Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Paintings from Oaxaca

Currently the gallery is featuring some wonderful paintings by Heladio Lorenzo Santiago Martinez (born in Oaxaca, Mexico). Santiago has never received any formal art training, though influences of Modigliani, Gauguin and Mattisse (to name a few) is evident in his paintings. The work featured in this exhibition, mostly acrylic on paper, reflects daily life, spiritualism, pain and hope thru vibrant colors and powerful imagery.

'Paintings from Oaxaca' will be on view thru November 25th. We currently have over 100 works by Santiago in the gallery! More images of his work can be seen here.