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Published by El Comercio Newspaper of Ecuador
Ecuadorian artist, René Bohórquez resulted the winner of the III “Álvaro Noboa” International Biennial. His work, entitled, “Incarnate” reigned among 200 paintings from the 20 different countries, among which are Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain…
The work of Bohórquez, who is 20 years old and studies at the University of Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES), is an oil painting. His work garnered him US $10,000.
Painter Bohórquez was inspired by Rembrandt and Bacon
Published in Expreso Newspaper, Expresiones Section, of Ecuador
Rembrandt and Bacon inspired Bohórquez
The first time that Bohórquez (then an adolescent) observed an autopsy as part of his 10th grade Bio-Chem course at the Abdón Calderón Private School. This experience inspired to paint the image of an indigenous child lying prostrate on a metal trolley in Guayaquil’s police morgue mark a before and after in the manner of seeing the human body for painter René Bohórquez. The painting could be seen as one of main masterpieces displayed thanks to the collaboration of social leader Alvaro Noboa and his III Biennial of Painting.
Breathing deeply in order to dominate his hyper-sensibility and not feel the cuts that the scalpel made into the body of the small child, Bohórquez remained in the dissection room.
Once the Y-shaped cut had been made, in order to open the thoracic chamber, a change of perspective surged within the young man. “Upon seeing the organs, you forget it is a child and you think it is a piece of meat.”
The work, ‘Incarnate’, wins III Alvaro Noboa Guayaquil Biennial
Published in El Universo Newspaper of Ecuador
20-year old Ecuadorian René Bohórquez, a student at the University of Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) obtained the First Acquisition Prize of the III Guayaquil International Biennial of Painting. This cultural event is one of the dozens of social projects developed by philanthropist Alvaro Noboa.
Bohórquez’s winning work, entitled ‘Incarnate,’ was executed in oil on canvas. Tomorrow, at the inauguration ceremony for the exhibition of the competition, he will receive the prize of $10,000.