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40 in x 32 in | unframed | Oil on Canvas

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This amazing piece by Cesar Mejia, presents a figurative representation of the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. The strong Roman Catholic culture of the city is represented by the prominent crosses, embedded into the home exteriors. The abundance of apple production is presented by the exaggerated apples. Further, the man standing on the apple which hangs by a thread, serves to represent the town's uneasy reliance on apple exports to propel its economy. Cesar's study under the late Gonzalo Endara Crow, one of Ecuador’s most renowned artists, can be seen in the style of this work.

Artist: Cesar Mejia

Born on the 27th of July, 1960, Cesar Mejia Alquinga demonstrated great interest in painting from a young age. His natural ability coupled with his desire to learn led him to become a student and associate of the world renowned Gonzalo Endara Crow. Throughout his career he has always lived in his and Endara’s hometown of La Merced, while exploring and excelling in different styles of painting. It is often said that his work summarizes the positive characteristics of Ecuadorian art, and this has led him to have his work featured in numerous local galleries.

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