See Mauricio Paz Viola’s work in WTP Vol. VII #3
oil on canvas
16’’ x 23”
“My works feature images of imaginary landscapes, empty or inhabited by unknown beings; landscapes that externalize the constant inner struggle of being human, that visualize conflict between good and evil, between light and darkness… hence, landscapes inhabited by the self, where a step forward is into eternal light and a step backwards is into total darkness, a realm that is both personal and universal.”
A self-taught artist, Mauricio Paz Viola embarked on his artistic journey early in life. Dabbling in plastic art since age seven, he has participated in various art competitions in his native Uruguay and abroad. At fourteen, Paz Viola began to participate in gallery and museum exhibitions nationally and internationally, in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, the United States, Italy, and elsewhere. His works have been featured in doctoral university programs in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, and Spain, and have been featured in books and publications such as Latin American Plastic Art Annual Review and High Impact: the Art of Visual (New York).