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B I O G R A P H Y
Nico Antuna Cooper is a multi-media artist, poet, and electronic producer currently residing in El Paso, Texas. He is also a founder, curator, and resident artist at Casa Ortiz Gallery in Socorro, Texas.
His work explores the visceral reality of the borderland seen through abstraction and surrealism of the Catholic eye and the color of his skin under the summer sun. Merging ancient religious symbolism with modern techniques including abstract splashes and street-style stencils, he brings together inspiration from contemporary art and the mysticism of the desert. His work has excellent value on both an aesthetic and a technical level, ensuring its place both as beautiful artwork and pieces with deeper meaning.
He has traveled the world far and wide and trekked ancient pilgrimages including the Camino de Santiago in Spain. This deep spiritual meaning is part of every piece that he creates.
An accomplished producer, musician, and published writer, he received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at El Paso’s bilingual program in Creative Writing, working together with some of the best emerging talent from across Latin America and Spain. His poems been published in Into the Void Magazine, and he has written several books of design and poetry.
His paintings serve as canvases and album artwork for his techno productions and acoustic music duo Fragile Balance.
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