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Llegamos Volando | Art from Ecuador | Art Sumo

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18 in x 24 in | unframed | Oil on Canvas

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Llegamos Volando

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This piece reflects one of the most influential events in Ecuadorian history: the introduction of the railroad. Despite many geographic difficulties, the railroad helped mobilize the masses, and was economically beneficial to Ecuador. A common expression for describing the arrival of a train is ‘llegamos volando,’ which literally translates to 'we arrive flying;' the expression is also used for a fast moving object. Hence, the train here is drawn as if it were flying in the sky, and the goods it brings falling to the people below. The native style of the painting reflects the artist’s study with the late Gonzalo Endara Crow, one of Ecuador’s most renowned artists.

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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