We Love Mexican Photography
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
A new generation of artists is emerging on the national and local scene, bringing honest and refreshing possibilities. Photography is a field in which young creators have expressed themselves more freely. Ángel Miquel is one of them.
On Saturday, September 17, we attended his first solo exhibition, titled “El inverosímil de las alturas” (the unbelievability of the heights), which consists of photos of various mountains of Mexico, a series of 12 photos taken over a year during the artist’s mountaineering expeditions. A group of nine squares and three panoramic scenes complement each other.
The series portrays the most representative mountains of Mexico: El Nevado de Toluca, La Malinche, Iztaccihuatl, and Pico de Orizaba.
The opening took place at Nadería, a small gallery and designer showroom put together by a group of young local artists. A large group of photo lovers, colleagues, and friends gathered to see Miquel’s work.
“These landscapes are all Mexican mountains, and I believe you can hardly find views like these at common places. I want to transport you through my images to a place of such beauty that it’s the ‘unbelievability of the heights.’ For me, it feels like being at a different world; I would like to take you to [this] other world: my world.” – Ángel Miquel.
Lo inverosímil de las alturas will be on display during the month of October. To see it, make an appointment with the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Miquel’s work, visit his blog angelmiquel.tumblr.com.