Magno Bennett - Galapagos Artist
Magno Bennett was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and moved to
Galapagos in 1994. He was profoundly impressed by the
harsh conditions under which so many life forms managed to
establish themselves and go on to thrive in the Galapagos. He
has been compelled to manifest the contrast between beautiful life,
and harsh environment in his work. Magno paints,
sculpts and does graphic design work. His art has been
the subject of exhibits throughout Ecuador and is in growing demand
as Galapagos visitors, having completed their tour of the islands,
recognize the fine balance between life and its shaping environment
in his work. In Galapagos, he has been commissioned to carry
out several murals and interpretive displays.
Magno is actively involved in promoting culture
and the arts in Galapagos. His
leadership is recognized by many, and his talents sought by
more. He has led many learning workshops on art for
Galapagos youth over the years, including sessions on batik,
printing, painting, ceramics and even tye-dye. As the nascent
Galapagos community seeks to develop its own "island identity",
community members such as Magno play an important role.
Visit Magno's website (in Spanish) here.