"Life is too short to do something different from what you would like to be doing during the time of your death"
Enrique Bascon Canales, born in Vizcaya, Spain in 1972. From an early age showed great interest in painting and drawing, but it was not until 2001 when he decided to enroll in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country.
In 2004 he was awarded the Seneca scholarship to the University of Barcelona, a city to which he moved to give a definitive boost to his career. In December of the same year and with a very definite artistic orientation, he decided to depart from the "scholarship" of some subjects to feel that you away from production and its own way, denying economic scholarship.
His constant interest in the human being and the place that defines it, and Bascon own words "by what unites us and what makes us different," he ventured to make an in situ study, a routine of thorough, living and knowing places in four of the five continents, except Africa. Through painting and sculpture, reflecting a concept that focuses on the human figure and the expression as an absolute link in all human beings.
For almost three years, he devoted himself to study and observe the particularities of human beings defined by place of birth, through photography and quick sketches. With a firm belief in childhood, and the right to act as adults in order to provide a less tense world to new generations, is involved in a collaborative project with an organization that helps abused children in Costa Rica, where She was teaching art classes.
Influenced by artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Freud, Bacon, Andy Warhol, Barragan and Chucho Reyes, Bascon line, the stroke, chromaticism, themes, characters and iconography with a strong symbolic meaning, seem to be constantly between friendly and rough. The dimensions of his work, especially in his collection Made in Mexico, three colors for a Flag, invite the viewer to walk through the play as a character in it.
In July 2007 he moved to Cabo San Lucas on the occasion of the opening of his art gallery, where he currently resides with his wife and son.