Magda Bowen

The Eagle and the Serpent | The Dancer | Missing Heaven | La Virgen | La Llorona | Warrior

The Eagle and the Serpent

The Dancer

Missing Heaven

Born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, artist Magda Bowen creates colorful, graphic paintings in a vivid style of realism tempered by loose, physical brushwork. Her bright, bizarre colors and dramatic, fantastical images reflect an inspiration from native Mexican art, while simultaneously providing a look into an isolated childhood filled with rage. Her fierce spirit and energy are captured in her intensely brilliant yellows, oranges, and greens, while her isolation and childhood ghosts are reflected in chilling blues and purples. She says of her childhood, "Drawing was a way of avoiding a cruel reality. My pencil was a magic wand; my artwork kept me sane. I was only ten, but my eyes were windows of an ancient soul." Her paintings are a celebration of life and heritage.

Bowen, who moved to the United States at the age of fifteen with a second grade education, finished high school and earned an applied science degree in commercial art. She published "Chicano Art For Our Millennium" in 2004 and "Triumph Of Our Communities" in 2005. Her art is on exhibit year around in Texas.

La Virgen

La Llorona



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