The opening ceremony for Mexican artist Victor Cerecer's exhibition, "China-Mexico Joint-Visions," hosted by Sheen Choice Co. Ltd., and co-organized by Consulate General of the Mexico in Guangzhou, Shui On Group Foshan Linnan Xintiandi and Wan's Workshop, was held at 23 Space, Foshan Lingnan Tiandi on April 27.
Mr. Carlos Giralt, consul general of Mexico in Guangzhou, delivered a welcome speech. Among other attendees were Mrs. Karla Orozco Toledano, consul for cultural and economic affairs of Consulate General of the Mexico in Guangzhou; Kanam Cheung, the board member of Sheen Choice Co. Ltd.; Rick Lam, general manager of China Xintiandi Foshan Project of Shui On Group; and Chen Fenwan, art director of 23 Space.
"China and Mexico both have rich cultures." Mr. Carlos Giralt said, "Through the works of Victor Cerecer, we find many similarities between the two countries. And these cultural elements draw us to learn more about each other."
Mrs. Karla Orozco Toledano stated that the Consul General and she were honored to promote the exhibition to help visitors learn more about the two countries through art. She hoped that Chinese and Mexican people could have a long-lasting friendship.
Victor Cerecer was born in La Paz Baja California Sur in 1979. He studied at Autonomous University of New Leon, Mexico and earned a degree in Visual Arts with emphasis in Fine Arts. His works were selected at the Carlos Olachea Visual Arts Biennial 2007, 2017 and 2012, respectively. The artist's visual art works include paintings and sculptures, of which painting is his most commonly preferred art form.
Víctor Cerecer has developed in the field of conceptual art, where he deals with everyday issues to reflect the critical and indulgent capacity of our society. His interest in deepening both the subject and the art form has led him to works based on concepts and ideas.
He explored the cultural essences of the two countries that are thousands of miles apart and found many similarities between them. Colors, mythological animals, temples, gods, textiles, ceramics, and handicrafts are typical elements used in the cultures of both Mexico and China.
In one of the works, the artist combined Kukulkan Pyramid of Mexico and the Great Wall of China together to express closeness between the two countries. In another work, he put Mexican dragon boats on a Chinese river to integrate two cultures. Both works are Mr. Carlos Giralt's favorite.
23 Space, an art workshop located in Foshan Lingnan Tiandi, is devoted to discovering outstanding artists from all over the world and presenting their works to visitors. This exhibition will last for one month at 23 Space.
Opening hours: 1:00p.m.-7:00p.m. (Monday to Sunday)
Date: April 27- May 27
Metro: get off at Xilang station, Line 1, and then transfer to Foshan Zumiao station Exit C.