centro cultural tina modotti caracas Julio Molina (Guatemala)
Julio Molina (Guatemala)
While many artists create images using oil or acrylic paints, Julio Molina arranges strips of wood to form his unique works.
Using wood exclusively as his medium since 2008, the Guatemalan artist first started using wood some 30 years ago and to this day still sees charm in every piece, even scraps and leftovers.
“Guatemala has a lot of woods so every piece is amazing and represents much to me,” says Molina.
Molina’s works have been exhibited internationally, including New York and Taiwan, as well as many venues throughout Guatemala and El Salvador.
He finds inspiration in his surroundings — the beach, a mountain, even a rooftop — and through wood transforms the scene into a piece of art. “Every place I can go, actually I can work out the pieces,” he says.
Since each work is unique in theme, shape and dimension, the time he devotes to its creation varies greatly. “It could take days, weeks, months,” Molina_explains.
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