Artist Erika Duque reflects on her recent trip to Tulum, Mexico with gorgeous, expressive paintings of the tropical paradise. Paraiso, translating to paradise in Spanish indulges viewers in a pleasurable and worry free locale.
Ro2 Art is pleased to present ‘Paraiso,’ a solo exhibition featuring new works by Fort Worth artist Erika Duque. The show will run from November 4 through December 2, 2017. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, November 4, from 7-10 p.m. at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in Dallas’ Cedars neighborhood. Paraiso reflects on artist Erika Duque’s recent trip to Tulum, Mexico and the lush jungles and vegetation that she saw during her time there. Paraiso translates to paradise in Spanish and Duque’s paintings reflect the tropical paradise of her trip with bright vibrant colors of orange and reds as well as sharp verdant greens. Duque painted with a specific color palette and loser strokes in order to intensify the dream like qualities of the subject matter and take the viewer to a pleasurable worry free locale. For Duque, the paintings in Paraiso reflect both memories and pleasure.