Market of Paintings by
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Mario Gonzalez Chavajay works exclusively with Arte Maya Tz'utuhil. Mario González is one of Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay’s two young brothers who paint. Unlike most Tz’utuhil artists coming out of one family, Mario did not learn from his brother Pedro Rafael. He learned the hard way by painting mainly on his own. For years he painted tourist work for Salvador Reanda’s gallery in Santiago Atitlán. Mario rose to the challenge by doing two paintings a day. His sense of color and ability to apply paint made him the most saleable of all the artists, who painted for the tourist art galleries. In 2000 Mario stopped working for the tourist market and began exclusively painting original themes. His painting soon changed from the typical tourist work to paintings set in lush tropical forests depicting the traditional Maya way of life. Mario is probably the hardest working of all the Tz’utuhil artists and certainly among the most promising emerging artists. Mario Gonzalez Chavajay trabaja exclusivamente con Arte Maya Tz'utuhil. Mario González es uno de los dos hermanos menores de Pedro González Chavajay que pintan. A diferencia de la mayoría de artistas tz’utujiles que provienen de la misma familia, Mario no aprendió de su famoso hermano Pedro Rafael, sino que siguió el duro camino de ser autodidacta. Durante años hizo pinturas de orientación turística para la galería de Salvador Reanda en Santiago Atitlán. Mario estuvo a la altura del desafío, pintando dos cuadros diarios hasta que su sentido del color y la habilidad de pintar le hicieron el artista mejor mercadeado de todos los que pintaban para las galerías de arte turísticas. En el 2000 Mario dejó de trabajar para el mercado turístico y empezó a pintar exclusivamente temas originales. Sus pinturas pronto cambiaron de ser el típico trabajo turístico a pintura basada en lujuriosos bosques tropicales que demuestra la forma tradicional de vida de los Mayas. Mario probablemente es el más arduo trabajador de todos los pintores tz’utuhiles y por supuesto entre los más prometedores artistas emergentes.
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Very Small Paintings (most are 11" x 9")
A Venta
[Off to Sell]
11" x 9"
$125
Curandero de Hueso
[Bonesetter]
11" x 9"
$125
Banano
11" x 9"
$125
Curación Maya
[Maya Healing]
12" x 11"
$150
 
Pequeña Ofrenda
[A Little Offering]
11" x 9"
$125
La Hija del Rey Quiche
[The Daughter of the Kiche King]
12" x 10"
$150
Bananos
11" x 9"
$125
 
Small Paintings (most are 15" x 13")
Huerfanos de la Violencia
[Orphans of the Violence]
15" x 13"
$160
Después de Stan
[After Hurricane Stan]
15" x 13"
$160
Descanso de Cazadores
[Hunters Resting]
15" x 13"
$200
Ceremonia Maya
[Maya Ceremony]
15" x 13"
$200
   
Curandero
[Healer]
15" x 13"
$200
Bananos
15" x 12"
$200  (stretched)
   
Purificación, Religion Maya
[Maya Purification]
15" x 10"
$200
El Buen Café
[The Good Coffee]
17.5" x 13"
$200
Curandero
[Healer]
13" x 15"
$200
Traida de Agua
[Bringing of Water]
13" x 15"
$200
Curandero
[Healer]
13" x 15"
$200
Migrantes
[Migrants]
13" x 15"
$250 (stretched)
Cocina Maya
[Maya Kitchen]
13" x 15"
$200
El Buen Café
[The Good Coffee]
13" x 18"
$220
Medium Paintings (most are 16" x 20")
Pitallas
16" x 20"
$300
Madres Solteras
[Single Mothers]
16" x 20"
$300
Bananas
16" x 20"
$300
Ajmaak
[Offering on a Propitious Day]
16" x 20"
$300
Ajmaak
[Maya Day Name]
16" x 20"
$300
Sin Hogar Propio
[Without Their Own Place]
16" x 20"
$300
Comadrona
[Midwife]
16" x 20"
$300
Guardianes de Ecologia
[Ecological Guardians]
18" x 22"
$300
   
Parto
[Childbirth]
16" x 20"
$300
Oración y Veneración al Lago de Atitlán
[Rituals for Lake Atitlán]
16" x 20"
$300
   
Sacerdotes Mayas
[Maya Priests]
20" x 16"
$300
Día Gracia
[Day of Giving Thanks]
20" x 16"
$300
Leña
[Fire wood]
20" x 16"
$300
Acción de Gracias por los Hijos [Giving Thanks for the Children]
18" x 15"
$250
Medium-Large Paintings (most are 20" x 24")
Zanación Maya
[Maya healing]
20" x 24"
$400
Ajmaaki, Día de Pedir Perdon
[Ajmaaki, the day to ask forgiveness]
20" x 24"
$400
Curandero de Hueso
[Bone Setter]
20" x 24"
$400
El Peligro que Cruza el Migrante [The Danger that Faces the Immigrant]
20" x 24"
$400
Algodon
[Cotton]
20" x 24"
$400
Al Mercado
[Off to the Market]
20" x 24"
$400
Pequeño Descanso
[A Little Rest]
20" x 24"
$400
Bananos
20" x 24"
$400
Baptismo Maya
[Maya Baptism]
20" x 21"
$350
Acto Ceremonial antes de Cazar Animales [Ritual before the Hunt]
24" x 20"
$400
Cofradía de Maximón
[Brotherhood of Maximón]
30" x 19"
$475
Trascendencia Maya
(Maya Transcendental Experience)
26" x 20"
$425
Large Paintings
     
El Acto de los Sacerdotes Mayas [The Ceremony of the Maya Priests]
30" x 40"
$1000
     
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