The Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh and the artist Mauricio Zúñiga invite the general public to the exhibition “Mexican Tales and Colors in North Carolina”
From March 21 to April 21, the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh will be exhibiting the work of Mexican-born artist Mauricio Zuñiga.
The exhibition presents 21 pieces full of colors and contrasts of Mexican culture, which narrate memories and stories that were significant for the artist’s life. In addition, it presents a combination of two painting styles: cubism and surrealism, through which Zuñiga has sought to convey the beauty of Mexican culture.
Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Mauricio Zúñiga moved to Chicago at the age of 13. “Mo”, as his friends call him, is a combination of dreams and Mexican charm. Creative from a young age and with a great eye for the different and the beautiful, Zúñiga began curating galleries in different parts of the US. Due to his own life story, in his paintings he resorts to materials intentionally indicative of building construction works, such as plaster on the walls, varnish, and acrylics for domestic paint, which imbue his pieces with subjective symbolism and a strong aesthetic.
Most of his paintings, which have received international acclaim, are richly textured and embossed, as “Mo” invites people not only to visually experience his paintings, but also (however counterintuitive) to touch them. with your hands: thus creating an artistic experience simultaneously visual and tactile.
For 15 years, Zúñiga has volunteered with the Kansas City Arts Council to help them identify new talent for their Now Show program. He has also been curator of the exhibitions of the “Fiesta Kansas City” event, of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His work as a volunteer has allowed him to meet people from different backgrounds and talents. During his career, he has found several venues to exhibit his own art, including The Late Show, Brandon Jacob, and the Grand Gallery. In 2015 he received the ArtsKC Virtuoso award, and in 2021 he received recognition as an outstanding artist, at the Second Conference of Artists Abroad, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
The exhibit will remain available at the Consulate gallery from March 21 to April 21, 2022, at 431 Raleigh View Rd, Raleigh, NC 2761.