Antonio Pichilla (Guatemala, 1982) shows intercultural abstraction with his textile art. He uses sacred and ritual elements such as candles, baskets, stones and thread to create his abstract art, which is always linked to the four colors of corn in Guatemala: black, white, red and yellow.

In the Mayan dialect, "Kaqchikel" means: Pich' is the peak and Ya' is the water. This “water sculpture” drew on the codes of Mayan civilizations to create its contemporary language while suggesting the depth of its historical roots. The knots on the web refer to Mayan shamanic and energetic practices. The knot is the link between beings and their beginning, it is the union which allows them to pursue a path. The knot is the joint between loved ones and/or enemies, which maintains a structure and at the same time creates tension between them.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Baja California, has presented the work of Antonio Pichillá in the past. He has been the subject of articles in Ocula, Art-agenda and Contemporary AND. He has participated in solo exhibitions, including at Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín: Tejiendo El Paisaje, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale On Hudson, New York, United States. He has participated in group exhibitions such as: Garden of Ten Seasons, SAVVY Contemporary, Wedding, Berlin, Germany; Garden Of Ten Seasons, Para Site, Hong Kong; 2020, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil, among others.

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Painting, Abuelo, Antonio Pichilla


Antonio Pichilla

Painting - 87 x 74 x 2.5 cm Painting - 34.3 x 29.1 x 1 inch


Sculpture, ESPANTAPAJARO, Antonio Pichilla


Antonio Pichilla

Sculpture - 120 x 40 x 12 cm Sculpture - 47.2 x 15.7 x 4.7 inch


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The year of birth of the artist is: 1982