Victoria Suescum 

​​​​Growing up in Panama there were no art museums. Instead, my native visual environment  is hand painted signage with imagery created by non-academically taught artists. These can be found in the Spanish speaking portions of the Americas, including San Antonio where I have lived since 1988. I love the vernacular signage: their odd color combinations, strange perspective and wild shifts in scale. I adopt these qualities in my own work morphing the images into new and personal combinations.  For the past twenty years my work has explored the painting style of signage with imagery on the walls of shops (tiendas) such as beauty parlors, hardware stores, butcher shops and auto repair shops.

Yadira en la Península de Azuero is on exhibit at Panama's Museum of Contemporary Art in the show titled "Naturaleza Escondida" curated by Analida Lewis and Delicia Montañez. Curatorial statement here.

Visit "Icons & Symbols of the Borderland" at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts and at the UTRGV Rusteberg Gallery to see images from a Latin American menu including raspas, cabrito, a copa de frutas, a coctel de camarones and aguas frescas. (Shaved ice, goat, fruit cup, shrimp cocktail and fruit juices.)

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My Artwork is on view at in Brownsville and in Panama!