78 F
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

A family affair exhibit at SoHo Galleries

Latest headlines

The largest online retailer in Mexico to flex its muscles in Yucatán

The online retailer Mercado Libre has announced its plans for a new logistics and distribution center in Mérida.

Could Yucatán be sitting on billions worth of lithium?

Yucatán may be sitting atop significant lithium deposits, according to Sen. Napoleón Gómez Urrutia.

A return to glory for the once forgotten Maya city of Moral de Reforma

If you are reading this, chances are that at one point or another you have dreamed of the “romantic life” of an...

Haitian migrants set up camp outside immigration offices in Chetumal

Approximately 100 Haitian migrants have set up camp outside the offices of Mexico's immigration authority in Chetumal. 
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

Art runs through the veins of this famous Mexican family: Juan Carlos Breceda, Argelia Rosas and their son Jorge Alberto Aguilar Rojas, or JAAR.

SoHo Galleries will have all three featured in their upcoming exhibition, “Legacy.”

Each artists’ works reflects the ties that bind them in their use of bold colors.

Breceda is one of Mexico’s most well-known artists, and his work is exhibited across the U.S., Mexico, South America and Europe. Rough brush strokes of contrasting colors, depicting depth or perspective, culminates in simple forms filled with energy.

Women and animals are the central theme in his work. One one portrait, a women’s enormous eyes, steady gaze and harsh features do not diminish her softness or sensuality. His animals? A rooster, bird or elephant convey simplicity in a real and sometimes magical world.

Argelia Rosas, who is originally from Jalisco, graduated from the ENPEG La Esmeralda. Through her paintings she transports us to magical towns with churches decorated with green, red and yellow confetti; suns and moons peer from behind colorful mountains; humble watermelons radiate life. Angelia captures the essence of Mexican traditions, the clamor of parties, with her free yet precise strokes that convey the joy and character of her  Mexican heritage.

JAAR, who is only 28 years old, recently exhibited in Miami’s Art Basel.  His works consist of large-scale mixed media. Bold and contemporary with a mix of abstract and figurative, his textural brush strokes represents his unique style and world view. JAAR’s emphasis on faces is an open invitation for viewers. Is the missing mouth a frown, or perhaps a smirk?

The exhibit debuts at a reception 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at SoHo Galleries, Calle 60 x 41 y 43, Centro, Merida  The exhibition will run through March 1.

- Advertisement -

Subscriptions make great gifts

More articles

We got a robot artist to paint Yucatán, here are the results

One could be forgiven for brushing off AI art as a fad, but sometimes these technologies deliver some very interesting results.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once again

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

New York artist finds an unlikely muse in rural Yucatán

Lohin's artistic subject matter ranges from portraits to landscapes and renderings of her favorite model — a donkey named Camila.

Rare shark attack severely injures a boy in Mahahual, south of Tulum

A 14-year-old boy was attacked by a shark while swimming in the Caribbean sea off Mahahual in southern Quintana Roo. 

International TlaquepArte handicrafts show returns to Mérida

Expo TlaquepArte returns to Mérida on Friday. Photo: Courtesy With the 200 exhibitors from 16 countries, the 113th...

A big win for Yucatán, the newest member of the World Tourism Organization

A campaign to further boost the state’s economy has paid off. Yucatán has been granted membership in the elite World Tourism Organization.

New petition seeks intangible cultural heritage status for Mayan language

“The importance of the language can be observed from the perspective of its psycho-emotional value or potential", says Cocom Bolio. “Language also creates a sense of identity and belonging; and, at the same time, a tradition or way of life.”

Yucatán’s congress declares high-speed Internet access a human right

Yucatán’s congress has passed a bill making Internet access a human right. 

Wonders of the land: Organic food production in Yucatán

Organic food production is a somewhat newer trend in agricultural ventures, as it promotes a friendlier environmental process, and is overall said to be healthier for consumers. 

US ambassador joins governors of Mexico’s southeast for bilateral summit in Mérida

The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, joined the governors of Mexico's southeastern states for an official bilateral summit in Mérida.