Gustavo Pérez stands alone as the Mexican ceramic artist who is internationally celebrated and admired. If you are in San Miguel, you have a rare opportunity to be among the first to view of a large selection of new works by internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Gustavo Pérez. Gustavo Pérez is like a national living treasure for Mexico. He … Continue reading Gustavo Pérez 8th Annual Exhibition is Now Open!
Learn more about Mexican folk art... Mexico has as great a variety of folk art as any other country in the world. Folk art has its roots in indigenous culture and has been handed down through families for many generations, sometimes hundreds of years. Each artist has acquired a deep knowledge of materials and techniques, … Continue reading An Introduction to Mexican Folk Art for the Uninitiated
Why is Mexican folk art so filled with skulls and skeletons? The convention has its origins in the human sacrifices of the Aztecs, who decorated their temples with walls of skulls, often from human sacrifices, to please their gods. The Aztecs kept skulls as trophies, displayed them on walls and in temples, and used them … Continue reading Day of the Dead and Skeletons in Mexican Folk Art