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The Mystery of the Human Heart at MuVarte

By Adriana Tapia

MuVarte presents “Mysterium Cordis” by artist and biologist Eduardo Rincón (Cuernavaca, 1964). In this show the artist presents a series of work around the mystery of the human heart in which he reveals a completely different organ than what we normally perceive.

“Mysterium Cordis”
By Eduardo Rincón
Fri, Dec 11, 6pm
Prol. Valle Alcocer 32
Valle del Maíz
Next to Sapasma

The blood enters the heart under the “sign of the cross,” which reflects the crossing of the blood in the arteries and veins leading to and from the heart. Blood from all over the body is mixed in the atria and then enters the “sacred temple” of the ventricula through the atrio-ventricular valves.

The artist revisits the proposition that there can be a constant dialogue between the heart and the head, indicating that thoughts can  be permeated by the communion between these two organs. In this exhibit Eduardo Rincón invites us to walk through the intimate spaces of this sacred temple.

In the more than 20 pieces that make up the show, Rincón uses different materials, including oil and acrylic paint, and bamboo. “Mysterium Cordis” is the 21st individual show of this artist, who during his 24-year career has striven to find in art the most expressive way to portray his research of nature.

The work of Eduardo Rincón has its roots in the study of living processes, which reflect the underlying natural forces that are manifest in the form and development of living systems. Rincón initiated his formal education as a biologist, working in tropical plant research for UNAM University in Mexico City. In 1992, he presented his first show as a solo artist, deciding to combine the study of nature through the arts with science. He actively works as a painter and also cultivates the arts of sculpture, engraving, and drawing. In recent years, he has fused his personal research in plant biology and herbal medicine with art projects using contemporary installation, painting, and sculpture, in addition to landscape design with native and endangered species.

Rincón has received the national young artist award from FONCA (Mexican National Foundation for Art and Culture). He has worked as an Artist in Residence at the Art/Nature Center in Québec, Canada and founded the Amate Art/Nature initiative, devoted to the conservation of the endangered Amate tree. He currently lives and works in San Miguel de Allende.,


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