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Manuel Velazquez

No Hay Destino, 2006
Screen Print
Edition of 34

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Product Description

The power and relationship between colors are paramount in the works by Mexican-born Manuel Velazquez. Their potency and allure, in fact, are why Velazquez makes it a point to use strong colors to express his opposition to all things artificial and superficial. His work are primarily dedicated to religious and symbolic motifs that he evokes through references to nature, enabling him to create works that easily fit into everyday settings. The image is of a tricycle set on a plane of red, orange and black strokes of color. For him, the tricycle represents childhood and hope left to the powers of red’s vitality, orange’s warmth, and black’s impenetrableness. Its title, No Hay Destino (“There is No Destiny”), can be interpreted ambiguously, either as a definite end or as a sense of hope.

Velazquez was born in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico and received a degree in serigraphy at the University of Veracruz. His works have been displayed on many occasions throughout North and South America and in Vienna, Prague, Tokyo, and Bratislava, Slovakia. He currently is a professor in Xalapa, Veracruz where he is the head of the fine arts department at his alma mater.

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Dimensions 22W x 16H in