Max Leiva is an outstanding Guatemalan and universal sculptor, he was born in Guatemala City in 1966. His career as a sculptor gathers three decades developing small and large format works, as well as illustrious urban sculptures of personages. His references had taken second place in academic discourse. The expressiveness of primitive art that Picasso noticed at the beginning of the 20th century caused a noticeable change that drove the development of countless movements known as the European Vanguard. In the case of Latin America, the archaic expression managed to remain latent during the viceregal period, like a seed that germinated motivated by the freedom promoted by the European avant-gardes, turning into a powerful art, full of elements and with its own visuality. Impressionism, the interwar trends and later the proposals suggested from New York, have had an impact on Latin American Art of the 20th century. Local artists took the structural and enriched it with their own voices. The only movement considered autonomous and universal was Muralism, which Mexico exported to the entire world as an art.