Art, by its form and content, constitutes a medium ideal for the reflection of cultural elements with which the masses can identify. In an era where the real and the practical become necessary, this exhibition shows us different artistic creations taking us into the daily life of the creator, externalizing the conscience and awakening the individual feelings of each person. Including both emerging and recognised artists working in diverse media, the varied and nuanced concept of the exhibition’s title “Art behind the wall” is reflected in the many concepts and techniques used by artists in the show. Participating artists: Juan Alcázar, Javier Ampudia, Javier Arévalo, Jorge Barrios, Cesar Bernal, Luis Canseco, Moisés Cervantes, Pedro Coronel, Alberto Cruz, Javier Cruz, Jesús Galván, Gonzalo García, Ricardo Lowenberg, Jorge Moedano, Diego Nárvaez, Jorge Obregón, Paola Pineda, Jorge Pinzón, José Luis Ramírez, Rodrigo Ramírez, José Sacal, Max Sanz, Fabián Ugalde, Nizaac Vallejo, Gustavo Villegas, Arturo Zapata and Irene Zundel.
ARTE MODERNO ARTISTA
11 y 12
ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Alberto Cruz
14 - 15
Gonzalo García Gustavo Villegas
17 - 18
José Luis Ramírez
Arturo Zapata Eruption Oil on canvas 15.75 X 27.55 â€œ 6
Arturo Zapata Storm Oil on canvas 15.75 X 27.55 â€œ 7
Javier Arevalo Untitled Gouche on paper 21.25 x 29.52â€? 8
Javier Cruz Blue Profile Oil on canvas 47.24 x 62.99â€? 9
Javier Cruz Untitled Oil on canvas 55.11 x 47.24â€? 10
Jorge Barrios Untitled Mixed on wood 29.13 x 22.04â€? 11
Jorge Barrios Untitled Mixed on wood 22.04 x 29.13â€? 12
Jorge Barrios Genealogical dish Oil on canvas 37.79 x 55.51â€? 13
Juan Alcazar Looking the Nahual Serigraphy 18.11 x 19.68â€?
Pedro Coronel Poetic Lunar Serigraphy 37.40 x 27.55â€? 15
Pedro Coronel Solar Song Serigraphy 37.40 x 27.55â€? 16
Pedro Coronel Duality Serigraphy 37.40 x 27.55â€? 17
Pedro Coronel Symbiosis Serigraphy 37.40 x 27.55â€? 18
Cruz La Trinidad Linocut printing 28.74 x 29.52â€? 19
Cesar Bernal Duranyork Stained Glass, 2016 47.24 x 31.49â€?
Diego Nárvaez Victoria, 2018 Oil on canvas 47.24 x 70.86” 21
Fabián Ugalde Perfect Raphael III Archival inkjet print / cotton paper 66.92 x 51.96 “ 22
Gonzalo García Virgen de luto (Luto Nacional) Oil on canvas 43.30 x 35.43” 23
Gustavo Villegas 02.02.:50:58 Oil on canvas 39.37 x 39.37â€? 24
Irene Zundell Between complements Lacquered wood on canvas 63.77 x 43.70â€? 25
Javier Ampudia De la Serie “A espaldas de la noche” 2018 Oil on canvas 37.40 x 29.52” 26
Jesús Galván Interior Movement Oil on canvas 47.24” diameter 27
Jorge Moedano Elvia Oil on wood 23,2”x 20”x 10” 28
Jorge Obregón Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl Resin 62.99 x 27.55” 29
Jorge Pinzon Alea Jacta Est Oil on canvas 39.37 x 78.74â€? 30
José Luis Ramírez Semi-Happy Portrait Oil on canvas 86.61 x 70.86” 31
José Luis Ramírez The dream to be horse Oil on canvas 39.37 x 47.24” 32
José Sacal Tzompantli Resin 39.37 x 11.81 x 15.74” 33
José Sacal Tied Electroplated 23.62 x 13.77 x 9.84”
José Sacal Helix Resin 23.62 x 13.77 x 7.87” 34
José Sacal Stretched Resin 23.62 x 13.77 x 7.87”
José Sacal Fushka Electroplated 23.62 x 13.38 x 10.62” 35
José Sacal Cat Resin 35.43 x 23.62 x 11.81”
José Sacal Rug Electroplated 27.55 x 13.77 x 7.87” 36
José Luis Canseco Extention Time Drawing and photograph 19.68 x 39.37” 37
Max Sanz Always together Resin and Metal 48.42 x 15.74 x 11.81â€? 38
MoisĂŠs Cervantes Rembrandt tribute Oil on canvas 59.05 x 47.24â€? 39
Nizaac Vallejo Contemporary events, 2018 Oil con canvas 39.37 x 59.05â€? 40
Paola Pineda The Thinker Digital on canvas 45.27 x 60.23â€? 41
Rodrigo Ramírez Untitled Acrylic and transfer on paper on wood 41.33 x 30.70”
Rodrigo Ramírez Stalker I, Oil on canvas 78.74 x 59.05” 42
ARTURO ZAPATA Mexico City, Mexico, 1951. Zapata studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving known as ‘La Esmeralda’ of the National Institute of Beaux Arts (‘INBA’). He has participated in numerous group shows in Mexico, the United States and Europe. He presented his first solo exhibition at twenty-five (25) years of age and since then his series ‘Zoomorphologies’ have stood out in the Salon de la Plastica Mexicana in Mexico City (1992); Contemporary codex Tepeyac, twelve (12) works dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and its sanctuary in La Villa, Mexico City (1995); ‘Retrospective,’ at the Technological University of the State of Mexico (1995); Arturo Zapata, paintings, at the Casa Jaime Sabines of Mexico City (1996); recent work, in the Valparaíso Foundation, in Almeria, Spain (1998); the representation of sentiment, in the Secretariat of Metropolitan Development, in the State of Mexico (2002); Arturo Zapata paintings, in the House of Culture of Azcapotzalco, in Mexico City (2003); and the retrospective ‘Arturo Zapata, Painting, Drawing and Print,’ at the Aldama Fine Art (2008). Furthermore, Zapata has dabbled in the field of art-object and his projects in drawing are remarkable. His work in print is prolific and through it he has achieved important recognitions, e.g., as the First Place in the Second (2nd) Mini-Stamping Room of the National Museum of La Estampa (1989). It is, however, via his pictorial work that he seeks with greater eagerness to vindicate Mexican values, using the iconographic baggage of the national culture. After his recent retrospective at the Aldama Fine Art and after three (3) decades of incessant work, Zapata has returned to teaching, with sporadic projects of print and painting. He is currently working on a new series of paintings that he will present at the Aldama Fine Art in the near future.
JAVIER ARÉVALO Arevalo was born on 29 April 1937 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. His grandmother was a traditional healer, whose concepts stayed with him. She tutored him and did not allow him to attend school. When he was ten years old he won first prize at a contest for children in Guadalajara and began studying drawing, painting and calligraphy with a painter named Jorge Martínez, an assistant to Orozco. In 1950 he began to draw cover illustrations for textbooks for the medical school of the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. In 1951 he won first place in a show for young artists in Guadalajara. During 1952-54 he studied calligraphy in a specialized school in western Guadalajara. He then spent a year traveling the coasts of Jalisco and Nayarit painting landscapes, culminating with his first show, at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. In 1955 he volunteered as a teacher of calligraphy and lithography at the Academy of San Carlos. In the next years his work was shown at the Biennale de Paris, in the Municipal Gallery of Guadalajara, and at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City. 43
Arevalo began his professional art training at the School of Arts and Letters at Guadalajara in 1957. Shortly after, he spent a year on the coasts of Nayarit and Jalisco to paint landscapes. In 1961, he went to the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico City, where he studied mostly under Antonio Rodríguez Luna. During his studies he also gave a number of shows throughout Latin America, in Spain, and in New York City. He graduated with a degree in Classical Arts in 1963 Latin America, in Spain, and in New York City. He graduated with a degree in Classical Arts in 1963. After college, Arevalo continued to paint. His artwork has been shown throughout Latin America and in the United States, Russia, Canada, and France. These exhibitions include a 1972 show of 32 drawings at the La Nación newspaper in Costa Rica. Museums in Mexico, Switzerland, Colombia, Spain, Costa Rica, the United States, Uruguay, Japan, and Israel have acquired works of his. In 1963, he was named director of the Fine Arts section of the Escuela de Bellas Artes of the Universidad de Morelia in Michoacán. His recognitions include the 1963 Nuevos Valores Award, the 1966 National Award of Art and was accepted as a member of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. His works participated in a number of competitions, winning first prize at the Tokyo Biennale in 1970, and a watercolor award at the first National Certamen of Plastic Arts. In 1993, his painting Caballero won an award at the tenth Biennial of Latin America and the Caribbean in San Juan, Costa Rica. In 1990, a retrospective of his work was held at the Palacio de Bellas Artes
JAVIER CRUZ Is one of the contemporary Mexican artists better positioned and more recognized in Mexico and abroad. Is a complete plastic creator through its well charged paintings, sculptures, prints, art object, sets and murals, as done with a very measured and complicated technique. Its production is part of neo-informalism as its material works present dreamlike evocations full of controversial feelings transmitted by rough layers with varying silica sands, coupled with an exquisite variety of colors with contrasting bright features themselves, for their great variety of blue, red, brown, yellow and green which together or individually create an expressive and gestural energy conceived through a widely studied technique resulting variants atmospheres. With its exhibitions has been present in Mexico, the United States, Switzerland, Spain, Japan and Cuba. His pieces are part of the collection of the National Institute of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art and National Print Museum in Mexico City. Abroad: Galerie und Verlang Swiss Cultural Institute in Puerto Rico, Latin Art Gallery and Osaka Foundation of Culture in Japan, Pasquale Col. Pascu, in Italy, Raquel Palacios Gallery in New York and William P. Bruder Architec, in Phoenix. Besides his notable works also belong to private collectors and a new generation. 44
JORGE BARRIOS Born in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, in the region known as the ‘Mixteca Alta.’ In 1978 he moved to Mexico City, where he studied design at the Metropolitan University and later entered the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving known as ‘La Esmeralda.’ From 1980 to the present, he has participated in various group exhibitions, such as most recently in Portugal, via the Poca Gallery, as part of an exhibition of postcards entitled ‘La Mar en Ti’ (‘The Sea Inside You’) (2014); as part of an exhibition at EL CASA entitled ‘One Hundred (100) artists Dialogue with Posada’ (2013) in San Agustín, Etla, Oaxaca; in the south of France at the Olivier Gallery, Barrios also participated in a group exhibition entitled ‘Recuerdos Para Iluminar’ (‘Memories to Illuminate’) (2016). Barrios was also selected to participate in a group exhibit about Latin American art in Las Vegas, Nevada (2016). Barrios also received a grant from the State Fund for Art and Culture of Tlaxcala (‘FOECAT’) in 2003 in connection with an exhibition entitled ‘Creators and Interpreters on a Trajectory,’ in Tlaxcala, Mexico. He was the first (1st) place winner of the “3rd. Painting Contest Tlaxcala 2001.” He also won the “Acquisition Prize” as part of the national contest entitled ‘Una Interpretación Moderna del Quijote,’ (‘A Modern Interpretation of Quijote’) at the National Print Competition via the National Museum of the Estampa, Mexico City. Barrios has also received Honorable Mentions such as; First Graphic Exhibition entitled ‘U. V. and D.’ at the Carrillo Gil Museum, National Institute of Beaux Arts (‘INBA’). 1st. Miniestampa Annual Show, National Museum of the Estampa. INBA / IX National Encounter of Young Art Carrillo Gil Museum, INBA. Throughout his career, Barrios has been showcased in important solo exhibitions, among them; ‘Irrelevant Dreams’ at Casa de la Nube Gallery (2013); ‘Sédiments of Mémory’ at the Galerie Art & Planéte, Paris, France (2010); Pensée Sauvage. rencontre avec Jean - Claude Carriére - Librairie le Merle Moqueur (2010); ‘Amulets. Art & Planete’ Gallery Paris, France (2009); ‘Langage du corps’ at the Galerie Art & Planéte, Paris, France (2006); ‘The Age of the Forest,’ Museum of Art of Tlaxcala, Mexico (2005); ‘Territorios del Sueño,’ Mexicanos Art Gallery, Mexico City (2000); ‘Roots,’ Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico (2003); ‘Labyrinths of Light,’ Museum of Memory, in Tlaxcala, Mexico (2002); ‘Passages,’ Mexican Gallery, Mexico City (1997); ‘On the Wings of Memory,” at I. T. C., Tlaxcala, Mexico (1996); ‘Landscapes of Voices,’ Mexicanos Art Gallery Mexico City (1992); and ‘Landscapes Spelled,’ at the José María Velasco Gallery, Mexico City (1991).
JUAN ALCAZÁR Born in 1955 in the state of Oaxaca, Alcázar’s prodigious artistic talent propelled him to an early career in the arts. He entered the School of Fine Arts at the Autonomous “Benito Juárez” University of Oaxaca at the age of 13 to study graphic arts with a specialty in print making. At 17 years of age he was giving classes. Later he studied in Mexico City with various prominent artists. He was, by all accounts, one of the best students of the great Oaxacan painter, Rufino Tamayo. At 27 he founded the Free Graphics Workshop of Oaxaca at the Casa de la Cultura in Oaxaca. Later he was to be the principal founder of the Rufino Tamayo Workshop for the Visual Arts. In the last decade he was the founding director of the Museum of Oaxacan Painters. In the latter 1970’s Alcázar established himself as a premier print maker. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that he turned to painting, whereupon he became a leading exponent of magical realism in Mexico. His work has been exhibited in many countries around the world, both in single person and group shows. 45
PEDRO CORONEL Was born on March 25, 1922 in Jerez, Zacatecas, in a family of upper middle class. His mother played the violin and his father the clarinet and the violin. On Sundays they gathered and played folk music. The youngest of his brothers and sisters, Rafael, became a well-known painter of Moors, monks and elders. Pedro was a restless, dreamer and very rebellious child. He did not like school, he often skipped classes that took twelve years to complete his primary education. Instead, he preferred to go to the quarry and watch the workers take pieces of stone from the mountain. As a child, I collected tops, marbles and puppets. This hobby would later become a large collection of art from various parts of the world. His interest in art led him to study at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” when he was only thirteen, when the school had teachers like Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo and Francisco Zúñiga. Colonel forged friendships with Rivera, Zuñiga and Santos Balmori. He began studying sculpture, but the influence of Santos Balmori encouraged him to paint. This led him to appreciate the uses of color. At the beginning of his artistic career, he visited Paris in 1946, and decided to turn it into his second home in the late 1940s until the 1950s. He divided half into Paris and half into Mexico City. In the 1960s, he was a professor at La Esmeralda, residing mainly in Mexico but traveling frequently to Europe, Asia and the United States. During this time, he also worked with Mathias Goeritz, Rufino Tamayo and Pedro Friedeberg at the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. Coronel has been characterized by having a strong personality and, sometimes, violent, in addition to giving brusque answers. However, it has also been characterized for being honest and fair. He said that “he who does not cry, he who does not tremble, has no right to live”. It refers to “life” in the sense of feeling. He said he feared death just because he would end his painting. He was briefly married to Amparo Dávila, a Mexican writer, but his long-term relationship of eighteen years was with his second wife, Réjane Lalonde. Throughout his life, he accumulated a large collection of pre-Hispanic, African, Asian, Greco-Roman and medieval art, along with graphic art, with more than 1,800 pieces from different places and times, including Roman, Egyptian and Chinese works, as well as art and crafts. From Africa, the Mexican colonial period and works by Goya, Picasso, Miró and Chagall. This collection was exhibited shortly before the death of Coronel and the reaction of the public led him to donate it to the Mexican people and, since 1986, it has been part of the permanent collection of a museum that bears his name in Zacatecas . Coronel died on May 23, 1985 in Mexico City. In 1986, his remains were moved to Zacatecas according to his will, now in the Pedro Coronel Museum.
ALBERTO CRUZ (1982) was born in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca. He holds a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts from the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca. Printmaking is Alberto’s main means of production. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Takeda award at the 5th Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial. The work of Alberto focuses on childhood and innocence; his narrative is pure and simple. From his ludic and mysterious thread, each piece tells us a world of possibilities. The artist’s main reference is children’s illustration in which he finds a personal language to create his work. Alberto is currently one of the members of Burro Press.
With a multidisciplinary formation (Painting, sculpture, poetry, philosophy, psychology, cinema, etc.), Bernal goes through contemporary thought in search of new aesthetic languages that affect the social context, showing a marked accentuation of his taste for poetry and abstract art. In his work, we can see a spiritual search that goes from mysticism to the meditative proposal of color, form and symbolist content that defines his painting. With a self-taught background in literature, he is an art critic, poet and curator, he has made multiple presentations of books, lectures, curatorial texts, exhibitions and other academic activities such as diplomas, seminars, colloquia and workshops in relation to contemporary art and philosophy.
Mexico City, 1984. He lives and works in Mexico City. Diego is interested in working along with the landscape and not only representing it. For this reason, he seeks to paint and draw in the wilderness, as well as in urban environments, reflecting how we affect our reality when approaching the landscape and how the place influences our perception. Diego got his BFA from the Faculty of Arts and Design –UNAM (2004-2008). Afterwards he participated in the Contemporary Painting Seminar in the same Institution (2008-2010). In 2017, he was awarded with the First Prize in the First National Painting Biennial Luis Nishizawa. In 2011 he received an Honorable Mention from the VII National Painting and etching Biennial Alfredo Zalce. He was also selected in the I Painting Biennial Pedro Coronel (2008). Narváez has received three times the support of the Young Creators Program - FONCA (2010, 2013 and 2017). In 2014 he participated in the residency programs offered by the Hafnarborg Centre and HEIMA in Iceland. In 2012 he participated in the Artistic Residence in Argentinean Antarctic Bases. After these residencies, Diego works through specific projects, which derive in diverse series of work depending on the ways he approaches the landscape. Narváez has presented the following solo exhibitions: Urban Trace, 1 Mes 1 Artista, Mexico City (2017); Hinterland, NUUN Art Space, Oaxaca, Mexico (2016); Decay + Glory, L Gallery, Mexico City (2016); Innefable Visions, Cultural Center Of the Contemporary Mexico, Mexico City (2015) and Landscape in Transformation, Anahuacalli – Diego Rivera Museum, Mexico City (2014). Collectively stand out the following exhibitions: Aftershocks: The collective imagination of the 1985 earthquake, Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City; Sur Polar IV. Museo del Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Shared Realities, Bank of Mexico, Mexico City; Towards a New Figuration in the Mexican Contemporary Painting. Aldama Fine Art Gallery, Mexico City; The Millenium Seen through Art, Important Museums in Mexico. The work of Diego can be found in various collections, standing out: Bank of Mexico, Milenio Group: The Millenium seen through Art, State of México’s Collection, Kaluz, Mexican Art, Promotion and Excellency, Aldama Fine Art, Amozurrutia Lawyers, Wolf Pharma.
Born in Querétaro, Mexico, in 1967. Sculpture and Engraving in La Esmeralda Academy in the Rufino Tamayo’s Painting Biennial, Fabian Ugalde began to exhibit in several museums, cultural spaces and university forums both in Mexico and in countries in Europe, Asia and South America. The work of Ugalde has deserved acknowledgments in various competitions, among them, the first place of acquisition in the biennial of Pintura Rufino Tamayo (2000), a first prize of acquisition in the 3rd. October Salon, Omnilife Grand Prize (2001) and second place in the 3rd Ex Teresa Arte Actual Installation Contest. On two occasions he has received support for residence and production projects from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Culture. In 2001 he received a scholarship from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. In 1999 Ugalde received the Young Creators of Fonca scholarship and has belonged to the National System of Artistic Creators of FONCA in two of its issues: 2004 and 2010. In recent years Ugalde taught two-dimensional production workshops in National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving , La Esmeralda and was a member of the Academic Council of that institution.
GONZALO GARCÍA Is a 33 years old Mexican artist painter living in Mexico City. He achieved the bachelor degree in Visuals Art at the Institute Allende University, in San Miguel de Allende located in Guanajuato, Mexico. More than 10 years of professional experience have permitted an evolution in his unique figurative style on different historical and social themes. Scholarships: Two times selected by the Young Creators Program by FONCA; Sweden Aquarelle Museum Skärhamn Residence. Solo Exhibitions: Mexico 7 (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018). Group Exhibitions: 20 in Mexico including several museums and art galleries, 1 in Sweden,1 in Spain, 1 in USA (NY) Prize: Selected on 4 biennale with 1 honorable mention. Publications: One of the 34 Mexican painter artist selection from “The Millennium Viewed by Art”, by Milenio Media that included national wide newspaper, tv, radio and digital media presence. Special Projects: Creative Director of the Mural painting project at the “Conspiradores” Museum. During 8 months, he was in charge of administrating budget, salaries and a team of 10 members producing 300 square meters’ mural paintings of four art exhibition rooms. He has also participated in other 3 museum projects around Mexico.
GUSTAVO VILLEGAS He is an artist that has been dedicating his work in expanding the plastic limits of the realistic painting. Throughout his career he has received various national and international stimuli and recognitions, such as the Member of the National System for Creators Grant, CONACULTA-FONCA, Mexico City (2013-2015); the Young Creators Grant FONCA, Mexico City (2010-2011) and the Creators with Experience-PECDA Grant, Querétaro Institute for Culture and the Arts, Querétaro, Mexico (2012-2013). He has also been selected to participate in different international artistic residencies: “Artists in Residence air-Montreux”, Montreux, Switzerland (2018), “Millay Colony for the Arts Residency Program”, New York, USA (2014), “The Why Not Place”, Religare Art Residency Program, New Delhi, India (2011), “Djerassi Resident Artists Program”, California, USA (2010) and “Artist in Residency Program, FONCA- Banff Centre,” Alberta, Canada (2008). In Mexico, his work has been awarded with “First Prize, José and Tomás Chávez Morado West-Central Painting Award”, Regional Fund for Culture and the Arts of the West-Central Area, Guanajuato (2016), “People’s Choice Award, 11th Monterrey FEMSA Biennial”, Monterrey, Mexico (2014), Honorable mention, “Miradas 6th Nacional Visual Arts Biennial”, Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana, Mexico (2014), the Acquisition Prize , “Artemergente, Monterrey 2006 National Biennial”, Monterrey, Mexico (2006) and the First Prize in the “Julio Castillo National Painting Biennial”, Libertad Gallery, Querétaro, Mexico (2008). Also, his works have been selected to participate in “The Future Is Unwritten”, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, Italy (2015); “CUADRO Guide and Emerging Artists Salon”, Mexico City (2009-2010); “Emerging Contemporary Arts Fair (FACE) ”, Mexico City (2007); 2007-2008 Edition of the book-catalog mART Emerging Artist for New Collectors. His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, in Mexico, India, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Argentina and New York. 48
IRENE ZUNDEL Was born in Mexico City in 1958. From 1977 to 1981 she studied Graphic Design at Philadelphia College of Art. In the early 1990´s, she joined a workshop established by Enrique Jolly, considered one of Mexico´s most accomplished sculptors, expert in casting and melting techniques, as well as an excellent portrait painter. Irene remained at this workshop for over a decade, where she discovered that abstraction was the language that she needed to express both her concerns and her inner world. Since 1997, her popularity increased exponentially as she began presenting her individual works at galleries, cultural centers and other venues around Mexico City. She has participated in various collective art exhibitions in Mexico and other countries, like the International Contemporary Art Biennial in Florence, Italy. At this early stage of her career, she built bronze sculptures which portray movement, but also mirror the artist’s state of mind at the time of their making. These works reflect a great amount of emotions and inner exploration. Most of them are monochromatic, mostly rendered in grey, green or brown. Throughout her career, Zundel has experimented with a variety of materials such as wax, clay, ceramics, steel, bronze and for the past two years she began to work with Plexiglas. The infinite possibilities provided by this last material have allowed her to conceive fascinating projects. The artist went through a learning and research process to achieve such results. The result of this process is magnificently exemplified by the works of art gathered for the Beyond Reality exhibition. These are balanced, brilliant and colorful pieces, which present a close relationship to the principles of optical and kinetic art. For the spectator standing before these works, the great variety of colors and light produce virtual movement. The varied colors of the pieces, with their shadows and reflections, transform themselves depending on the position of the spectator. Awards: Italia per L’Arte Award. Vetrina Internazionale Degli Artisti Latini Americani. Florence, Italy. Award for the work presented in Florence, Italy, by the Instituto Italiano di Cultura Cittá del Messico and the Samuel Menache Gallery.
JAVIER AMPUDIA PACHECO He was born in Pinar del Río, Cuba, on April 7, 1985. Between 2000 and 2004 he studied at the Provincial School of Art Instructors of Pinar del Río in the specialty of Plastic Arts. Participated in “Academia 2001”, passing the courses of Drawing and Watercolor at the Academy of San Alejandro, Havana. In 2003 he passed the aptitude exams to enter the Art Academy in Minneapolis, United States. In 2006 he was professor of Drawing of the Provincial School of Art Instructors of Pinar del Río. For a period of two years (February 2010 - February 2012) he worked as an Instructor of Plastic Arts in the states of Caracas and Miranda in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Since 2002 he is a member of the Association “Hermanos Saíz” (AHS). In 2014, the National Council of Plastic Arts, the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund and the National Registry of the Creator accepted to be a member of these institutions through exceptional authorization and based on a proposal made by the National AHS to the Ministry of Culture. As of 2014 he is accepted as a member of the AXART gallery in the city of Drummond in Quebec, Canada. In 2015 he was invited to the World of Culture to be held in that city.
JESÚS GALVÁN Was born in Victoria Tamaulipas, Mexico, his work is an approached and observation of the geometric forms in the landscape. He graduated from the Universtity of Nuevo Leon UANL on 1999 with a bachelor degree in visial arts, he has several individual shows as “Early landscapes” at the Heart Gallery in Dallas Tx. “Image and metaphore” at NauHaus Gallery in Houston Tx. Also in Monterrey Mexico at Arte Actual Mexicano Gallery “Epifania” and also”Deseo y Memoria” in 2017 at yhe same gallery. He also has several gorup shos as “Out side the lines” at Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas TX; “GT3” at the Cultural House in Monterrey NL. Selected at 4 Reviews in the Plastic Neolonese; “9 Visiones 9 Lecturas” at Arte Actual Mexicano Gallery in Monterrey NL.”Art in Life” at the Museum of Linares NL. “Interiors” at the Museum of Queretaro City; and “Tribute to the painter Alfonso Michel” at the IMU in Colima. Cl. Among others. He was a beneficiary of the PECDA Puebla 2017-2018 scholarship. He lives and works in Puebla, Mexico.
JORGE MOEDANO Jorge Moedano is a Mexican artist who explores oil painting in unconventional surfaces, such as convex, concave and irregular woods and metals. His fragmented painting style wakes an optical experience in reference to perception, time and space.Drownings and fires are portrayed as classical ambients to his work where the main themes are the extremes of calmness and disasters. Jorge Moedano works with techniques and values like shades and light from within the depths of silence. Constantly experimenting with the nature of movement in tridimensional perspectives, where silence comes from tempest, rather than calmness. Currently, Jorge Moedano continues experimenting with a tridimensional effect, where he evoques a locomotion realistic effect.
JORGE OBREGON Was born in Mexico City in 1972. He studied the career of Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (1990 - 1994) obtaining the distinguished merit of the Gabino Barreda medal, for being the best student of his generation. He also obtained honorific mention with his thesis Volcanoes of Mexico, and outdoors experience. Jorge participated in several workshops, and collaborations with his teacher Luis Nishizawa, in courses about techniques and materials in the Museum of Guanajuato, and the National Arts Center, (Mexico 1995-1999).
Obregon has accomplished four artistic residencies around the world, including Centre d’Art I Natura in Farrera de Pallars, Spain 1997; Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, USA 2002, with a scholarship given by MexAm Foundation and “Grupo Salinas”; A landscape workshop at the Montserrat College of Arts with the teacher George Nick, in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA 2014; Bennington College landscape workshop with Christopher Chippendale, Vermont, USA 2015. The artist, has developed landscape projects In-Situ in several countries around the world, including Spain, Finland, Ecuador, United States, Mexico, and the latest one in Japan. Jorge Obregon has accomplished 21 different individual exhibitions in Mexico, United States and Japan. Since 1991 he has participated in 60 collective exhibitions, and he has presented his artwork in Spain, United States, Italy, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Mexico and Japan. Since 1991 he has received several awards, scholarships, Honorific Mentions, and has also participated in various Biennials.
JORGE PINZÓN His interest in architecture as a semiotic field, as a structured language, was a crucial to him as an artist, to be able to articulate his artworks by means of universal archetypes. After graduating, he worked as a Design teacher, researcher and independent designer. After that period departs from Colombia and decides to devote himself exclusively to art. Lived and exhibited his paintings in Panamá, Spain, Cuba, USA and now in Oaxaca (Mexico). During that time the question was only one, to observe and then paint, how culture affects our behavior, and the perception of ourselves. In mexico lived 8 months with Chinanteco indigenous group in the mountains of Oaxaca, inquiring and learning with them about the influence that soul has on the matter. For the last ten years his constant research and painting has been based on the learnings of that experience, applying it to his observations on how culture shapes or models the perception of self in our times. After have exhibited in several countries, galleries and museums, he has decided to allow himself to a more personal experience in his work, creating more carefully and choosing to deal and communicate his art closely and personally in his studio to visitors and collectors to discuss and share the paintings. Actually lives and works in the countryside of Oaxaca in the company of his family and 23 rescued dogs and cats.
JOSÉ LUIS RAMÍREZ Was born in Durango, Durango, México on 31 July 1981. He graduated from Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Artesanías ( School of Painting, Sculpture and Handicrafts) of Universidad de Juárez del Estado de Durango (EPEAUJED). His artwork has been exposure in various countries, such as México, USA, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Italy and Finland, with more than 20 individual exhibitions and 38 collective exhibitions, the most recents: “ Hallazgos en tonos azules “ in Arte - Actual Mexicano Gallery in Monterrey, Mx (2018 ), “Nuevas Narrativas Pintura Contemporánea Mexicana” (New narratives contemporary mexican painting) in the municipal Gallery Rosario - Sánchez de Lozada in Querétaro , Mx ( 2018), “ Distopia” in Centro Estatal de las Artes in Ensenada, MX ( 2018 ) and Feria Internacional Barcú Arte y Cultura en Bogotá , Col (2017). Some of his arteworks are part of various collections, such as : “Pago en especias” , “Acervo Cultural”, “Colección Grupo Milenio Multimedios”, ONU, Nueva York. 51
JOSÉ LUIS RAMÍREZ Was born in Durango, Durango, México on 31 July 1981. He graduated from Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Artesanías ( School of Painting, Sculpture and Handicrafts) of Universidad de Juárez del Estado de Durango (EPEAUJED). His artwork has been exposure in various countries, such as México, USA, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Italy and Finland, with more than 20 individual exhibitions and 38 collective exhibitions, the most recents: “ Hallazgos en tonos azules “ in Arte - Actual Mexicano Gallery in Monterrey, Mx (2018 ), “Nuevas Narrativas Pintura Contemporánea Mexicana” (New narratives contemporary mexican painting) in the municipal Gallery Rosario - Sánchez de Lozada in Querétaro , Mx ( 2018), “ Distopia” in Centro Estatal de las Artes in Ensenada, MX ( 2018 ) and Feria Internacional Barcú Arte y Cultura en Bogotá , Col (2017). Some of his arteworks are part of various collections, such as : “Pago en especias” , “Acervo Cultural”, “Colección Grupo Milenio Multimedios”, ONU, Nueva York.
JOSÉ SACAL Born in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos in 1944. From small shows concern for art. Go early to the School of Arts of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Cuernavaca, there has his first encounter with painting and modeling. He spent his childhood and part of his youth in that city; Later he moved to the capital where lies far. Childhood is for Sacal a stage that is marked by cultural contrasts in a provincial town, everything in your environment appeals to you , assimilates and permanently recorded in Candide thought. Surrounded by friends and heterogeneous ages, customs together walk, explore, run and play in the 50’s Cuernavaca, cobbled streets with small - town air. The young Sacal primary and secondary studies. Already installed in the capital is studying high school and fail to work some time in the Psychiatric Hospital of Castañeda, proposing creative rehabilitation of internal activities. Later he joined the UNAM where began his studies in medicine, there stands out as practical experience in the amphitheater, which provides an outstanding knowledge of human anatomy. During his stay at the University leverages an important part of your time to go to take classes at the School of Painting and Sculpture of La Esmeralda, in this room takes chair of painting and sculpture with different teachers, among which the sculptor Francisco Zuniga . Then go to the paint shop of Maestro Arthur Kronhnengold and the Mill of Santo Domingo’s National Institute of Fine Arts. At 24 he began working as a fashion designer for this purpose and visit big cities like Paris, Rome and New York. These trips would impact him decisively in his life. From that moment until today has toured many cities and towns, some as far away as Timbuktu or the North Pole. Experiences that have allowed him to become a citizen of the world, as he defines it . Sacal never stops working experience and tireless in his workshop. Gradually begins to perform more complex sculptures, this is excited and decides to work fully in this art, it starts with and ends with plasticine clay, which has so far been the “transformable recipient of your feelings.” Sacal begins figurative and experiments with contortion of the human body, gradually mastered the technique consistently and starts, perhaps inadvertently, to invent a language, a style, which can only be achieved through hard work. Each work has its peculiarities, some are a futuristic while they remind Buccioni; others are full of sensuality and eroticism, romantic, comic and harmonious, but some irreverent and provocative. Surprising the work appears surreal and surprising nuances are his flirtations with the abstract. So are the sculptures produced by the Master, who complete them seem alive and talking on the unconscious, “grateful for giving them the possibility to exist in the millennial perennial bronze.” 52
You sacal anxiously want to show their work and starts emerging in group shows, sometimes successfully and sometimes anonymous. Thus perseverance and encouragement injector gives Sylvia, his muse, his older accomplice and his biggest criticism, gradually achieve a result and has gradually increased presence in the windows of art. The quality of his work has been recognized both in Mexico and in countries around the world. No doubt the Master’s work has been and continues to be applauded, causing controversy and anticipation in more than 40 solo exhibitions and as many tens of collective within their country and the world. Highlights certainly are the prizes: * The International Biennial of Florence, Italy in 1998; * Honorable Mention Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, California, United States, 2000 * Honorable Mention at the International Biennial, Toyamura, Japan, 2002; * Mexico-Israel Cultural Institute, Arts, Science and Culture in Mexico, 2006, to name a few. Award Thanks to its recognition as an outstanding artist and unlimited quality of his work, has been invited to participate as a judge in various competitions and awards. Highlights include: * First Children ‘s Painting Competition “Your security is ours , “ Metro Public Transport System, Federal District, Mexico, Sixth and Tenth Edition, * National Award for Interior, AMDI, Distrito Federal, Mexico. * Competition Cristalizarte by Industrias Penoles, Mexico City, Mexico. * XXI Festival of Arts, Painting and Sculpture, Distrito Federal, Mexico. * He is a founding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and Arts, Technology and Humanities, AC. * Member of the Salon of Mexican Plastic. * Member of the Artistic Treasure Defender Society of Mexico, AC. * Member of the Society of Arts and Letters in Europe. Its recognized quality has led him to place monumental public works in different areas of Mexico and the world. Sacal is undoubtedly one of the most prominent representatives of contemporary sculptural art. Mexican worthy that already has an infinite space in art history of Mexico and the world.
LUIS CANSECO Born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca in 1986, Luis Daniel Canseco Soto is a Visual Artist specializing in Graphics. He graduated from the Autonomous Benito Juárez University of Oaxaca. He also studied at the Specialized Clinics in Contemporary Art (CEACO). In 2007, he obtained the first place of the Engraving award at the 475 Anniversary of the city of Oaxaca. His work has been selected to participate at the José Guadalupe Posada Engraving Biennale (2009). Currently, his work is in private collections in countries such as Spain, Holland, Belgium, England, Germany, China and the United States. His art has been exhibited in: Oaxaca, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Nuevo Leon, Zacatecas, Coahuila, Cordoba, Tlaxcala, Quintana Roo and Puebla, this last place is where he currently resides. Canseco seeks to emphasize the material possibilities of drawing and the expanded graphic, while been awarded with a scholarship FONCA 2017-2018 (Culture and Arts´ National Fund) in the drawing category. He is currently developing educational projects of artistic initiation for children and young people, and he manages as well his own space at his gallery of contemporary art and residencies or workshops focused on explorations and analysis of installation practices. “The expansion of graphite, its mobility and tonal richness allows me to create a landscape that not only remains as an image, but also refers to a past landscape built in my present”. 53
Was born in Ixtlán Oaxaca, México in 1992. Graduated from High school of arts and humanities CEDART “Miguel Cabrera”, June 2010. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Bauhaus University of Puebla, 2012 – 2016 Exhibition Selection: 2016 – Pictorial exhibition “The sea of lovers”, presented at Casa Mexic, Barcelona, supported by the Mexican Consulate in Barcelona and the Secretariat of Arts and Cultures of Oaxaca. 2017 – Pictorial exhibition “Turner Landscapes”, presented in Casa Mexic, Barcelona. 2017 – Pictorial exhibition “Mexican toys”, presented at Cultural Center Santa Isabel, Zaragoza, Spain, with the support of the Mexican Consulate in Barcelona. 2018 – Pictorial exhibition “Mexican toys”, organized by the Youth Council of the Government of Zaragoza, Spain, and presented in the Young Art Hall Antonio Saura. 2018 – Pictorial exhibition “Pirotecnia” presented at the Municipal Palace of the Honorable City Council of Oaxaca de Juárez. Collections: Philately Museum of Oaxaca and Alfredo Harp Helu Foundation · Universitario Bauhaus – Art School, Puebla, Mexico · Casa Mexic – Barcelona · Mexican Consulate in Barcelona · Pepita Serrano Collection. Among the most importan acknowledgments are: Winner of the scholarship of the Secretariat of Culture and Arts of Oaxaca and CONACULTA, in the category of artistic and cultural professionalization. In 2012, 2013, and 2015. Recognition and award from the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, for the contribution to the Mexican plastic arts. 2017 – Recognition by the City Council of Aragon, Spain for the exhibition “Mexican Toys”, presented at the Santa Isabel Cultural Center. Conferences: Guest by the Secretariat of Arts and Cultures of Oaxaca to give the conference “The dichotomy of the modern to the contemporary” inside the Youth festival in art, Oaxaca city · “Seminar Marketing in art”, taught at the Museum of Oaxacan Painters · Guest by the Santa Isabel Cultural Center to give a presentation of “Marketing in art”, in the city of Zaragoza, Spain. Public function Chief of the Department of Cultural Information, at the Secretariat of Cultures and Arts of Oaxaca · Institutional link of the Secretariat of Cultures and Arts of Oaxaca with IMCINE for the projects: Mexican Cinema in your city, Cinema Mexico and Polos Audiovisuales.
MOISÉS CERVANTES Work can be described as narrative realism. Specializing in oil paint, he began painting at the age of 14 and began selling professionally at age 23 after several years. Studying with independent artists and at fine arts institute of Mexico. He had his first solo show in 2016. He has participate in two programs for the young artist at FONCA (arts and culture institute of Mexico) and his work is part of several collections in Mexico and other countries.
NIZAAC VALLEJO Nizaac Vallejo Silva born in Mexico City in 1986. He studied Visual Arts in the Faculty of Arts and Design of UNAM (2005-2009) obtaining a Honorable. From 2012-2014 he pursued a Master in Visual Arts with a specialization in Painting and Drawing at the Arts and Design Postgraduate program of the UNAM, receiving a research-production scholarship. 54
In 2014 he was jury of the Second Painting Contest of the Mixteca, Oaxaca. From 2015 to 2016, he obtained the grant from Young Creators Program, FONCA in the area of Painting. From 2009-2016 he worked at the Faculty of Arts and Design, as professor in Visual Arts, teaching experimental and classic drawing. His work has been shown in different cultural spaces, highlighting the Museum Rufino Tamayo of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Arts (MUCA), Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museum of Querétaro, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca (MACO) and Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos. He has participated in more than 40 collective exhibitions and 5 individual exhibitions. Nizaac was selected to participate at Chitrakatha, International Animation Film Festival in Ahmedabad, India; the 17th Rufino Tamayo Biennal Painting; X National Biennial of Painting and Engraving “Alfredo Zalce”; the VI National Biennal of Visual Arts in Yucatan; the XXXIV and XXXVI National Award of Young Art, II Biennal of Arts UNAM and the Seventh exhibition of painting by “Reforma” newspaper. The artist has obtained an Honorable Mention in the first Marathon of drawing “The naked body” FAD-UNAM, as well as the X Painting and Engraving Biennial “Alfredo Zalce”. He has been interviewed in magazines such as YACONIC, INKULT, Art-facto, Marvin, Time Out, and his work has been reviewd by Apocrypha, MEPE magazine, the magazine of the state of Tabasco, the newspaper REFORMA and Media Campus of UNAM, as well as the book “Encouraging the Script Drawing” for the FAD-UNAM Screen
PAOLA PINEDA I am inspired by the portrait and the constant internal battles of the complex experience of “being”. I use color to improvise about the thing that happens in the deepest of our soul, in the conflict or, also, in the joy and its many possibilities. I take the face as the starting point for being the window of our interior. Then, I look for resonances and mirrors that express those hidden universes. My creative process is a constant search for looking in a different way the intimate breath of each human being. I use any type of technique (temper, oil, acrylic, prismacolor, feather, charcoal ..) so that instinctive hallucination appears and thus, identify that common character who becomes the protagonist of my blank sheet. The result are pieces that provoke or arouse curiosity in the extreme use of line and its tones. Sometimes poetic and careful, and others fluid and exaggerated, I seek harmony in nonsense. I live in love with the simple and the complex at the same time. I decide, with my brushes, to embrace all its contrasts. I believe in complete freedom and I live by taking the risks. I do not want to have the limitation of someone who paints only what makes sense. I work in series. This allows me to go deep in all the edges related to the face, exhausting all means of expression. I also explore at present time, digital media. I let myself happen and I obey blindly. I want to understand all the mysteries: of color, of human expression and those which reveal aesthetics, even where it does not seem to be any.
RICARDO LOWENBERG A native of Mexico City in 1960, Ricardo is now living in Los Cabos Baja California, he lived in Tampico on the coast of the gulf of Mexico since 1983. It is in Tampico, which has adopted Lowenberg with a great deal of pride, where his work was first exhibited in 1995 and has repeatedly been displayed with much acceptance in the most prestigious local art galleries ever since. Without a doubt, Lowenberg has become in a short period of time one of the greatest exponents of the contemporary Mexican paintings The quality of Lowenberg’s work is endorsed by the many successful solo exhibitions in Mexico, Europe and the United States. His exclusive Solo Show was inaugurated by one of the great Mexican Masters, José Luis Cuevas at the prestigious “Centro cultural Poliforun Siqueiros” in Mexico City, is one worth mentioning since it included 32 pieces that are now part of influential private collections. Lowenberg steers clear of virtuosity given that his core interest lies in the essence of the people and their surroundings. His paintings encompass a soul that you can obviously discover in the eyes of his characters; it seems as if Ricardo’s intentions is to display the spirit of living beings and items he paints. His artwork communicates a mesmerizing joyfulness full of contrasts, mystifying cryptograms and color. The artist statement: During the time that I have been painting professionally, more than 25 years, my interest in the act of painting has never waned, on the contrary, I enjoy it enormously, says Ricardo. However, the content of my work and my technical abilities are constantly evolving. This state of change it’s something that all artist embrace, it is through change and experimentation that growth occurs. To be timid, safe, complacent or overly satisfied does not push the boundaries of creativity
RODRIGO RAMÍREZ RODRÍDUEZ He was born on June 9, 1988 in the Federal District. Between 2007/2011 he studied Visual Arts in “La Esmeralda”. Parallel to the school, he worked in the German Venegas workshop with which he also took drawing and painting classes. From his interest in philosophy, he took courses in film philosophy at the Film Library of the UNAM with Dr. Sonia Rangel. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Visual Arts at the UNAM. He has exhibited in places such as the British American Museum, the Sebastian Foundation in the Federal District, the City Museum in Querétaro, the Vasconcelos Library, the Libertad Gallery for the Julio Castillo Painting Competition 2015 and the Manuel Felguérez Museum. He recently carried out the residence of Zona_seis in the Galería Luis Adelantado in which the curator Guillermo Santamarina participated for the selection and the production process. At the end of the residency period, he was part of the collective exhibition Historias de la Materia, which was held in the same gallery. He has participated in the Zona Maco Mexico fair. He has obtained the FONCA scholarship for Young Creators on two occasions, 2012 and 2016 respectively. It has been reviewed in some publications by collective exhibitions such as the supplement of Art in the weekly Proceso by Blanca Gonzales. Or in the newspaper Reforma. He recently made an individual exhibition at the Galería Luis Adelantado entitled La imagen absente. His painting tries, from the poetic and the plastic manipulation of the images, to access an experience of the world in which the media and the effective communication and domination mechanisms lose effectiveness. 56