Artemio Sepúlveda presents expressionism

By Carmen Gutiérrez

“The power of paint, the eternity of the brushstrokes. The will power and force of the mind, imagination and dedication prevail.”

Expressionism by Artemio Sepúlveda
Sat, Sep 22, 5-8pm
Galería Casa Diana
Recreo 48

Artemio Sepúlveda was born in the small town of Rodríguez, Nuevo León , and grew up in the mining town of Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, near the border of Texas. He studied on a scholarship at the Esmeralda in Mexico City under the strict influence of the great master Carlos Orozco Romero. From there he made his life as a painter under some extremely difficult circumstances.

Two art historians in 1962 discovered him avidly working away. They wrote: “We entered a dark reeking hall… crowded with light meters , boilers and wash tubs. There we found the young intensive artist working on a large canvas of a spread eagle grey monster, which would have done credit to Baskin and Gloub in the cruelest form. Dozens of sketches were scattered and tacked to the walls. It was obvous where Sepulveda’s heart lie, and no amount of slum would stop the young artist expressing his talent.”

In the late seventies, he moved to California and taught at the Fine Art Institute of Laguna Beach, where he achieved critical acclaim for his work.

He returned to Mexico in 1990, and now lives and works in Tequisquiapan. He has been showing his paintings at Casa Diana for the last 10 years. His work hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City as well as in the National Museum, also in Mexico City .

Artemios Sepulveda’s trials of life have enabled him to identify with the venerability of workers, the suffering of people, the hardships of the lower scales of life along with the upper class. His paintings are powerful, tender, with a poetic quality of true expression. In this exhibition we see many paintings referring to the “Pasta de Conchos”, the mining tragedy that took place in Coahuila in 2006. We are proud to present all new work by this great artist, along with the permanent collection of the surrealist artist Pedro Friedeberg.

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If you would like to meet Jimena and her friends from Palo Colorado, please join us Saturday, September 22, at the annual celebration of Feed the Hungry’s Food Festival “Calle San Miguel”, a festive occasion for a very good cause.

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