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Mayan Contemporary Artist

Mazdor Castillo




Mazdor, who grew up in Guatemala during a 30-year civil war between modern Mayan peoples and the dictatorship. He obtained a degree in Marketing and Publishing, but Art became his escape and he studied to become a professional artist.
He moved to the U.S. in 2001, and his passion for Mayan glyphs and their meanings continue to enhance his paintings.

A description of Mazdor’s art in the January 2013 Portfolio newsletter of LAA and PAL says: His recent series of acrylic paintings, is called “Todo Juntos…Cada Uno,” roughly translated “everybody together….each one”.
He selects a word, researches the Mayan glyphs and translates these meanings by connecting many elements in his paintings. The beauty, intensive color/weaving patterns, which the actual living Maya people wear as costumes, are incorporated throughout. “In this series I express unity, peace, happiness, freedom, love, life, hope, goodness… these universal elements work with a twist of soul and mystery.

In part, people can see what they want within Mazdor’s paintings because there is so much THERE! There are Spanish words, portraits, Mayan glyphs, birds and other animals, and representations of sculpture. The symbols and images are interconnected in a rich and deep composition.







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size: 40" x 30"
Mazdor,s latest painting





Paz Peace

size: 40" x 30"
Owned by Paul & Diana Meyer, Princeville HI





Vida

An acrylic composition with four corners that represent the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Concealed in the design is the word for “Life,” and there are representations of the planets Earth and Mars, animals, birds, sea life and so forth. Near the center are symbols for humans.

size: 48" x 48"
Owned by Susan Worth, Princeville HI





Unidad







Prosperidad







Libertad







Felicidad







Esperanza







Armonia







Passion