Full Circle and the Diamond Series is a solo exhibition of new, richly colorful abstract paintings by acclaimed Mexican artist Ricardo Mazal. The work in this show builds on spiritual themes and revisits formal elements and techniques the artist has been exploring for decades.
Mazal’s practice has always been rooted in ideas of transformation, particularly spiritual transformations. His interests have taken him from the tomb of the Red Queen in Chiapas, Mexico, to the Peace Forest cemetery in Odenwald, Germany. He has walked the Kora, a meditative pilgrimage circumambulating Mt. Kailash, Tibet’s holiest summit, and has sat in silence inside the sacred temple of Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest Jewish burial grounds in the world.
All of these experiences yielded expansive bodies of multidisciplinary work. But when the world shut down last spring, exploring other cultures through travel was no longer an option. Mazal, who had just opened a major solo exhibition at the Centro Cultural Estacion Indianilla in Mexico City, returned to his Santa Fe studio in the American Southwest, where he used the quiet and isolation to look inward for inspiration.
Venue: Sundaram Tagore Singapore, 5 Lock Road 01-05, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108933
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 am–6 pm; Saturday 11 am–7 pm
When: 9 Apr - 12 Jun 2021,