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Santiago Corral: the magic of the Oyamel Forest

By Margaret Failoni

The area of the State of Mexico which borders with Michoacán is blessed with the magnificent Oyamel Forest, home of the monarch butterflies. To enter these woods is to venture into paradise. The early morning mist lends a veil of gentle cover, giving the viewer a sensation of somehow having stepped into a magical oriental garden. Santiago Corral’s paintings of this corner of the world faithfully capture this sense of magic. As always, he manages to transfer the viewer directly into the picture plane so that you can almost smell the soft, damp earth.

New exhibit
Fri, Jun, 7, 5-7pm
Fábrica La Aurora’s art walk
Santiago Corral Gallery
Fábrica La Aurora

Paintings created of this area have been cropping up ever since the artist opened a space in Valle de Bravo. Every turn of the winding roads leading to Avándaro, a peripheral area of Valle, presents us with views of waterfalls, fertile valleys and dense woods, continuously compelling the artist to delve further, seeking more and more subject matter for his prolific talent. Hopefully, this exhibition is but the beginning of what will be a pictorial diary, which we are more than happy to contemplate.



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