Edgar Picazo is a Mexican-American artist active in the El Paso/Cd. Juárez area.
Primarily a photographer, his professional career began working for local music promoters Late Nite Social Club. During his time with them, the underground dance scene in El Paso offered him an extraordinary opportunity to experiment with different techniques that would greatly influence his artistic aesthetic. The combination of light, textures, patterns and movement which he found while photographic these events is evident in his work, having become the foundation upon which his later projects were created.
In 2013, Edgar lived abroad for a few months. During this time, wanting to find the distinction between photography and graphic design that the digitalization of the media erased, he decided to create a collection of photographs with no post-processing. He used his travels to train himself to complete the photographic composition as he was shooting. In December 2015, this collection that combined abstract and street photography was exhibited in a solo show under the title CRUDAS, a wordplay from the concept of using raw images. The event took place at The Warszawa in El Paso, and featured performances by fellow El Pasoans Tumbleweed Collective, Ziemba, and Part Time.
During the past two years, Edgar has worked as a product photographer and social media manager for local restaurants. He also provided documentary photography for MAGA: Doors Not Walls, an artistic project by border artist Haydee Alonso.
In 2017, he began working as a photographer and teaching artist at the El Paso Museum of Art. During this year, he also began serving as Project Manager in a permanent art installation in the United States Consulate General in Cd. Juárez, to be unveiled in spring 2018.
In 2018, one of his photographs was chosen to be published by the international Resilient Cities Project by the Rockerfeller Foundation.
Edgar is currently working on a new collection to be exhibited at the end of 2018 and is in the process of releasing a local arts and culture publication.