The exhibition, Tabuena and Wolfryd—A Meeting Point: A new meaning for the portrait and the landscape explores moments of concurrence and divergence between the discourses of these two artists who were marked by San Miguel de Allende.
ART EXHIBITION: Tabuena y Wolfryd—A Meeting Point A new meaning for the portrait and the landscape The Showroom Romeo Tabuena has the honor to present the guest artist, Barry Wolfryd (Los Angeles, 1952), who will show his drawings and paintings from the 70s, 80’s and 90s together with the Philippine/San Miguel artist Romeo Tabuena (1921-2015). Coming from very different places and aesthetics—Philippine Neo Realism in Tabuena’s case and Pop Art in Wolfryd’s—both artists adopted Mexico as a second homeland and the place in which to shape their careers. San Miguel de Allende was their Meeting Point in the late 1970s. The city provided both with the Instituto Allende as a venue for training and experimentation. Moreover, the city’s powerful light, landscapes and cosmopolitan ambient were propitious for creation. The exhibition Tabuena and Wolfryd—A Meeting Point constitutes the return to San Miguel de Allende of a mature Wolfryd who now enjoys an international career based in Mexico City. Romeo Tabuena devoted his artistic life to celebrate Mexico and the Philippines, with quotidian subjects captured during his long walks through the city. Above all, through the portraits and landscapes submitted for this show, both artists offer us a window into the development of their art and sensibility, their overlaps and divergences, all with the background of San Miguel de Allende.