Oswaldo (Achu) De León Kantule – 2021 UPwithARTist

Value: $1,500

Artist Bio:

Oswaldo DeLeón Kantule, also known professionally as Achu, is a visual artist from the indigenous Guna nation of Panama. After winning Panama´s National Painting Competition in 1996, he completed a degree in Fine Arts in 2001. He has been living in Canada since 2002, where he has continued to interpret elements of his culture through his paintings, and exhibited his work around the world in more than 26 individual exhibitions. In 2004 he was the recipient of a prestigious research grant from the Smithsonian Institute´s Museum for the American Indian.

Artist Statement:

Achu´s paintings combine the rich visual culture of the Guna people and his own visions, dreams, memories and interpretations. He represents characters or creatures that appear simple but often express a more profound spiritual or cultural phenomenon. This painting represents his memories of waking up before dawn to catch fish for the day´s meal.

Title:
Nighttime Canoe Race

Date:
2021

Medium:
acrylic on canvas

Image Size:
16 x 30 in

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UNITY PROJECT

717 Dundas Street
London, ON
N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700 ext. 201

MUSEUM LONDON

421 Ridout Street North
London, ON
N6A 5H4

www.museumlondon.ca
t: 519.661.0333