Poetic Fragments: New works by José Luis Arias
By José Luis Arias
Artist Jose Luis Arias is presenting new work today, May 17, at the Buena Vida gallery in an exhibit entitled “Fragmentos Poéticos” (“Poetic Fragments).”
“Fragmentos poéticos” by José Luis Arias
Fri, May 17, 6pm
Galería Buena Vida
This large group of pieces comprises several different techniques. Bringing together different methods of painting, Arias mixes styles and materials and reinterprets iconic images in his own creative way. The content covers a large range of subjects, from well-know local landscapes to paintings evocative of Baroque, Classical, Impressionist, Cubist and Abstract styles.
He seeks to communicate how mysterious and surprising life can be, by refashioning images from various sources such as fashion, commercial fabrics and historic artworks; the work unites current political and aesthetic themes to express a way to own the modern and cult figures and the role of art in the articulation of a visual language.
Arias is a versatile artist from Mazatlán, Sinaloa and has lived in San Miguel for over seven years. He has experimented in several media, and his work has been collected by art lovers both locally and abroad. He has also been teaching art at the Instituto Allende, Universidad de Nuevo León and the Universidad de Morelos.
Currently, his work is on display at the Museum of Latin American Art in Phoenix, Arizona. His plans for the future include a trip to show his work in Spain, visiting the cities of Malaga, Barcelona and Valencia.
The exhibition will be up through June 15.