The Reason For Hope
Introduction to one of the participating artists Ricardo Mazal:
Mexican-born artist Ricardo Mazal explores life and mortality in hisvisceral paintings. Moving between photography, digital technology and painting, he captures the passage of time. Mazal creates his own painting tools including delicate foam rubber blades. He applies paint to the blades dragging them at different velocities across the canvas or paper. Blurred strokes of color sweep through his work in a flickering motion. In 2004, Mazal embarked on a trilogy examining the burial rituals of three cultures and time periods. He began in Mexico at the Mayan tomb of The Red
Queen (La Tumba de la Reina Roja) then traveled to the Peace Forest cemetery (Friedwald), Germany. The sky burials of Tibet’s holiest summit, Mount Kailash will be the final installment of his trilogy. This series will be unveiled in Hong Kong next year.
Ricardo Mazal’s works are in the collections of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguerez, Zacatecas, Mexico; Maeght Foundation, Paris; and Deutsche Bank, New York and Germany.