The Cancun Underwater Museum of Art It has more than 470 statues and below you can meet two of the sculptors and their works.
Sculptors and their works
Jason deCaires Taylor
This British artist was born in 1974, he is the greatest exponent of the MUSA and has a degree in sculpture from the Institute of the Arts in London. In 2006 he founded the first underwater sculpture park off the coast of Grenade, in the Antilles. By 2011, National Geographic classified the place as “one of the 25 Wonders of the World.” In that same year, Forbes magazine described the MUSA project as one of the most exclusive tourism destinations in the world.Numerous documentaries and media outlets such as the BBC London, USA Today, Vogue, Discovery Channel and New Scientist have published about deCaires’ work, whose projects are not just examples of success towards the conservation of the marine ecosystem but also inspire other artistic works that promote environmental awareness.
Currently, the artist, who is also a diving instructor, underwater photographer and underwater naturalist, lives in Puerto Morelos, where he works as Artistic Director of the MUSA.
The deCaires works are located in Punta Nizuc and Manchones. Some of the most prominent works are The Speaker, Urban Reef, The Bankers, The Silent Evolution, which includes 450 sculptural pieces, Man on Fire and Resurrection.
Karen Salinas Martinez
Karen is a Mexican artist who studied Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The most recurrent themes in his work are nature and play.
In 2011, he was awarded a scholarship for the second time in Quintana Roo to develop a work about alternative media. He has also been a teacher and has participated in several artistic exhibitions in the Federal District and Quintana Roo, where he has lived for a long time. Currently Salinas is an independent plastic and visual artist in the area of painting, sculpture and photography. She has supported deCaires on various international projects and assisted him at MUSA.
His works can be seen along with those of three other Mexican sculptors: Roberto Díaz Abraham, Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes, Salvador Quiroz Ennis, who have stood out for their projects in various fields.
The best way to know the MUSA
For those who plan to visit the sculptures of the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art, it only remains to say that the best way to do so is through a diving tour, in which all the important aspects of the place will be shown and also a guide will be given about the flora and the fauna that you can find in Cancun.
The best thing is that you do not need to be an expert to take a diving tour, because at Aquaworld we have qualified personnel to give you the necessary instructions and that your experience on the seabed is as pleasant as possible.
We also have a snorkeling tour through the MUSA, which is an ideal activity for those who want to have a little fun without having to descend too much into the waters of the Caribbean.
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