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Oscar Guzman
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

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Fernando Montiel Klint
Queremos Pastel
(From the series Tiempos Modernos)
2005, chromogenic prints, edition of 5, 47x72in (120x184cm)

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Gilberto Aceves Navarro work reflects a concern for the negative effects of industrialization and modernization on cities and displays a nostalgia for more humane urban conditions. His large-scale paintings convey a sense of urgency through the use of light and color, with broad lines and chromatic tones creating dynamic forms that show the influence of Abstract Expressionism.

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A quick search of Google for Barragán’s work is like stepping into another world. The designs of Luis Barragán are nothing less than inspirational and imaginative. Below I have re-blogged an excellent biography of an architectural genius. Please take a few minutes and read this well written bio of a famous Mexican artist that helped shape the way we see architecture.

Biography of Luis Barragan Luis Barragán (1902-1988) was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. His professional training was in engineering, resulting in a degree at the age of twenty-three. His architectural skills were self-taught. In the 1920s, he traveled extensively in France and Spain and, in 1931, lived in Paris for a time, attending Le Corbusier's lectures. His time in Europe, and subsequently in Morroco, stimulated an interest in the native architecture of North Africa and … Read More

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From the series Tiempos Modernos
2005, chromogenic prints, edition of 5, 47x70in (120x178cm)

©Fernando Montiel Klint

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Produced by Zena Koo Magnum In Motion

Credit: © Maya Goded / Magnum Photos

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Credit: © Maya Goded / Magnum Photos

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