Luis Cornejo

Biography

Luis Cornejo (El Salvador 1979)

Luis Cornejo studied arts with a specialty in painting at the School of Arts of the University of El Salvador (UES) and studied at the School of Fine Arts of Dresden, Germany (HfbK, Dresden) attending the class of Professor Eberhard Bosslet.

Since the beginning of his career, he gravitated towards the depiction of the human figure, more specifically portraiture.

To develop his work Cornejo uses pictures from magazines, the internet or friends fusing them with cartoons, comics and video game characters, in order to create hybrids that vanish that diffuse boundary that now exists between the real and the imaginary, between what is real and what is recreated. The language and style of his paintings is the result of Cornejo’s interest in both reinassance painting and cartoon characters, which fascinated him since a very early age.

His work has been exhibited in Solo shows, as well as in collective exhibitions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, USA and Germany. It is part of private collections and the collection of the Museum of Art of El Salvador (MARTE).

He has been awarded with a scholarship of the DAAD (Service of Academic German Exchange) and represented El Salvador at the VIII Biennial of Visual Arts of Central America.

His work has appeared in several art magazines of Guatemala, USA and Spain, among them the book “Cool Painting” by Carolina Amell, edited by MONSA editorial (Barcelona, 2015).

He currently works and lives in San Salvador, El Salvador.