Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Cande Aguilar is a self-taught artist who reflects on border culture through his barrioPOP distinctive style.

At the young age of 10, Aguilar embarked on a music career as a musician and at the age of 13 recorded his first album. As a musician, he toured the United States and received numerous awards. Life on the road allowed Aguilar to mature and gain inspiration from diverse cultures. In 1999 he produced his first oil painting, and has since accumulated an impressive body of work. In this short period, he has shown his passion and dedication for the arts.

Aguilar defines his barrioPOP distinctive style as an amalgamation sprung by characters, colors and street phenomena.

“barrioPOP is an amalgamation sprung by characters, colors and street phenomena that is my life immersed in popular culture; expressed through multimedia such as painting, image transfer, digital collage, photography, video and music.”  

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