Feliciano Béjar was a self-taught Mexican painter and sculptor born in Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico. At the age of 8, Bejar suffered from polio, so he was forced to use crutches for almost five years. At that time he learned various arts, which was encouraged by his mother.
Feliciano Bejar is known for his experimental sculpture using metal, crystal, plastic, and stained glass. He is also a set designer and architect, and in the nineties turned to landscape development, restoring a piece of land in his native Mexico. Bejar has had one-man shows world-wide and his work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Dartmouth College, the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, and many other collections.
Bejar explains his magiscope sculptures: “Some distort, some define, but always they give us a new vision. As their generic name indicates, they are instruments to see magically, to see the magic and poetry that exists all around us all the time, but that our indifferent eyes do not wish to perceive.”