The Agave, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico and Me
A mixture of Mexico and the History of Art. I like being Mexican and I want show off the magic that my country has through painting. inspired by some of my favorite artists like Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh, I'm joining to Mexico with great works of modern painting. The collection of 16 paintings by oil painting is going to convert the central building of the Universidad Panamericana de Guadalajara in a New York museum during this semester.
The process of this collection is very important, it started when I was studying abroad and painted a landscape of Amatitán, Jalisco. none of my colleagues knew what an agave was but if they knew what Tequila was, some from Europe, Asia and the United States. I realized how we have so many jewels and wealth that they do not know outside of here. Walking in the Museums of New York could imagine the agaves floating above the works and had images of Mexico all the time in my mind. When they ask me to make an exhibition for the Up, I quickly realized that I want to start transmitting this message in my city and in the place where one day I was a student.
The part of the process in the study took several months and it was a challenge for me to work with the different styles such as Impressionism, Cubism, Renaissance, Fauvism, Surrealism and Abstract. The union of different styles through the reinterpretations of iconic works that reimagine the timeline of Art with Mexico being the protagonist.