David Vázquez Cedeño at Gallery Ascender, contemporary auction from the heart!
By Hannah Jarmain
One day I stumbled across this great new and airy contemporary gallery called Ascender, literary translated means Ascend, as in Ascension or Go Up. In this beautiful place I eventually met the most amazing soft-spoken richly creative brain of the young artist named David Vazquez Cedeno, and his wife Jessica who ably runs their dreamlike gallery.
Auction and Cocktail
Auction from the heart!
Fri, Apr 19, 5pm
Ascender Fine Art Gallery
Hernández Macías 74
After a spiritual yoga session on the main stretch of San Miguel centro across from the Bellas Artes, one cannot miss Ascender, the unusual “animal house” aptly situated on calle Hernández Macías 4.
There is a creative spirit lurking in all of us just waiting to get out. Some ideas die waiting, others are attained and given birth when our minds reach the subconscious state induced by a deep mediation practice. So it is of no surprise that most of my off- the- wall sensational ideas come out during yoga.
That morning I just rolled out of a fantastic yoga class and there in front of me was the image of a cat on a monocycle holding up a child staring at me from the window. I was mesmerized! Putting my nose on the windowpane to have a good look inside, I saw the moon and the sun dancing together over a school of silver fish, another cat sitting in a boat with tears rolling down falling into the fish mouth like raindrops, as if it was meant to swallow all the sorrows of its friend. Teaching children’s art in the remote villages in the campo, I quite often saw work with unusual images and stories like these from the young children’s unfiltered and incredibly fertile imagination. But certainly not from a gallery window in El Centro. My curiosity was peaked! I must find out who this artist was.
David was born in Mexico City into an artistic family, inspired at a young age by his grandmother Irma Vazquez who was a well-known ceramic artist. As a child, David loved doodling and drawing, always lost in a dream. He created a wide range of unique ceramic art and gorgeous paintings which were snapped up quickly by art collectors who fell in love with the trademarked whimsical figures and off-the-wall stories by the young artist.
They moved to San Miguel and established their dream art gallery on Hernandez Macias with the help of their feverish fans and collectors. David and Jessica have heard of the Children’s Art stories and read the book Niños Creativos. After inquiring about the Literacy Through Art program in the campo offered by the Children’s Art Foundation, they wanted to help and are convinced there will be a place in their gallery to help developing these young creative minds in the campo.
David has painted a new series of work with his outrageously funny characters, birds, cats, fish and round-headed children at play. He wants to donate to the Children’s Art Foundation, where like-minded creative children will benefit.
An exciting live auction of some of his creative work will be presented to art lovers at a cocktail reception on Friday, April 19 from 5 to 7pm at his gallery Ascender.
Come see the off-the-wall art with the funny cat character on a monocycle holding a child subtitled “We share a Dream” and meet the artist.
Subasta y cocktail
¡Subasta desde el corazón!
Vie, Abr 19, 5pm
Ascender arte Fino, Galería
Hernández Macías 74