My work as a painter focuses in art, biology and humanity. After spending thirty years on scientific research in botanical medicine, I focus my energy on developing an artistic practice emphasizing the intersection of science, art and humanity. This art gallery reflect on some of my scientific ideas, intense interest in botany and overall optimistic approach to addressing questions of society.
I combine freely physical paint and science. The process emphasizes historical and biological observation, and research, followed by media experimentation. My thoughts and ideas flow from a time scale that may include traditions of my Mexican ancestors found in codices (prehispanic historical documents), scientific publications and world wide field trips. Merging ideas from art and science have allowed me to build new forms and spaces. My Blue and Discoveries and collections show how the scientific and artistic creative vein are mixed. In these collections, I formulate a new and original artistic vision which is my characteristic signature.
I am a full-time professional artist and founder of Ezra Bejar Art and Consulting. Also a member of the International Association of Art (IAA/IAIP), and a scientific advisory board member of the American Botanical Council. Educated both in art and in science. I held prior academic and corporate executive positions conducting scientific research in botanical medicine. As a Doctor in Pharmacology, my scientific work is to analyze the effects of plant substances found in remedies used by ancient cultures. A field called ethnopharmacology. My findings have been published in books, chapters, monographs and scientific articles available on the internet.
I received a BS, and MS degrees in experimental biology at the Autonomous Metropolitan University in Mexico City, and a Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. After my scientific career, I enhanced my art by attending San Diego State, School of Art and Design and participated in independent studies on multimedia art with Mark Siprut and advanced painting studies with Colombian mulyidisciplinary artist, Carlos Castro Arias. To this date, I continue collaborating with SDSU art and science faculty.
- International Association of Art (IAA/IAIP)
- American Botanical Council (Scientific Advisory Member)