First Opening Reception for Mexican Artist Akane Sandoval in Puerto Vallarta

    First Opening Reception for Mexican Artist Akane Sandoval in Puerto Vallarta


    January 12, 2024    
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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    Ricardo Sandoval, better known as Akane Sandoval, was born in 1984 with a restless and adventurous personality.

    “Since I was little, my toys were like puzzles, making me wonder how they were created, designed, or assembled to form the final piece. I had to take them apart to understand how they worked. My parents did not like this, so they changed the toys for plasticine and colored pencils, making me enter a new world without limits and discovering my artistic talent.

    Since then, my approach to art has always been present; being the 3rd generation of artists; my uncles are artists. They were the ones who gave me my first classes of various academic techniques such as drawing and oil painting.

    Reaching adolescence with pictorial notions, I started doing urban mural art.

    Upon entering college, and since everything was going digital, I decided to study graphic design and marketing. I transferred my art to the digital environment as an illustrator, designing posters and advertising and working as a senior designer in the best agencies in Mexico.

    Even so, there came a time when I stopped enjoying my work, ultimately finding a means of escape in photography. I was so passionate about photography that I quit my job and decided to study photography at EFTI Spain, which gave me knowledge of light and shadow.

    This knowledge opened my eyes. The study of color through light; trying to capture the light in each click of my camera.

    Creating pictorial settings based on baroque paintings led me to discover the artists of that period. To realize how the baroque paintings are brighter than many of the current ones.

    I love the feeling of seeing something beautiful like a flower, a beautiful face, or beautiful eyes, and that’s where the sweet theme of my first works is born.

    Painting that internal beauty, things that you can see behind the eyes of the characters and get to feel what they are transmitting. That the spectator discovers the emotions inside my works, that although they have been created with pictorial material, they feel like they were alive.

    In some of my other works, I like to show duality. We are dual beings, and in our minds, there will always be a conflict, an infinite conflict, wanting to transmit personal balance.

    This is me; I am emerging, I am human, I am an artist, and painting is telling me TO CREATE.”

    You are cordially invited to meet this talented Mexican artist.

    Galeria Contempo

    Phone: 322 223 1925