Under the premise of create a topic of conversation with positive nuances, the renowned artist Melva Medina and Fernanda Ceballos, Manager of Nahualli Gallery, devised the Nahualli Creative Marathon, a dynamic where registered participants had to send by email and through their social networks, fifteen drawings over fifteen days.
Three categories were developed for the Marathon: PROFESSIONAL: all artists with a trajectory of more than 10 years; EMERGING: all artists in training, students, self-taught, etc.; and AMATEURS: the general public that likes to do creative projects.
The Creative Marathon had the participation of more than 160 people in the three categories, thus turning the Nahualli Creative Marathon into an important entertainment and leisure activity with an artistic approach, so necessary today that we are living.
The selected artists were awarded a recognition (diploma) and have been granted the right to exhibit their 15 works made in the Nahualli Gallery, having the benefits of dissemination and promotion of their work.
Graduated from the Graphic Communication career of the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas of UNAM, he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for the editorial media, as well as for museums and exhibitions. For 30 years, he has been part of a company dedicated to the design and production of exhibitions and museographic projects.
Visual Artist and Pianist. He began his studies of drawing and painting from an early age, under the direction of the teacher Adrián Milla Meneses. He has taken multiple workshops on printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and action art, with leading Masters of the country. It has multiple collective and individual exhibitions in different galleries, museums, private companies and different important venues in the country.
“Verustiana”, one of the winners of the Creative Marathon, in the category of “Emergent”. She shows us her inks technique, and the interpretation of the relationship between death and xolo dogs.
Following the tradition of the “Day of the Dead”, in which we prepare to receive our dead at home, we take a look at the work of this artist in training.
Following the yellow circle, it’s a drawing series that tells us about the contemporary human being and his constant search for spirituality and progress, making it clear that the search is individual and always seeks to fit into the collective.
I came into the world in Mexico City in 1959. I was a normal kid who liked to play, act, paint, sing, run and enjoy life.
In 1979 I started to study plastic arts at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” of the INBA and in 1985 I performed at the Escuela de Arte Teatral of the INBA.
In his work, Iván Saldaña invites the spectator to navigate through the endless number of emotions that human beings go through when, out of necessity, they decide to interiorize in the search for change. In his representation, he manifests a constant duality between reality and fantasy, order and chaos, the earthly and the celestial.
Enigmatic, gloomy, speaking of a deep desolation, Abraham infects us with a melancholy of a lonely existence in a dream world, where you do not know if you are living a reality or it is just a dream.
The story is clear and moving, a common mistake in the way of loving of human beings, towards animals, is executed with great skill and enormous talent in a comic-like narrative, giving rise to a deep reflection.
Reflective, self-analyzed, questioned … It is the voice of Estefanía that strips her soul in the course of the creative exercise, carrying her drawing in a gestural way that catches our attention, as it allows us to enter an intense moment of her life.
Naivete is an undervalued characteristic in art, however, it becomes great, when it goes hand in hand with the creative capacity and the imaginary of the surreal. Sebastián opens and closes doors inviting us to stroll and navigate in his dreams, enjoying his imagination reflected in a playful way.
The free and creative handling of his work draws our attention, although its theme is not linear, it leads us to a constant in the relationship of the marine world and the circle as a graphic resource evoking elements of the cosmos. His creativity and technical mastery are outstanding.