FAIN: ARTISTS PROFILES ( PART 1)
FAIN Independent Art Fair is taking place from November 27 to 29. In its second edition, will offer special tours to 11 artists studios in Mexico City, where you can see the work of about 32 artists from Mexico, Latinamerica and USA.
Chek out in our blog the work of the participating artists.
Karian Amaya (Chihuahua, 1986)
Her practice includes drawing, sculpture and photography. She is interested in researching about landscape and its continuous deterioration by working with the origin, the materiality and the poetic around minerals. Amaya research how those minerals were found, rescued or fabricated, to then find their inner beauty.
Margot Kalach (Mexico City, 1992)
Kalach works mainly with photography and video, using light as a raw material. Through geometry and abstraction, she explores how objects and information is continuously evolving. Currently she is developing a photographic language based on a home machine that is able to create complex outcomes trough simple movements.
Jessi Rapp (San Diego, 1985)
Joy, threat, landscape and sensuality are recurring themes in her work. For 6 years, she has been working with abstract paintings as an exercise to confront herself; her canvas is kind-of-a mirror where she can see her clumsy and colonized social being. Through images full of color and rhythm, Rapp tries to underline her concerns as a resistance gesture against the imposition of visual language through mass media. Her objective: to discover her own visual language.
Cy Rendón (Mazatlán, 1984)
His practice tries to claim the landscape (its intangible value) with its imminent influence within collective identity. Rendón’s work lies between the study of the naturalism in the rural context and its relationship with certain economical and history processes
Jorge Rosano Gamboa (Mexico City, 1984)
His work comes from photographic thought and reflects on the relationship between the moment and its depiction. Rosano Gamboa is interested in the ritual that involves the creation of an image, its registration, its methods, and more importantly, the moment caught in an image. In his pieces (drawings, installation, photography, among others) he creates fabricated and intervened spaces where absence becomes visible thanks to some traces of the memory.
Carmen Serratos Chavarría (México 1993)
Her work mainly addresses issues related to gender roles and questions social institutions which historically have defined the ideas of femineity and masculinity. His approach is always from a feminist perspective. She is interested in reappropriating conventional objects and images in order to create new significances around them, by using text, drawings and textiles.
Arantxa Solís (Calí, 1990)
Arantxa Solís’ work is focused in exploring light, colors and background abstraction. Her research has led her to create different interpretations of light—in relationship with color— through surfaces, movements or atmospheres which can provoke emerging landscapes. Solis also likes to study the behavior of both artificial and natural light within the space.
Edgar Solórzano (Mexico City, 1989)
His practice takes the architecture as starting point in order to question the objectual and spatial depiction. Solórzano explores different ways to show the value of emotional memory over physical memory when researching the affective ties that we have with objects and spaces.