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Rubén Ortiz Torres is a Mexican photographer, painter, sculptor, film and video producer. His low-rider/video installation “Alien Toy” was shown as part of the InSite show in San Diego in 1997 then in 1998 at Track 16 in Los Angeles. Ortiz is noted as one of the first artists in Mexico to position himself with-in Post-Modernisim (Debroise p296).

Ortiz is currently a Faculty Member in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego and publishes a blog entitled For The Record.

“Customization characterizes the art of Rubén Ortiz Torres in almost all media and offers an alternative avenue for approaching the issues of globalization so central to our current ‘New World Order’ and the various, sometimes conflicted, responses to this newest form of Euro-American dominance.” (Chavoya).

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Watch President Felipe Calderón and Larry King inaugurating Carlos Slim’s Soumaya museum in Mexico City. The museum has been designed by architectes FREE Fernando Romero. By VernissageTV correspondent Jacinto Astiazaran.

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Herrán did majestic paintings of Mexican Indians, giving them heroic strength and dignity. His figures have been associated with the traditions of Spanish art, particularly the work of Velázquez and José de Rivera.

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The allegorical nature of much of Varo’s work recalls the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, and some critics have described her art as “postmodern allegory,” much in the tradition of Irrealism. Francisco Goya, El Greco, Picasso, and Braque. While André Breton were formative influences in her understanding of Surrealism. While living in Mexico, she was influenced by pre-Columbian art and traditional Mexican folklore.

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Mexico has an excellent tradition of weaving and handcrafts that dates all the way back to the pre-Columbian era. Their products are recognized worldwide for their quality and artisanal elaboration. The work is intense, difficult, and coordinated; cooperation and patience are central to their tasks. Each piece requires weeks of work, starting with the design and ending with the finishing touches, resulting in a product of absolute beauty and unparalleled quality.

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DANIELA EDBURG was born in Houston, Texas in 1975. However, Edburg spent most of her life in San Miguel de Allende and studied visual arts in the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City. In 2001 Daniela started making photographs. Since then her work has been exhibited in museums and art centers worldwide.

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These are absolutely amazing. Yet, I cannot figure out the name of the artist. If you know the name of this very creative individual please leave me a comment, I would love to share more of their work! You can view this artist’s stumbleupon page, they use the screen name “Mirko.”

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