Raymundo González and Ángel Pahuamba at Galería Casa Diana
By Diana Friedeberg
Raymundo González was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and grew up in the port of Veracruz where he was exposed from an early age to the cultural, architectural, and artistic richness that the city offers. Raymundo studied architecture and began practicing, yet he eventually decided to dedicate himself completely to his artistic career. He has participated in numerous individual and collective shows in Mexico, Ireland, Holland, and the US. Some of his exhibits include the Gallery of the Israelite Sports Center and the Alliance Francaise in Polanco. He also participates in the Cill Rialaig Project representing Mexico.
Raymundo González and Ángel Pahuamba
Sat, Aug 15, 6-9pm
Galería Casa Diana
Raymundo’s work is usually described as Magic Realism; his preferential techniques are gouache and watercolor. It is with tenderness and amusement that Raymundo portrays images of people and divinities, cities and villages, still life and animals. Raymundo transforms common, everyday scenes into funny stories that make us smile. Even though every painting is unique, the joy, life, and vibrant colors are always apparent.
Ángel Pahuamba is originally from Michoacán where he currently lives and works. He studied Fine Arts in the Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes, a branch of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMSNH). He has received numerous prizes and honorable mentions, such as the acquisition prize for “Lluvia en el Bosque” in the salon of the Watercolor 2012, and honorable mention in the Bienal Nacional Alfredo Zalce 2011. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions such as the “Cien, Doscientos” show in Galería Portico in Michoacán 2010 and “Territorios” in the Instituto the Cultura Mexico in San José, Costa Rica 2005. Ángel has taught various workshops and taught at the International Jefferson High School in Morelia, Michoacán. He has also participated in important conferences all over the country.
His works are watercolor, woodcut, and mixed media; his style goes from entirely abstract to figurative, but also includes pieces that fall along a gamut of possibilities in between. He depicts amusing situations in which the protagonists are portrayed in mid-action; it may be in movement or with thoughts and emotions overflowing from their being. Angel’s work is cheerful and charismatic. Through his art, he invites us to enjoy life and laugh about it, finding sympathy in everything that surrounds us.
This coming Saturday, August 15, Galería Casa Diana will host an inaugural cocktail show from 6 to 9pm where we will exhibit the recent work of Raymundo González and Ángel Pahuamba. The gallery is located in Recreo 48 col Centro. Phone 152 0885; email firstname.lastname@example.org; visit www.galeriacasadiana.com.