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Luis Kerch: Magic Gardens

paisaje de la isla III

By Margaret Failoni

After a very successful exhibition period in México City, once again Luis Kerch’s Magic Gardens return to San Miguel de Allende, to enchant us with their visual perfume. Visions of flowered lanes and rippling brooks within a gentle English landscape are the first thing we see. As in the frescos of many European palaces of the eighteenth century, we perceive a vague hint of Chinese gardens as imagined by European painters. Having lived in England for many years, Kerch has managed to capture that very romantic pale sunlight prevalent in English landscape paintings but perhaps slightly warmed after years of living in the Canary Islands. One thing is for sure: the bright, vibrant color palette of his native Mexico has not crept into his painting. Instead, we are surrounded by pure visual poetry and romance in gazing at these exquisite works; floral glens, rippling brooks, and misty woods present an atmosphere of quiet beauty. The paint is thinly applied in an almost watercolor-like effect, giving the images a certain transparency with brilliantly mixed and masterfully applied color. The brushstrokes are long and fluid, adding to the purposely long and slow rhythmic effect. Never too large or too small, every one of these paintings appears to open a personal window into a very special, private garden that we would all love to own.


Art Opening

Magic Gardens

Work by Luis Kerch

Cocktail opening

Sat, Aug 4, 5–8pm

Galeria Intersección

Fábrica Aurora


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