Alejandro Rivera Leal.

B. Mexico City, 1974.

 

Artist's statement.

 

My greatest source of inspiration is human nature, especially its creative force that follows the urge to transform matter into objects and objects into art. In my paintings, these objects converge and collapse in a timeless universe filled with labyrinthine narratives that best describe my views on philosophy, mythology, religion,sexuality, life and death.

By representing reality with the same substance as dreams, imagination and memories, I aim at consolidating a graphic exercise in search of meaning and purpose within our contemporary cultural collective.

Select one man shows:

2018 "The Architectural Virtue" Centro Cultural El Nigromante (INBA) San Miguel de Allende.

          "Time and Essence" Caldwellsnyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 


2017 "Mind and Mater" Imagine Studio, San Miguel de Allende.

2012 “Flora Awaken” Caldwell Snyder Gallery, New York, NY.

2011 "Recent works" Galeria Atelier, San Miguel de Allende.

2008 "Imaginary still lives" Galeria Atelier, San Miguel de Allende.

2007 "Recent Works" Caldwellsnyder Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2006 ''Origins and destination'' Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

2004 “Myths Mirrored”, Trajan Gallery, Carmel Ca.

          “Pinturas y dibujos”, Museo de la Ciudad. Querétaro, Qro.

2003 “Five authors”, Grabados, dibujos y placas, Museo de la Ciudad. Querétaro, Qro.

2002 “Metaphors of surface”, Campton Gallery. New York, NY.

2001 “Sacred and Profane”, CaldwellSnyder Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2000 “Vestiges from the city of immortals, drawings” Galería de Arte Contemporáneo. San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

1999 “The Divine Tragedy”, Kunsthaus Santa Fé. San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

1998 “Dreams and Corners”, Museo de la Ciudad de León, León, Gto.

           “Select works”, Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

1997 “Rivera Leal, Paintings”, Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

 


Select Group Shows:

2017 "Day of the Dead" National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago.

 

2016 “Bienal J. A. Monroy” CUCSUR, Autlán, Jalisco.

2015 “La muerte niña ” National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago.

2013 "Calaca fest", Casa Europa (Instalación itinerante). San Miguel de Allende

2005 "Colecciones, Mexican art in Chicago private collections"

           Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Chicago, Il.

2003 “20th Anniversary exhibit” Caldwellsnyder Gallery San Francisco Ca. / New York.

2001 “Introductions South”, San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, Ca.

           “Paradise found (paisajes)” Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro. Qro.

2000 “The new manierism” Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Qro.

           “Contemporary Figurative”, Casa Lam, México D.F.

            “In construction, Kunsthaus Sta.Fé” (traveling show), Universidad de Guanajuato, Gto y estados del norte de México.

1997 “Reflections on water” Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Gto

          “The art of drawing” Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Gto

1995 “Colosio” Palacio de Minas, México DF.

1992 “San Miguel for San Miguel”, Centro Cultural El Nigromante, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

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