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The Chihuahuan Desert, My Land, My Inspiration: Carlos Estrada-Vega
June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carlos Estrada-Vega’s introspective upcoming show The Chihuahuan Desert, My Land, My Inspiration is a colorful transliteration of his unique perception of the world, opening June 29, 2019, and running through July 21, 2019, at Gallery Fritz, a cutting-edge contemporary art space in Santa Fe, NM.
In a subtle departure from his previous work, this current show is more playful and less controlled as a result of Mr. Estrada-Vega’s changing personal awareness. “I am doing the same work but somehow it looks to me so much more free of me than before, yet I feel connected,” he remarks.
This body of new work pulls inspiration from the vibrant colors and playful light of his native land — the Chihuahuan Desert. Mr. Estrada-Vega juxtaposes these light-hearted depictions with the intense discipline and intuition his process commands. He purposely touches each cube repeatedly to infuse as much intimate human-ness as possible into the completed work. The pieces themselves are derived from the earth and embody abstract renderings of the land that inspires him. Mr. Estrada-Vega binds oil and acrylic based pigments with limestone dust thus transforming his organic medium into individual bursts of color and emotion.
“I intend to assemble labor, color, saturation, sensory stimulation and beauty into a simple composition that, hopefully, will invite the viewer into a moment of silence and solitude,” states Mr. Estrada-Vega.