ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ribbons like light waves undulate across Ricardo Mazal’s mammoth oils.
They could reflect the texture of tree bark underpinned by the horizontal geometry of a music staff. Light flickers across the raised ridges of paint like filaments.
Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts will showcase “Ricardo Mazal: A 15 Year Survey” beginning Friday, June 15. The exhibition runs through Sept. 23. Now based in Santa Fe, Mazal also works from New York and Mexico City.
An internationally celebrated abstractionist, the Mexican-born artist merges paint, photographs, video and technology to create virtual worlds of installation. The survey explores works from a trilogy examining the cycle of life and death and spirituality.