Certamen de Imaginería Popular Puertorriqueña
Date 1982
Dimensions 26 3/4" x 19 1/4"
Category Poster
Medium Silkscreen
Genre Religious
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Acknowledgement Gift of Banco Santander de Puerto Rico

Sixto Cotto Morales

"Certamen de Imaginería Popular Puertorriqueña*" (1982)


*Translate: Popular Religious Imagery Competition


Painter, teacher and graphic artist. Cotto studied under Antonio Martorell and José Alicea at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico where he earned a BFA with a major in Graphic Arts in 1982. He was a founding member and director of the Colectivo de Artistas Puertorriqueños: Arte en la Calle (Puerto Rican Artists Collective: Art in the Streets) and, for more than a decade, designed and illustrated posters and prints for public and private organizations in Puerto Rico. Cotto participated in several collective exhibitions such as El Cartel en Puerto Rico: 1946-1985 and La Estampa Serigráfica en Puerto Rico: Cuatro Décadas, both held at Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte of the University of Puerto Rico, also, A Bridge Over an Ocean: The Art of Puerto Rican Poster, a travelling exhibition between 1985 and 1987 at several universities through the United States. His work is characterized by a lush chromaticism, the interaction of their textures and the presence of elements and expressions of Puerto Rican culture through a style typical of his creative perspective.