua artists of Tigua are well known for their paintings reflecting the customs, stories and daily life of the Quichua communities in the pבramos of Ecuador. For generations, the artists of Tigua have decorated wooden maks.In the 1970´s, Jose Vega Cuyo was one the first Tigua artist to paint on drums and flat surfaces. His works of art, painted on sheep hide stretched over wooden frames, inspired a powerful new form of artistic expression rooted in the rich creative heritage of his ancestors



 

Dan Chill, GINA – Gallery of International Naïve Art
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