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Felix Esteban Rosario B. 1989
Felix Esteban Rosario
B. 1989
Charcoal and pastel on paper
10 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches
Felix Esteban Rosario Santos
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
The Ciguapa is a popular Dominican myth that tells the tale of a wild woman who lives in the mountains with dark hair so long that it cloaks her naked body, and feet facing the opposite direction to mislead those who pursue her tracks. She can be found in streams and rivers during a crescent moon, and can only be tracked by a polydactyl dog. It is said she possesses magical powers that makes men fall in obsessive love which they can’t escape until his dying day.

Esteban’s earliest memory as a child is being interested in how things took form. He doesn’t know exactly how old he was when he started drawing, he just remembers that he would start out doing his homework and when he was finish, it would be covered in drawings. Esteban was later given the opportunity to attend La Aldea Artenasal, an art school in Rio San Juan. It was here that he took his first painting course when he was eighteen years old. Soon after that he studied for one year at Altos De Chavón, an art and design school. Esteban then came to Rio San Juan where he heard about Ani Art Academies Dominica where he is now happily engaged in his artist pursuits.  

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