ARTIST PROFILE

 

In Quetzalcoatl’s work, his artistic vision is shaped precisely by how he identifies himself with the pictorial medium. His individual stylistic development is noted by his skillful strokes in the strength of his lines and texture impastos. The process of his work is shown through his handling of pictorial surfaces along with use of pigmentation in different ways. This use of pigmentation reflects an intense process. By means of his paintings, the artist shows his subjectivity while waking up emotions in the viewer. Using diluted paint applied with a brush or pencil in areas like the background, in the details in the impasto; and his use of scraping with lines proves his immense concentration and dedication as an artist.
 
Myrna Rodríguez Vega
AICA International Association of Art Critics

  

  

In his latest work Quetzalcoatl has demonstrated his consistency in the portrayal of the feminine as an image both erotic and symbolic of the tribulations of modern womanhood, as well as the seduction of the female psyche. Their female imagery revealed their particular time and place in history and how Quetzalcoatl reveals his own vision of the XXI century.
 
Quetzalcoatl, who is always attuned to what it is happening in Puerto Rico as well as in the world presents the problems of a society in which crime, greed, the exploitations of the female by the male, of the young by the old and the objectification of the human being all hidden behind masks of beautiful faces that makes us pause to think about what the artist means in his paintings. They are done in a semi serious as well as very profound manner in order to make you think beyond what you see and in many cases to even question what you think the work of art really means.
 
In attempting to decipher Quetzalcoatl’s latest paintings we have tried to penetrate inside the psyche of an artist that playfully tackles some very difficult issues on the themes of the feminine, sexuality, violence and contemporary issues of lives lived within the present society. In this society the search for money and the everlasting beauty that it can buy along with luxury goods and power are constantly presented through the female figures to which he lovingly refers to, as “they are so gorgeous”.
 
Carmen Ruiz de Fischler Ph.D.
November 11, 2008


 

 

PELEA DE ALMOHADAS

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 56 x 84 @ 2016

COHETE

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 84 x 56 @ 2016

UNA NOCHE COMIENDO CHILLO

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 84 x 56 @ 2016

EL VESTIDO DE MI SECRETARIA

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 84 x 56 @ 2016

VIRANDO EL COLCHON

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 84 x 55 @ 2016

LA MENINA Y SU MAQUINILLA

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 86 x 56 @ 2016

MI VESTIDO PARA AMANECERME

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 56 x 84 @ 2016

MI VESTIDO PARA PRESUMIR

acrílico + resina industrial sobre tela de algodón - 55 x 85 @ 2016

 

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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1971. His father, in tribute to the Mexican god that symbolizes freedom, named him Quetzalcoatl. In 1983, Quetzalcoatl began his career at the Andy Bueso Art Academy. Later, he studies with the Spanish painter José Azaustre, following studies in New York at Pratt Institute and later in FIT.

  

Quetzalcoatl names his works with willing creativity according to his experiences in life. This poetic and emotive artist likes to paint according to the feelings he experiments invoking an emotional state as he reflects over his life experiences. His works are full of enthusiasm and optimism, which is a part of his personality. Quetzalcoatl presents us in his expressionist form with well thought out works full of energy with a mastering technique of color.

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2013

  • "Me lo dijo un pajarito"- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2012

  • "El Ramo de una Virgen"- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2011

  • "Stripping 4 Diamonds" - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2010

  • "La Linda Manita" - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • "Piel Grasosa" - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2009

  • "Palabras Promiscuas" "Promiscuous Words"- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2008

  • "Pensamientos XXX"- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2007

  • "Giving Head!?" - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2006

  • “Dando Cara” ”Facing Up” - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2005

  • “Saboreando la Estática” “Savoring Static” - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2004

  • “Deseo””Desire” - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2003

  • “El Equipaje del Placer” ”Baggage of Pleasure” - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico.

2002

  • “La Tentación de las Puertas” “The Temptation of the Doors” - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico.

2001

  • “La Pubertad de mis Colores” ”The Puberty of my Colors”- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico.

2000

  • “Las Habitaciones de mi Sistema” “The Rooms of my System”- Bankers Club, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

1993

  • “Mis Primeras Curvas” “My First Curves”- Casa Alcaldía, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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2011

  • "Colectiva de Navidad"- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2010

  • "Colectiva de Navidad"- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2009

  • Pensamientos Circulares- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • "X Subasta de Arte Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico"- MAPR, Santurce, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Mini Series- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • José Héctor Vivas Foundation Art Auction- Ponce Hilton, Ponce, Puerto Rico

2007

  • " XXVI Gala Anual Museo de Arte de Ponce" Art Auction- Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico

  • José Héctor Vivas Foundation Art Auction- Ponce Hilton, Ponce, Puerto Rico

2006

  • " XXV Gala Anual Museo de Arte de Ponce" Art Auction- Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico

  • Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics: Recent Works by Represented Artists- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2005

  • Christmas Group Show- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • American Red Cross of Puerto Rico Art Auction

  • José Hector Vivas Foundation Art Auction - Ponce Hilton, Puerto Rico

  • “Presencia Boricua” “Boricuan Presence”- Museum of the Americas, Miami, Florida

  • Merrill Lynch Puerto Rico Art Week

  • Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Christmas Group Show: Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

  • Christmas Auction José Hector Vivas Foundation Art Auction- Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

  • III/XVI Summer Group Show- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

  • Baldwin School Art Auction- The San Juan Hotel & Casino, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

2003

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

  • Christmas Auction American Red Cross of Puerto Rico

  • Art Auction “Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas” “Plastic Arts National Showcase”- Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • José Hector Vivas Foundation Art Auction- Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

2002

  • José Hector Vivas Foundation Art Auction- Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

  • American Red Cross of Puerto Rico Art Auction 

  • “Uno” “One”- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2001

  • “Nuevos Horizontes”“New Horizons”- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

1997

  • “16 Canciones para tus Ojos”“16 Songs for your Eyes”- Zabó, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1996

  • International Association of Plastic Artists, Du Val D’Or International Hall, Saint Amand, Montrond, France

1995

  • OPArt- Arsenal de la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • His work belongs to important corporate and individual collections in Puerto Rico and the United States.

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2007

  • Selected to represent the plastic arts of Puerto Rico at Rums of Puerto Rico international campaign

2006

  • His artwork “Un Deseo Antiguo” "An Old Desire” was selected as finalist in the painting category of the 2006 Ateneo Puertorriqueño Artistic and Literary Contest

2000

  • First Prize - Third Art, Culture and Tourism Contest - Peñuelas, Puerto Rico

 

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