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Biography

(Guatemala City, 1971)

Darío Escobar formed as an architect. His work is characterized by the formal and conceptual research on objects and its insertion in the visual arts field and the art history itself. Constantly, Escobar’s work has faced the viewer to reconsider the central relationships in the contemporary life: our bond with the mass culture, the elaboration of new identities through consumerism and the questioning of the popular and the “cultured”; how produced objects that invade our everyday life make us reflect about our own role in the social, political and economical systems that support our existence.

Since the late nineties, Escobar has used a wide range of everyday industrial and consumer products: McDonald’s cups, cereal boxes, vulcanized wheels, car bumpers and sportswear from different kinds to build a continuous dialogue with reality and global consumerism. Also that dialogue, invariably, has incorporated an extensive conversation with the object’s development throughout the times. 

Darío Escobar lives and works between Mexico City and Guatemala.