During each of Ricardo Mazal’s residencies at Aurobora, the artist explored the nuances of surface atmosphere and painterly gesture. Characterized by the push-pull scraping of pigment and ink on the plate surfaces, Mazal’s monotypes ultimately become quiet, meditative works. The process in achieving this quality involves multiple passes through the press, each one informing the one before with delicate layering of color and line.
February / September 1999
August / September 2000
Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, NL, Mexico; Cirque du Soleil, Montreal, QC, Canada; MACO-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM), Mexico City, Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, NL, Mexico; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Maeght Foundation, Paris, France; Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Zacatecas, Mexico; Museo del Arzobispado, Mexico City, Mexico; Banco de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; Deutsche Bank, New York, NY USA & Germany; CEMEX, Monterrey, NL, Mexico; Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY