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

Terry Ann Tomlinson

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Hidden behind a colonial facade in the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is a minimal contemporary light filled space. The gallery, which Terry Tomlinson designed, mirrors the minimalist beauty and tranquility of her art. It is a harmonious blend of subtle tones of whites, grays and neutrals, different textures in concrete, steel beams and white cantera floors, softened with a touch of old wood doors.

 The entrance is an open space with a Koi pond and waterfall. On the side walls you begin to appreciate Terry's art."Papeles Transformados”, for instance, is a water sculpture which is cast with over one thousand sheets of paper which she made from cotton and alfalfa. Its structure allows water to pass through the cast paper columns.

 Once inside the gallery, the open spaces and high ceilings offer an unobstructed view of the art. A very important element to Terry is light. Huge windows and skylights open the path to the light which radiates through her and her work.

Alejandro Mejía

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Born in Mexico City, 1981, Alejandro Mejía is an artist who dialogs between sculpture, installation, drawing and photography. In its themes it works with aspects of symbols, physics, geometry, biology and technology to conceive pieces that question the perception of space and image-time.

He graduated in Fine Arts from the National School of Painting, Sculptureand Engraving "La Esmeralda". Alejandro Mejía has participated in manyexhibitions inside and outside Mexico, among which stand out AMERIQUE, UNEVISION CONTEMPORAINE in the gallery André Derain (Orleans, France, 2008); LA CHINCHE at the El Eco Experimental Museum (Mexico City, 2015); MAP OF THE NEW ART / MEXICO: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN at the FondazioneGiorgio Cini (Venice, Italy, 2015); SALÓN ACME NO. 4 (Mexico City, 2016).

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.

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

YAM Gallery

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YAM Galley is an art project located in Central Mexico focusing on contemporary art. Situated in the historical Instituto Allende building (18th Century), the exhibitions stand in stark contrast with the baroque structure in which they are housed, with its bold representation of established and up-and-coming artists from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Canada and France.

In the current Exhibition Rocio Gordillo is the artist that is showing her beautiful encaustic pieces

Rocio is a Mexican artsit with a master degree in Visual Arts by the National University of Mexico UNAM and studies of contemporary art in Parque Lage School in Rio de Janeiro. Her paintings have been selected in diferent bienals and art fairs such as Bienal Rufino Tamayo, Bienal de Yucatán, Lisbon Art Fair, ZonaMaco, etc. She received twice the young creator scolarship from Fondo Nacional de Cultura y las Artes of Mexico during years 2009-2010 and 2014-2015.

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