Exhibition at Viñedo Cuna de Tierra
November 13th-14th, 2021
Adriana Urquiza, oil and encaustic painter, born in Mexico City with studies at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City and at the “Lorenzo de Medici” Academy in Florence, Italy. Group and individual exhibitions in various galleries, museums and cultural centers in Mexico. The impressionism that Adriana transmits with the lines she makes in her images, her balance of color and shapes, transports you a joyful and peaceful nostalgia for the countryside landscapes, the vineyards and the birds that live in these landscapes that inspire her.
Critically acclaimed and knighted artist Gustavo Duque has been a resident of New Orleans for over 20 years and now resides in San Miguel de Allende.
Born in Colombia, Gustavo Duque’s work can be found in museum collections nationally and internationally. His ethereal and sometimes surreal images express deep sympathy for humanity. Gustavo is a man of great warmth and his work shows a deep love for the landscape of nature. Their distinctive figures stand out like our stories. I love painting. With my oils and acrylics I explore landscapes that are more emotional than physical. Humanity and Love in all its stages are the root of my work. I travel to places I have been and have dreamed of.
The work I do is a version of portraits that refer intangibles about the human condition in an expressionist way; I look at the brushstroke to convey gestural emotion and movement. I like to think of painting as an extension of the gaze, but also of touch. I study the play of light on the skin and then decompose it into a network of bright colors that, thanks to the plasticity of oil, also have a sculptural character. My work is influenced by Neorealism and the London School, as well as Post-impressionism due to the bright colors and texture of the undiluted paint.
Juan Luis Potosí
Juan Luis Potosí (1987 León GTO) sculptor. His series of sculptures explore archetypes of masculinity, its relationship to love, fear and the senses. In his process he questions old values to disconnect inherited habits and invent new ways of representing our modern roles. He has exhibited his work since 2009 in individual and collective exhibitions in venues such as El Museo Bicentenario de Dolores Hidalgo, El Museo Verde, León GTO, The Center for the Arts, Querétaro.
Erick is a contemporary Mexican Folklore painter from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mx. The patterns in his work are inspired by the tiles from his grandparents’ house in the mountains of San Cristóbal de las Casas. For decades, her grandmother searched the streets for discarded tiles and added new ones every month in her house and patios, the whole floor did not match, all the tiles were of different colors and textures and each one represented a different era in Mexico. The tiles read like a timeline of cultural and creative change in Chiapas from one end of the floor to the other. Since then she has tried to recreate those patterns and tell her own stories.
“My first medium is textiles, my hands have always got on well with yarns and skeins but not in the traditional way, I am an eclectic spider that flirts with other possibilities and remains inspired through multiple disciplines, it is precisely the search of new forms of expression that allow me to materialize what obsessed me at that time, which has led me to develop my own techniques, almost always improvised, that is why my pieces are one-of-a-kind, they have time and life inside them. own.”
Art came to change the way I see life, how I relate to nature, people and my entire environment. It is my form of personal expression, art changes my way of thinking from rational to emotional, I express my emotions through abstract art. Each work done is not only a painting represents an emotion, painting for me is synonymous with expression, beauty, sensitivity, harmony, movement and love. My country represents many mixed emotions, which nurture me in my work living in a country so full of life, multicultural and above all the colors which are a fundamental part of our culture, that drives me and inspires me in my works.
In my artistic work, encaustic is always present. It is one of the most sophisticated, passionate and ancient techniques that I know of. It allows me, at the same time, to use and combine simple and easily available materials. I use many elements, apparently without control, such as wax and fire. I like this surprise blow, of amazement at the expected result, even risky. When processing an idea, it never ends on the original stroke. Fire and time change everything, that’s why I like to work on topics that make me
think about what the fate of things would be when no one uses them anymore, when they are just part of the past … memories of things that lead to other things.
The work itself is as unique and multifaceted as you’d expect from the special mix of psychologist / children’s book illustrator turned artist. People and animals are naively portrayed, but the way they interact blurs the lines. It is almost as if the painter has decided that all living creatures are on the same footing, and there is no talk of opposable thumbs and enlarged skulls.
Through my art I experiment with unconventional materials and textures seeking to recreate and allude to certain characteristics of nature. In my painting I seek to capture an image that maintains its freshness, looking for a line that is always in motion. Creating landscapes with infinite skies and plants with their own life. Together with the spatula and other tools as well as materials, I intend to recreate the organic nature of nature, its irregularity that makes it perfect for its invisible imperfection.