Luis Cornejo | WOMAN WITH PIKACHU HAT (MIRROR)
27.5 x 22.5 inches | laser-etching on mirror
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ABOUT LUIS CORNEJO
Drawing from an early age, Luis Cornejo started his relationship with color and pop culture through magazines his mother would give him along with art supplies to keep him company while she was away at work. Cornejo began to build a world of his own making through the invention of characters that would take on the whimsical nature of cartoons but have the savvy street smarts required to navigate the real-world realities he was faced with day to day. The result became a unique self-taught way of creating that would define his work.
Luis Cornejo eventually went on to earn a degree in art with a specialization in painting from the School of Arts of the University of El Salvador in 2007. In 2010 he won a scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany. It was during his time in Europe that he developed a keen interest in Renaissance painting, combining classical forms of portraiture and landscape with the world of comics, cartoons, and video games in order to create a hybrid that merges the border between the real and the recreated.
Cornejo has exhibited individually and collectively in Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Mexico, Canada, and Germany with a career that has skyrocketed in recent years, with top awards from the Museum of Art (MARTE), the National Art Award (2001, 2003) and a growing collector based in Latin America, the US, and Europe.
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