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Jun 17, 2014

Art exhibit launched at the Mexican Institute

The Mexican Institute today launched an exhibition by prolific artist and sculptor, Carlos Vivar. He has studied and worked all over the world, and his art has been exhibited in prestigious galleries in the United States and Europe…and now Belize. We were given a tour by Mexican Embassy press officer Marcelino Miranda who told us that what we were looking at is Vivar’s most recent work.

 

Marcelino Miranda, Press Officer, Mexican Embassy

Marcelino Miranda

“The Mexican Embassy is very proud to present this exhibition by a Mexican artist that has a long career in Mexico and internationally. So we are going to have a very good opportunity to look at his most recent work and he has presented different images of Contemporary Mexico; that’s the title of the exhibition, “Contemporary Mexico.” So the public will have this chance to look at images from the countryside, from more urban images and he is using specifically oil on canvas and he is using this big format for his paintings and his style is figurative and abstract mainly. This exhibition started in Mexico, now it is being presented in Belize and afterwards, it will be presented in the rest of Central America. We are inviting the general public; we think that it will be a very good opportunity for young artists and children as well to come closer to this specific style that as I said, is figurative and abstract and also the work of someone who has had this exposure in Europe and America.  He is inspired by pre-Hispanic or pre-Colombian codec from indigenous people from Central Mexico and at the same time, people will identify certain images from Mexico; for example the Agave plant where tequila comes from and also other images from Mexico like churches, but especially more images from urban Mexico. People will also see the reference to also two schools that are incorporated into Mexican culture specifically at the time of the day of the dead. So this is very interesting and people will be able to identify those images.”

 

The exhibit will remain open to the public until July fourth.

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