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Ricardo Mazal, one of Mexico’s most prominent contemporary artists, is known for his lush abstract oil paintings in which he explores spiritual themes.

 

He is perhaps best known for his near decade-long investigations into the sacred burial rituals of diverse cultures, from the Mayan tomb of The Red Queen in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico, to the Buddhist prayer flags of Bhutan. These studies yielded a succession of large, multidisciplinary bodies of work reflective of the artist’s observations. However, his most recent series, Violeta and Prague, are imbued with a more personal narrative, increasingly transitioning Mazal from witness to author.

 

Ricardo Mazal has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Since 2000, he has had fourteen individual museum exhibitions in Mexico and the United States, including five retrospectives of his work at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (2000), the Museo de Arte Moderno de la Ciudad de México (2006), the Museo de Arte de Querétaro (2009), the Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguerez (2010) and the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, as well as thematic exhibitions in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (2006), the Museo Nacional de Antropología (2004-2005) and the Centro Cultural Estación Indianilla, among others. In 2015 Mazal’s work was included in Frontiers Reimagined, a Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale.

 

Mazal’s work is included in the permanent collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Zacatecas, Mexico; Maeght Foundation, Paris; Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico; Cirque du Soleil, Montreal; the Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai; and Deutsche Bank, New York and Germany.

 

Born in Mexico City, 1950 | Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York

Singapore Summer Show
SINGAPORE
Singapore Summer Show
June 13 – August 10, 2019
Ricardo Mazal
NY | MADISON AVENUE
Ricardo Mazal
Silence in Prague April 5 – 27, 2019
Ricardo Mazal
NY | CHELSEA
Ricardo Mazal
Silence in Prague April 4 – 27, 2019
The Art of Paper
NY | Chelsea
The Art of Paper
November 15, 2018 – February 9, 2019
Summer Group Show
NY | MADISON AVENUE
Summer Group Show
July 21 – September 17, 2018
Summer Group Show
NY | CHELSEA
Summer Group Show
July 17 – September 1, 2018
New York Abstraction
SINGAPORE
New York Abstraction
June 8 – August 19, 2018
Group Show
SINGAPORE
Group Show
March 17 – June 8, 2018
WINTER GROUP SHOW
NY | CHELSEA
WINTER GROUP SHOW
January 18 – February 24, 2018
Group Show
Singapore
Group Show
November 4, 2017 – January 22, 2018
GROUP SHOW
Singapore
GROUP SHOW
July 20 – September 17, 2017
Ricardo Mazal
Singapore
Ricardo Mazal
Violeta + Bhutan April 6 – May 28, 2017
Ricardo Mazal
NY | Madison Avenue
Ricardo Mazal
Violet November 25, 2016 – January 19, 2017
Ricardo Mazal
NY | Chelsea
Ricardo Mazal
Violet November 17 – December 31, 2016
Ricardo Mazal
NY | Chelsea
Ricardo Mazal
Bhutan Abstractions November 20 – December 20, 2014
Ricardo Mazal
Singapore
Ricardo Mazal
Kailash: Black Mountain April 11 – May 15, 2014
Ricardo Mazal
Hong Kong
Ricardo Mazal
Kailash: Black Mountain March 27 – May 3, 2014
Ricardo Mazal
NY | Chelsea
Ricardo Mazal
Kailash November 15, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Ricardo Mazal
Beverly Hills
Ricardo Mazal
May 3 – June 2, 2012
Ricardo Mazal
HONG KONG
Ricardo Mazal
KORA April 14 – May 20, 2011
Ricardo Mazal
NY | Chelsea
Ricardo Mazal
KORA November 18, 2010 – January 1, 2011
Ricardo Mazal
Beverly Hills
Ricardo Mazal
New Works February 20 – April 3, 2010
Ricardo Mazal
NY | Chelsea
Ricardo Mazal
Odenwald 1152 October 30 – November 22, 2008
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