“Vuelo”, The flight. By José Luis Barrera.
Study in scarlet. By Humberto Valdez.
“Hope arrives at the Ajusco mountain”. By Froylan Ruiz.
Above: The corn god, by Erick Pozos. Below: “My Valentine” by María Villar Bragdon.
“Huarhari.” Whatever that means. An interesting composition by Froylan Ruiz again. Versatile.
“Mexico”, by José María D M. A variation on the Mexican shield: the eagle on a cactus killing a snake.
“My beloved death”. Death is a frequent theme in Mexico.
“Holy Death.” I suspect the artist is Humberto Valdez. He runs a workshop of linocut nearby. I’d been thinking of joining before the pandemic…
The dragon’s lair. A former café converted into an art gallery. It’s all but closed now.
“Por sobre todo”. Not sure about the translation. Something like “Above anything else.” Current events in Ukraine are a cruel reminder.
“A la rueda rueda.” Around and around, by Froylan Ruiz.
Humberto Valdez again. Linocut. This workshop looks stuck in the 19th century. The lino press is very vintage. And Valdez has a nice, distinctive hand.
Two eggs over easy, Honey? At (another) local café.
The harvest, at the Dragon’s lair. A very well done painting, with a small air of Chagall.
“Hope” by Froylan Ruiz. (I don’t have a particular preference for him, but in my final selection for this post, I found his work different). The young woman in the photograph would be a typical Mexican family portrait of the fifties.
You looking at me? Humberto Valdez again. Good thing we don’t have room left on our walls. I might run off with one of his.
The Minotaur’s daughter. Artist unknown.
Thank you for visiting Equinoxio’s on-line museum. Except for maybe the last work, which has a vintage air, all works featured are from this century. Contemporary Mexican artists, seen at one or the other expo. Remember those? People paid a ticket to pack inside closed spaces and look at the works of people they didn’t know, while other unknown people spread germs all around. (Titles/captions in italics are made up by yours truly when I didn’t jot down or keep the correct reference…)
Free Ukraine. 🇺🇦