Norman Morales is a visual artist, co-founder of the collective La Torana and the Taller Experimental de Gráfica de Guatemala. He studied architecture at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and printmaking at the Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda, Mexico City.
His work travels along the paths of painting, drawing and sculpture. However, the result does not always respect the traditional concepts of each of these fields. His work is distinguished by its analytical capacity, where the rational and the neatness of his pieces prevail, where “everything is order”. Morales reflects on the space where accumulated experience and the permanence of the future converge. To this end, he takes up architecture as a way of talking about construction from a broader perspective, linked to the idea of “being in time”, of presence. His goal is to leave a record, an orientation in space and time, making the world something visible and spatial, a space where we see ourselves reflected.
He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in various institutional and private spaces in Guatemala, Costa Rica, USA, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Spain, among others, and his works are present in public and private collections in Spain and various countries in South and Central America.