Tuesday, February 19, 2013


"A cosmos within myself"

I made this aquatint back in the summer of 2009 inspired by the ideas in Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse and the haunting art of Odilon Redon (noirs).

The piece has many layers as I was exploring what Herman Hesse wrote about our chaotic essence: "The breast and the body are indeed one, but the souls that dwell in it are not two, nor five, but countless in number. Man is an onion made up of a hundred integuments, a texture made up of many threads". 

I wanted to represent that idea as Universes growing out of a cactus and expanding into the night.... 

As the self is about the past and the future as well I added the shoes walking forward but the head rooted on the ground to show were we come from. 

I haven't got the chance to do another aquatint but that technique, working with the metal and the uncertainty of the outcome felt quite good. 

Here, the visual poetry of Redon that inspired me...

How many constellations are you made of?

Thank you for reading!

Friday, February 8, 2013


"El mercado de Celso"
 "Celso's market"

Inspired by the traditional mexican markets, their "churrigueresque" folklore, visual spiciness and chaotic ways, Ana Aranda and I worked on this mural full-time for over 2 weeks, plus a third one on-and-off for the details. 

It took us several sessions to get to the concept, visual idea, research and preparation before getting our hands all over the acrylic paints. 

The scene revolves around a crazy universe where the chiles, fruits and vegetables run for their lives before Celso, the market owner, sells them to affable characters!

Here is the process... 

A big thank you to Christopher who helped us along the journey and kept on cheering us up!

Come visit the fresh and fun exhibit that runs until March 8th (532 Folsom St, Gallery at the Mexican Consulate) and tell us what you think!

A big hug to all the friends who came to the opening, we appreciate your presence!

Time to grocery shop!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pop-Up Spicy Mexican Design

Lucky number seven
Take the CHILE, mix it with 7 young mexican designers, place them together in a gallery and you will get a visual spicy explosion....

Come join Alejandra Antón, Ana Aranda, Diana Otero, Alma Lozano, Dora Izquierdo, Bernardo Núñez and myself in this art exhibit exploring the the new visions of mexican design, a re-interpretation of the iconic chile and many other works.

FEB 8 - MAR 3
532 Folsom St

Come visit:
Open daily from
10:00 to 17:00
Saturdays. Sundays
10:00 to 14:00

February 7th, 6:30 pm

Sneak peek.... 

 Hope to see you there...