Bio

Bernardo Cantú (b. 1977, Weslaco, TX) is a Denton-based artist who creates sculptural paintings. He builds paintings and works in the space between 3D and 2Dspace (2.5D)  and sometimes provisional installation space. His work references abstract painting while also using sculptural and or fabricated methods as well as traditional methods. Cantú received a MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of North Texas in 2010. His work was featured in both 2011 and 2013 Texas Biennials and in edition #90 of New American Paintings. He also was showcased at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin as part of the Young Latino Artist's 16 - Thought Cloud Exhibition.  Currently affiliated with 500x gallery in Dallas Texas he works as an adjunct art professor at University of North Texas College of Visual Arts & Design.

Artist Statement
“Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.” -Marshall Mcluhan

 

 

 

Enzo

Dyson Sphere

Stuck in my Cabana Livin' on Bananas & Blow

Cactus Pudding

Cactus Pudding

The Zapotlicos Machine

The Zapotlicos Machine

The Plush Mob

The Plush Mob

Temple of Chalupes

Temple of Chalupes

Temple of San Enik
Temple of San Enik
Lunavero
Lunavero
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