- Cande Aguilar
- Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Cande Aguilar is a self-taught artist who reflects on border culture through his BarrioPOP distinctive style.
At the young age of 10, Aguilar embarked on a music career as a musician and at the age of 13 recorded his first album. As a musician, he toured the United States and received numerous awards. Life on the road allowed Aguilar to mature and gain inspiration from diverse cultures. In 1999 he produced his first oil painting, and has since accumulated an impressive body of work. In this short period, he has shown his passion and dedication for the arts.
Aguilar defines his BarrioPOP distinctive style as an amalgamation sprung by characters, colors and street phenomena.
Aguilar’s work has been featured in solo shows at: The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art,
International Museum of Arts & Science (McAllen) and group exhibits at MACLA Museum in California,
Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Craighead Green Gallery,
Cohn Drennan Contemporary Dallas, Kirk Hopper Fine Art Dallas,
K Space Contemporary, CorpusChristi , 500X Gallery Dallas,
Alexandria Museum of Art, LA, The Painting Center in New York,New York,
Studio Apothiki, Paphos Cyprus,
and a touring project curated by Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg Germany; Spain (Tenerife) Belgium (Tamines) Forthcoming exhibitions Antwerp, The Netherlands and Germany, Perwez in Belgium...and recently Aguilar was selected as one of the featured artist in the group exhibition “Texas Biennial 2017” held in Austin Texas.
Aguilar’s work can be found in Collections:
International Museum of Arts & Science, McAllen TX Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Wichita Falls Museum of Art
UTSA Art Collection, San Antonio TX
Mountain View Collage, Dallas TX
Harper Collage, Palatine IL