Febrero 18.08
Oil on Linen : 78 x 34 inches ( 198 x 86 cm)
Inventory # 16580
Ricardo Mazal
Mexican,

Born in Mexico City in 1950 , Ricardo Mazal lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York. Currently exhibited his work in prestigious international galleries in the United States, Canada , Mexico , Hong Kong and Singapore. During the last decade, has had 11 Mazal solo exhibitions in museums in the United States and Mexico, including 4 retrospective of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (2000), Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City (2006), Queretaro Museum of Art (2009), Abstract Art Museum Manuel Felguerez (2010), as well as thematic exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art ( 2006), the National Museum of Anthropology (2004-2005) and the Cultural Center Indianilla Mexico City (2012) among others.

Mazal's work is strongly influenced by the visual language and culture of Mexico. He is fixated with the potential to explore far into the fabric of the canvas emphasizing pure line and color and has accomplished the need for, the “spiritual in art”. Text and individual lettering become an integral component of the image. Mazal’s work also explores the process of visual perception as it takes form in the human consciousness. His paintings depict the passage of time, not by illustrating events but by leaving their residue to dissipate in space like a still photograph of a speeding object blurred to abstraction. When attempting interpretation, the viewer must abandon one-dimensional thoughts and search further into the many dimensions that are prevalent in the art to grasp the vastness of depth and incandescent beauty that Mazal creates.

Awards 

2010 Creador Artistico, Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA), Mexico
2002 Creador Artistico, Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA), Mexico
1998 Creador Artistico, Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA), Mexico
1991 Pollock Krassner Foundation, New York, NY

Notable Public & Private Collections

Banco de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
CEMEX, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Cirque du Soleil, Montreal, QC, Canada
Deutsche Bank, New York, NY USA and Germany
Keg Restaurants, Canada
MACO-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
Maeght Foundation, Paris, France
Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM), Mexico City, Mexico
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Zacatecas, Mexico
Museo del Arzobispado, Mexico City, Mexico
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ 
Private Collections in the USA, Mexico, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Japan and Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2012 Museo Estación Indianilla, Mexico City, Mexico
  Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2010 Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
  Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  Elins Eagle-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Museo Abstracto Manuel Felguerez, Zacatecas, ZC, Mexico
  Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Museum of Art, Queretaro, Queretaro, QRO, Mexico
  Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Odenwald 1152, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
  Odenwald 1152, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC
  Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, NM
  Elins Eagle-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Mas Art Moderno y Contemporáneo, Barcelona, Spain
  Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Centro de las Artes, Pinacoteca, Monterrey, NL, Mexico & Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
  Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2005 Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, Mexico
  Elins Eagle-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  Chiaroscuro Gallery. Santa Fe, NM
   Mas Art Moderno y Contemporáneo, Barcelona, Spain
2002 The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  Galería Ramis Barquet, New York, NY
2001 Galerie 89, Aarwangen, Switzerland
  Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
2000 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, NL, Mexico
1999 Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Galería Maeght, Barcelona, Spain
1992 Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
1989 Scott Alan Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Galería Nomen, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012-14 Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2011 Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2010 Museum of Art, Queretaro, Queretaro, QRO, Mexico
  Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York NY
  Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2008 Scottsdale Museum of Comtemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2006 Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2004 Galería Lucía de la Puente, Lima, Peru
2003 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, NL
2001 Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
  Traveling exhibition in Mexico organized by the Mexican Ministry of Culture
2000 The Mexican Cultural Institute, New York, NY
1999 Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
1995 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, NL, Mexico
1993 The Painting Center, New York, NY
1989 Centro Cultural Alfa and Galería Arte Actual Mexicano, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
  Galería Carl Van Der Voort, Ibiza, Spain
1987 Galería Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain
  Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Canada