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Abelardo Quiñones

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Los Borrachos
oil on canvas


Tell us about the work that you have submitted.

The work shows the many people of Mexico celebrating each other’s unique looks, yet all being Mexican.

How do you describe your work and practice?

My work revolves around the themes of labor, Mexico and family. I work in a traditional method, using oil paint and doing many preparatory studies for each painting.

What motivated you to apply to the XL Catlin Art Prize?

The fact that it encouraged larger work.

What are you planning next?

I plan on making a bigger work which will represent and celebrate the many types of human bodies which inspire so much of the art that we appreciate throughout history.