Art Tour San miguel de allende

We will take you to art studios and galleries in San Miguel de Allende to meet the artists and get to find out their artistic process

Rocío Gordillo

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Rocio Gordillo (Mexico City, 1980) studied the Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Instituto Allende incorporated into the University of Guanajuato (1999-2003) and the Masters in Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (2013-2015 ). She studied theories of contemporary art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Parque Lage School (2010).

Has exhibited individually at the Gallery Casa Diana, San Miguel Allende, Mexico (2014), Gallery Oscar Cruz, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2011), Caja Blanca, Df, Mexico (2009), Smoke Live Art, Guadalajara, Mexico (2009) , Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Miami, Usa (2008), Kunsthaus Santa Fe, San Miguel Allende, Mexico (2007), the Station, Chihuahua, Mexico (2007), Museum of the City of Queretaro, Mexico (2003), Museo de Allende , San Miguel Allende, Mexico (2003) and in important group internationally. Her painting belongs to important public and private collections in the United States, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Venezuela and Mexico. It has been selected in various biennials such as Yucatan (2006) and Rufino Tamayo (2009). It was deserving of young creators scholarship of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in 2009-2010 and 2014-2015. She currently lives and works in Mexico City.

Oliver Martínez

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My artwork es the direct reflection of the place and the moment in which I live. Elements such as the sounds( painting) and anonymous people (sculpture) allow me a constant introspection. In the painting I build the architecture of the sounds from the urban landscape weaving pentagrams full of texture.

In the sculpture I create the anonymity from the moment from infinitive geometries that blend subtly between light and shadow.

In the drawing recreate alternate identities from surreal characters as symbols form a oniric story.

Antonio Chaurand

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The scenes of Antonio Chaurand tremble in a real sense, as if the moment in which they existed was too fleeting to capture it. Although his images come from photographs, perhaps it is not the scene itself that is the most important or significant, but the composition and the way of applying the painting. In everyday environments, in solitary rooms or meetings, there arises at the same time an idea of n atmosphere of mystery, or of a penumbra in movement, where all the characters are in fact anonymous. The figures dissipate in a kind of silhouettes or gaseous beings. The light is exaggerated to achieve the right intonations and the most dramatic chiaroscuro. The landscape format brings you closer to a vision of the screen, of an eye that wants to perceive more, or of a sequence that does not stop. Antonio Chaurand's paintings are images where the immediacy of time becomes a sensitive vibration.

 

Ana Quiroz

Fifties Art Gallery

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In Fifties Art Gallery Xavier Ferrer and José Manuel Guerrero we expose our artistic work while we carry out an integral management of spaces and cultural centers from curatorship to museography and communication, we make exhibitions under the standard of the best international museums, we also form professionals in the field of cultural management to improve the artistic system in the community and build solid collections of contemporary art with the support of advisors to ensure the best performance.

YAM Gallery

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Francisco “Taka” Fernández (Mexico City, 1966)

The complex title of the exhibition, meaning Floating Station of Active Contemplation, describes the peculiar process of artistic investigation led by Taka during the last years. The artist has built a 2-floors wooden tower perched on plastic barrels, able to float on the quiet waters of mangrove swamps and to accommodate the artist himself. From up there, Taka has been able to render his observations of this fragile biotope.

The nature of mangrove where salty and fresh waters meet, where life grows both underwater and on earth, offering such a difficult access and yet suffering from human devastation, is revealed by the artist as a shadowy phantasmagoria, maybe an introspection.

The empathic relation between the landscape and the artist/contemplator is interfered by with components from society, leading to a reflection on ecology and the pace of time.

EFCA has first been presented at the Modern Art Museum of Trieste, Italy. Francisco “Taka” Fernández’ work is part of private collections such as the Jumex collection, The Mexican Museum of San Francisco, the Mexico National University MUAC Museum, and the PAMM Pérez Art Museum in Miami among others

Ivan Puig

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Invent other possible forms. Solve, manufacture; things found. To pebble, to recycle, to extend the life of obsolete objects, the technology and the fight against its estrangement. Ask, question, focus; sarcasm, irony and paradox. I like the contradiction, I like poetry, simplicity and complexity together, surprise and surprise. I like people to smile when the piece detonates inside; I like, to incite, I like to think that art has a transforming, political and creative force, with concrete and tangible results and also with sublime and subtle effects. I like the tools, I enjoy to transform the materials and enjoyment of the forms, I try that my pieces have several levels of reading; I love metaphor and word play. I love simple and lucid humor. I like sound and its ability to evoke and arouse. I greatly enjoy the processes and the collective work. To play science and in passing doubt it, to doubt everything, to doubt the doubt itself, to scratch the metaphysical. Observing and concluding, reckless and fearful, I am overcome by arrogance and social injustice.

Ivan Puig

Leonardo Díaz

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Self-taught artist whose passion for drawing and painting began at a very young age. As a teenager he became interested in graffiti and applied its principles as a fundamental tool in his sketches and as part of murals in the city of Colima, the place he was living at the time. Years later he moved to Mexico City where he resided for almost a decade. The urban scene and the visually rich elements of the capital inspired him to translate his experiences into art, which evolved into a series of work he called “Urbanismos”. Diaz’s more recent work has developed a new style greatly inspired by the mental landscapes that contemporary society has built. Leonardo has exhibited his work individually and collectively in the following cities: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Austin and Miami.

Ana Rivera