Galería Contempo announced they will be holding their last exhibition of this winter season to be held this Friday, March 10th, with a special double showcase of the art pieces of artists Pipo Brockmann and Luis Espiridion.
Guillermo ‘Pipo’ Brockmann, is a Mexican painter who grew up watching his mother paint and his father design homes. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Pipo’s paintings are usually done on wood using dabs and knives full of impasto color, brushstrokes and dribbles of loose paint. He works in a variety of media on a large non restrictive scale and his style is deliberately abstract with a bold use of colour. The theme varies from dogs, animals, trees, and the human figure.
The sculptural work of Guadalajara-born Luis Espiridion has a deep and playful feeling. An artist with an uninterrupted history of 30 years, his work is very versatile and affects different aspects of three-dimensionality. Espiridion undertook the task of shaping and filling empty spaces through his sculptures, that can be either made of bronze, steel or resin.
His sculptures tend to be expressionistic and his figures seem to be alive: Human figures appear mutilated and challenging gravity. Missing arms, some have holes in their bodies and their patinas evoke the troubled Austrian expressionist painting Egon Schiele. Espiridion sculptures could represent an evolution of the work of Alberto Giacometti who the Mexican sculptor considers his inspiration.
If you want to meet both of these talented Mexican artists, you can’t miss their opening reception at Galería Contempo this Friday March 10th from 6pm to 10pm.
The Gallery is located at Basilio Badillo 252, Colonia Emiliano Zapata. For more information, please call (322) 223-1925 or visit www.galeriacontempo.com.