Gil Yojcom

1976 (-2010) Born in San Juan La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
Self-taught artist

He is part of the “Atitlan” school (“Atitlan” means “next to the water”, and in fact, the people settled near the water) which began in 1949. This school highlights thematic realism, drama, contrasting colors and light, creating a mysteriously charged atmosphere. Custom of celebrating nocturnal market places; great luminosity; intricate details; indigenous people appear rough-skinned, with long “earthy” disproportionate limbs and impenetrable or pained expressions.
The Atitlan compositor often places human figures in the foreground of the canvas; often they are arranged like a chorus.
Aerial views offer unexpected perspective and masterful color selection. Main topics of paintings: daily life, religious life, ethnic medicine for healthy and sick people; human anatomy; and still life.

Group Exhibitions
2001 Proyecto Cultural ell Sitio, Antigua, Guatemala
2002 Italian Institute of Culture, xxxx
2002 Zoological Center, Aurora, Guatemala
2002 Hotel Westin Camino Real, Guatemala City
2002 “Arte y Creencias de Guatemala”, Madrid, Spain
2003 Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola, Antigua, Guatemala
2004 Switzerland
2005 St. Augustine College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Local Market, San Pedro de la Laguna, Guatemala
2006 “Magic Mountains, Mystic Valleys”, GINA Gallery of International Naןve Art, Tel Aviv
2006 Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala

Prizes
2000 2nd Place, Panajachel 2000, Panajachel, Guatemala

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