OPENING RECEPTION FOR MEXICAN ARTIST DUO JUAN CARLOS BRECEDA AND ARGELIA ROJAS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29TH, AT GALERIA CONTEMPO
JUAN CARLOS BRECEDA
Applying rough brush strokes of contrasting colors, discarding depth or perspective, Juan Carlos Breceda creates simple forms filled with energy.
Women and animals are the central themes in his work. A woman is repeated. Her enormous eyes, steady gaze, and harsh features do not diminish her softness or sensuality.
His animals? The rooster, the bird, and the elephant convey simplicity in a real and sometimes magical world. Most of Breceda’s artwork is COBRA-style, mixed-media on paper and oil on canvas.
When we evaluate the paintings, one by one or as a group, we discover a true idiosyncrasy and a unique, very personal character. This painter detests complexity, and that is what defines his work, from the composition to the thematic content: the circumstances of the characters, both animal and human, the women and their surroundings, their figures…
Breceda’s work has no hidden message. However, there is a discourse that can be read between the lines. It is captivating how he shows us his inner convictions in such an indirect form: mischievous, playful, and even naughty.
His works share an intensity in the color schemes, a thrust in the brushwork, an energy bordering on fierceness and sternness.
Breceda was born in Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico in 1956. He studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Carving, La Esmeralda, in Mexico City and furthered his studies at the Popular School of Fine Arts in Morelia, Michoacan School.
Breceda has been the recipient of many national prizes, including the 1997 National Contest of Drawing and Painting at the National Auditorium Gallery in Mexico City. Breceda has exhibited in the U.S., South America, and Europe.
Rojas is originally from the state of Jalisco; she graduated from the La Esmeralda Institute (ENPEG) in Mexico City.
Through her paintings, Rojas transports us to magical towns with churches decorated with green, red, and yellow confetti, suns and moons that look behind colorful mountains, and watermelons radiating life.
Rojas captures the essence of Mexican traditions, the clamor of parties, with her free and precise strokes that convey the joy and character of her Mexican heritage.
These talented artists will be featured at Galeria Contempo for their opening reception on Friday, December 29th, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
This airy two-story gallery is located on the South Side of Basilio Badillo 252.
Phone: 322 223 1925, WWW.GALERIACONTEMPO.COM