MEXICAN ART EXHIBITION
With the invaluable help of Expressarte, this 2nd November ‘La Vida’ http://www.lavida.org.uk/ turning the walls of the Texas Embassy Cantina into an art gallery for the 6th annual La Vida benefit Mexican Frenzy http://www.mexicanfrenzy.com, with pieces from Mexicans Jose Santos and Guadalupe Velazquez. Blank walls in your flat? All of the dazzling pieces for show are for sale, with the artists generously donating a portion of proceeds to the charity hospital. Specs and pricing sheets will be available on the night.
About the artists:
1.- JOSE SANTOS
He was born in Oaxaca, a culturally rich city in southern Mexico.
“My work explores the conceptual distinctions commonly made between nature and imagination.
I consider my work a series of marks. Consciously or unconsciously this mark making will awaken the viewer to interact with the piece.
I strongly believe that art is a powerful medium that can contribute to positive human consciousness and promote change.”
2.- GUADALUPE VELAZQUEZ
Lupe’ remarkable painting and products are designed both for commercial and industrial spaces, such as fashion outlets, restaurants, cafes, bars and for stylish, contemporary homes, looking for a unique element.
In world where the art/ design of the fashionable style are such a great demand, he brings something new and exciting to his huge popular genre. The confidence and skill he demonstrates within his combines in any product/paintings or item of furniture, my first intention is to catch the eye’s attention. I draw my inspiration from sources such as snow, leaves and mechanical shapes, and most of my design is related to nature, industrial features or space travel, being functional and at the same time looking good.
A reclusive Artist/Designer Lupe was born in Coacuilco Hidalgo Mexico and brought up ,in Mexico City, but now lives in the Uk.
Spending time in a city searching for his inspiration his motto is “Today is for Tomorrow”. This encapsulates my philosophy, which is to think ahead to produce a design today that will represent the style of the future.
My main interest is to design and painting attractive, eye-catching products, using shapes, colours and decorative structures. I identify with the fresh, aerodynamic shapes of my new designs, and aspire to being able to open a new place for my design in the world. I feel I am rising to the challenge of bringing alive interior design.
I produce very highly innovative, good quality products as paintings, exploring different materials. My design/paintings are very much related to fashion using fabrics, shades and integrating various materials such as polypropylene, plaster, plywood, metal and silk screen. Most of my design has been inspired by space travel, aeroplanes, boats and nature. In my latest design I have used different fabrics, dry mounted with a hot press, which I transformed into a lampshade.
My work has been featured in national magazines and newspapers such as the Sunday Times and Guardian, and I have also featured in London’s “Noticias Latin America” newspaper, as well as overseas, such as in the Mexican design magazine “Ambientes”.