Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Enrique Flores: Artist Oaxaca Philanthropic golden touch
Alvin Starkman M. A., BA
It is one of the most prolific of Mexican artist Enrique Flores generation. Of course, the contemporary Mexican art, Rodolfo Morales was directed by the late great master, undamaged; The most important art galleries in Oaxaca, Oaxaca Indigo and art, is the fact that two years of his boss. But hard work, talent and vision, nothing beats the location of each characterized by flowers.
Flowers the following year, in 1992, exhibitions in Japan, Latin America began to receive worldwide recognition as a major force in the art scene in 1990, at the beginning, and has exhibited her work in Mexico and the United States since 1985 by the Dutch. For a promotional campaign to attract US Consumer Heineken Mexico-American of his commission to paint two murals. Indigenous Mexican women, both were brought to the attention distinctive styling publication of the work of art lovers 1994 Art and Soul of Oaxaca (Oaxaca Art and Soul), supported by the Gallery of Fine Arts, New York; and in 1998, turning the book, pictures and colors of Oaxaca (images and colors of Oaxaca). He received a good children's book published in Spanish and English Press Children, birds harvest (Birds of harvest) from the image.
Flowers July 1, 1963 began to paint after 70 days in your school, in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, Huitzo born. 1980 is coming to their formal education at upper secondary education Oaxaca Jesse Vasquez had begun. Oaxaca prestigious School of Fine Arts in 1981, the entrance. The following year, he went to an art school in Mexico City: "But my goal was to get the School of Painting and Sculpture," says Flores. "Although I have a suggestion Rufino Tamayo, who was not accepted because it has all the credit for high school. A friend introduced me to Rodolfo Morales, however, has worked for the best." They developed a close relationship. Morales Flores talk regularly and was able to give technical advice were satisfied with a young protege whom works in Coyoacán of view Morales wants to study.
After returning to Oaxaca, the capital, Flores registered apprenticeship of two years, as she was able to live in a small apartment in one of the input Workshop Rufino Tamayo (Rufino Tamayo Workshop). He later studied with Maestro Juan Alcz. Not wanting to go between Huitzo and Oaxaca, founded the city of Oaxaca flat. In 1988, after working for three years under Alcz make Huitzo Flowers, and remained there ever since. When Morales back in hometown in the late 80 moved Ocotlan, friendship with the meeting Morales Flores revived and periodic Ocotlan Expect When Morales Oaxaca.
Flowers readily accept "Of course, my main mentor Morales had in years" "But has provided an important stimulus for more than half of its work in Oaxaca artist. Carefully examine my work, however, especially Monet and Gauguin I should be obvious, a student of a series of Impressionist Think of them as I'm not affect my work very powerful;. just look at my use of color. "But asking a single name and Flemish painter Hieronymus mysterious Flowers (Geronimo) Bosch (c 1450 -. 1516) just rolls off the tongue. Enrique extraordinary fusion effect becomes apparent later.
Humanity explicitly examine student culture Flowers condition ... some of his works, such as getting inspiration from a much wider range of sources certainly Morales, despite the common elements and style with impressionist and Bosch in the past and available land and other contemporary society . Eastern ways and began to feel cultural signs as an example education oriental gods in Japan. At that time, my laptop pencil and watercolors I did a fair bit "and something to refer to a bit of research, still sometimes these his drawings :. in Oaxaca works include this information and their continuous personal development different or how I express a particular job me while I'm fighting. I sometimes juxtaposed components of the Japanese population with themes and Mexican traditions.
Flowers in a period of nearly 10 years, using both rest rejuvenation of their family environment and as a means of promoting their creativity, Montana, spent two or three months a year. But has constantly inspired his most important Mixteca was his constant presence. "It was the border between the Mixtec cultures and Zapotec, Huitzo history, so that at least three distinct groups, Mixtec, Zapotec and here Huitzo both be there together." Explain the effects? Cultures this basket such Flores, physical differences --- facial structure, height, hair texture, perhaps more importantly, to wear an artist as befit, dance and culture of other events and three worldviews wealth, customs, etc., are
Flores, who molded his creative power of your success and in turn, acknowledges the debt of gratitude. Your charity work took turns to show how the whole society, and more. He donated the regular parts of benefit art auction. A city or town'm helps if you have what you consider to be extremely worthy charity, "and I know: sometimes, when the demand for a percentage of your unit sales revenue to help cover the costs, flat regular donated their works, especially after the market organizers just feel free to give my works do not support the profitable sales prices in the auction. "
Generously their time and advice Alcz said Morales loved and accepted in his deep debt to other artists from Oaxaca Flowers younger generation, regardless of how this can be the gift of self, the kind of response data. Labour and workshop have read the Faculty of five regular fifty-six students of art: "Come to my ability to work on their projects forward, asking my advice, and just watch me and fieldwork in many cases not the fine arts for the number of students enrolled in the program. universities to inadequate equipment and most students of modest means, and just what we do not need to own, because I use something I allowed from them. Saturday afternoon on my end only govern work week, my store is clean and turn left and you have to keep my equipment in good condition it is not. "oils and watercolors of flowers usually do not require expensive high-end vehicles or trade, the same is not true for expensive machines and other products needed to produce lithographs and engravings.
Teachers flowers touch, art books and through hundreds of gold galleries tutored theme is also taken in excess of exposure in life as a result of more luck, and a century approaches buying public close to one of its experience in four to produce what: Enrique Flores always wanted to have a clear view.
Only 45 horses, flowers race has yet to develop in. His real fashion workshop Oaxaca has been a long-term project started in 1998, has advanced in construction. But he's done most of his work modern, high ceiling could build a complex dome. Most of the largest and most state workshops and Flowers expansion in better condition, although clearly intends to continue the work of love. Without it, a bakery, as talented ceramist of their own plans to add a special building for ceramics and