Invisible links, or in Spanish; Vínculos invisibles, is the name of the upcoming exhibition about pollinators and biodiversity in which I will be participating. Do they depend on us or do we depend on them? About 316 species of plants are cultivated in Mexico. Aproximately 286 of the species are related to the food we … Continue reading Do they depend on us?
Among all the insect species that live on Earth, butterflies are probably the most popular ones due to its beauty and colors. Approximately 1,800 butterfly species live in Mexico, and Mexico City hosts around 350 species. The exhibition at the Coyoacán metro station, shows the most common butterflies that can be seen in the Mexico … Continue reading Butterflies of Mexico City, a multicolored flapping in the metro
The nopal, also known as Prickly Pear in English or Opuntia in Latin, has always had a special meaning for me. It is one of my favorite plants and themes, as this plant originates from Mexico, my native country, where it is a plant of great importance in ancient and daily life; in architecture, gastronomy, literature, … Continue reading Nopales interconnecting cultures
I created Nopal leaf No. 3 some time ago for a private collection. However, with the initiative of Darius Mikšys, contemporary artist, it is now part of the ongoing exhibition Hayward and Tamayo. The exhibition includes works by the Hayward Gallery in London and the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. The private collector agreed to lending … Continue reading Nopal leaf No. 3 at Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
The Nopal leaf abstract No. 2 with its contrasting sides is an invitation to reflect on order and control versus chaos as well as a representation of the vast number of cultures that inhabit Mexico today. One side of the Nopal leaf is painted in colorful, abstract forms as a kaleidoscopic metaphor representing the diversity … Continue reading Nopal leaf abstract No.2
The Nopal leaf is an abstract sculpture, each side with a different color scheme. The two “tunas” – or prickly pears – are made out of clay, covered with crystal beads and a crystal bead flower. The flowers are Wixáritari beadwork. The natural shape of the Nopal leaf is painted in colorful, abstract forms as … Continue reading Nopal leaf abstract
The colors and shapes of the Nopalera are an allegory of the immense diversity of climates, flowers, animals and traditions that exist in the Mexican State of Morelos. This sculpture has 33 tunas – or prickly pears – as a clear reference to the 33 municipalities that Morelos has. The fact that the tunas are … Continue reading Nopalera, an allegory of diversity