My Highlights from Zona MACO

Patricia Marshall
Jan 28, 2014 4:39pm
I like artists who deal with political and sociological themes as well as artists who speak about memories and time. 
Dario Escobar, Untitled No. 1, 2014, at Josée Bienvenu
This artist from Guatemala takes objects from everyday life, like the skateboards or basketballs found on the street, and transforms them into precious, treasure-like objects.
Gonzalo Lebrija, Who knows where the time goes I, 2013, at Travesia Cuatro
Guadalajara native Gonzalo Lebrija is one of the most important artists from the new generation of Mexican artists. The violent, explosive nature of this work is beautiful and spiritual. 
Lorna Simpson, Black Curl, 2013, at Salon 94
Mid-career artist Lorna Simpson expresses the everyday life of African American women in a very beautiful way. 
This artist comes from Cyprus, and his work speaks about the fragility of the economy and the banking system. Gold serves as a symbol of security and a worldwide currency that can always be used. The simplicity of this piece is very tender.
Iñaki Bonillas, Braz Cubas, 2012, at Galerie Nordenhake
Iñaki Bonillas is a great artist whose work is about memories and documentation. This is a beautiful piece.
Michel François, Crumpled (One from the Other), 2013, at Bortolami
Michel François is a very important artist who comes from the heritage of Surrealism, and this piece is quite poetic and romantic.