Manuel Chavajay

Manuel Chavajay

Guatemala

A Maya-tz’utujil artist, his personal history of violence in the armed conflict of which he and his family were direct victims, mingles with the history of his country. His work reflects the wisdom of ancestral practices and spirituality that surround the Mayan worldview. He conceives his work from a deep relationship with nature and the energy present in objects, to the importance of primary and technical elements such as textiles. These have resisted despite the material and symbolical threats of this globalized world.

Ch'ab'aq, 2014, barro, acrílico, dimensiones variables.

Tz'il, 2016, baldes de barro, video, agua, dimensiones variables.

Oq ximtali, 2017, video / performance, 2:58 mins.