Entre los árboles VI 22.8″ x 45.7″.
HANCOCK, MI – The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery will be hosting “Peripatetic: An Experience with Landscape”, an exhibit showcasing the work of Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal from March 27th to April 18th, 2014.
Madrigal, a Mexican artist, architect and academic, has studied and exhibited his work at universities in the United States (Landscape: a memorial artefact), Italy (Riciclare il Paesaggio: natura, cultura, memoria, patrimonio), and France (Meta-mémoire).
His work is centered around the concept of man’s relationship with landscape. The paintings themselves are created with and inspired by nature. Madrigal stresses that “direct contact with the materials is essential, but also with the water, wind, light, and warmth of the sun. All these components are at the same time, the subject.”
Additionally, he uses natural materials, mainly plant fibers, to create his paintings.He describes the root of his work as being “anchored in Mexican (Papel Amate) and Japanese (Washi) paper fabrication. I have transformed these ancient techniques with the addition of resins and other materials such as recycled paper pulp, oils, chalk, charcoal, gold, silver, and bronze.”
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the gallery on Thursday April 3rd from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.