|We are pleased to present new abstract paintings by Ricardo Mazal, one of Mexico’s most prominent contemporary artists. Rooted in spiritual themes, these canvases expand upon two of his most powerful bodies of work: Violeta and Bhutan. The vibrant, violet-hued oil-on-linen paintings are inspired by a contemplative musical score. The interactive video installation focuses on Buddhist prayer flags in the Himalayas. Seen together, these works transform the gallery space into a meditative environment and uncover a powerful new direction in the artist’s oeuvre.
Ricardo Mazal was born in Mexico City in 1950. He has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, including the Museo Estación Indianilla, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico; Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe; and the Americas Society, New York. In 2006, a retrospective of his work was held at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
and in 2009/10, in the Museo de Arte de Querétaro and the Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez in Zacatecas, Mexico. In 2015 Mazal’s work was included in Frontiers Reimagined, a Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale.