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Paris-based Artists Open Their First Mexican Show at YAM Gallery

Solrerino Lake

By Marie Moébius

YAM Gallery opens two new exhibitions at once on Friday, August 7. For this Mexican venue, the Paris-based couple of Constanza Piaggio and Romain Sein will be present at the opening.

“Mental Meteorites”
by Constanza Piaggio
by Romain Sein
Fri, Aug 7, 7pm
YAM Gallery
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Inside Instituto Allende

Constanza Piaggio, already known by YAM Gallery’s visitors and collectors for her beautiful photographic series “Conatus,” shown in 2011, will exhibit new work. Titled “Mental Meteorites,” this series is made up of a dozen colorful photographs. The process used is unusual: Argentinean artist Piaggio delved into her personal archive to make a selection of photographs in different formats (35mm, 6×6, and 4×5) left over from unrealized projects, travels, and everyday life. These photographs have been mounted on color papers, interleaved with multiple colorful dry pigments, and then photographed again by the artist to produce the final work. The result is a profound aesthetical investigation through color and shape.

On his side, French artist Romain Sein shows drawings. His series, titled “Agôn,” is a fabulous collection of big format works on paper in which the spectator will appreciate the deep black surface finely worked with charcoal. This exhibition is the first of his drawings. Usually more into video art, Sein, who is also an art teacher at the Beaux-Arts School in Bayonne, has shown in many renowned institutions, such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Centro Recoleta in Buenos Aires. Endowed with a great technique and knowledge of history of art, Sein’s work is beautifully crafted and opens a new path in contemporary drawings.

Both artists are on an American tour. After showing their work in July at IDC Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California, they will cross the border to be present with us in San Miguel de Allende.


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