Society & Culture
The Indigenous Canvas of Gabriel Gaytán
In this episode Los Professors interview artist Gabriel Gaytán. Gabriel is an artist, painter and muralist in El Paso, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a teaching certificate from the University of Texas at El Paso. Gaytán has over 25 years of art education teaching experience and has worked with children from all age levels, to include education professionals. He has also lectured about his work both at the University of Texas at El Paso and at El Paso Community College.
In his art, Gabriel incorporates Mesoamerican symbolism with the Mexican-American experience. He weaves ancient messages within modern-day contexts which present unique connections and discoveries. Mesoamericans used their art to convey historical events, scientific data, cosmological events, and philosophic perspectives about human relations with Creation.
He has painted murals at area schools, at El Paso Community College and on the highway columns underneath the Spaghetti Bowl at Lincoln Park in South Central El Paso.
In this interview, he also shares his experiences in Native American/Mexican American Indigeneity in the region.
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