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Casa Diana Welcomes the Holiday Season with an Art Exhibit

By Carmen Gutiérrez

Case Linda’s holiday season will commence with new work from two of their most skillful artists: Maike Kreichgauer and Rodrigo Orozco.

Work by Maike Kreichgauer and Rodrigo Orozco
Sat, Dec 13, 5-8pm
Galería Casa Diana
Recreo 48

Kreichgauer was born and raised in Germany where she studied electrical engineering. In addition to this profession, Kreichgauer has proven immensely proficient in the arts. She has formal studies both in Germany and Mexico and has been a freelance artist from a very young age. Her work has been displayed in several solo and group exhibitions in Europe and America, such as the Amber Museum in Riebnitz- Damgarten in 2013, the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City in 2011, and the 2013 Biennale in Venice. Case Linda will exhibit her newest collection consisting of oil and tempera paintings of medium and small format.

As always, Kreichgauer’s work proves exquisite. The paintings invite us to explore a mystical world portrayed with impressive realism yet laden with ethereal and dreamy qualities. The result is a delightful assimilation of delicate beauty and whimsical fantasy. Kreichgauer gathers inspiration from childhood memories of animals, forests, and fairy tales that enthralled her. Nevertheless, she states that, “Mostly, my paintings represent dreams of images from my soul that want to come out. They ask to be painted and I, like a magician with a paintbrush, bring them to life.”

Rodrigo Orozco will be presenting a collection of small oil paintings and art object boxes titled “Miniature Circus.” When looking at Orozco’s work, his draftsmanship and masterful use of perspective and shadow imply the hand of an experienced artist. Yet Orozco is still an art student at the University of Morelia. Regardless of his young age he has an extensive curriculum of exhibits and awards, such as first place in the XXI altar completion in Morelia, Mexico in 2012 and the first place in the IV TVAzteca completion titled “Roads to Freedom” in 2013. Orozco’s talent unequivocally points towards a true artistic gift. His skillfulness when rendering scenarios in such a realistic fashion reminds us that genius knows no age. Orozco likes to illustrate figures from fantastic worlds in mysterious and enchanting situations reminiscent of fairy tales and myths. The literary works of Julio Verne and Edgar Allan Poe, and the paintings of Remedios Varo are a few of Orozco’s strongest influences.

The opening of the exhibit is Saturday, December 13, 5-8pm at Galería Casa Diana, Recreo 48, 152 0885. Open Monday through Saturday, 10am-7pm and Sundays, 11am-6pm,,


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