Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Here I am wearing a T-shirt with the legend "Vírgen de las Vírgenes" (Virgin of the virgins) because it was December 12th, almost a national day, here in Mexico we celebrate the Virgen of Guadalupe on that day. Also this is the tittle of a song that was written by Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi. With me two dear friends, Mexican photographer and blogger Cesar Arellano and the sweetest model and person in the city: José.
Photos by MUD
Friday, 11 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Over hundreds of visitors, a very smart selection of artists and pretty good energy on the air. This was last December the 1st at the opening of Arte Pequeño in the Mexican Gallery Terreno Baldio, this group show will be on until January 30th. www.terrenobaldio.com Portrait by Mud Heredia.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
This is from an exhibition called Post-Natural curated by Emiliano Valdés. Which explores how art reflects the issues of todays society, and in this case, those that has to do with saving the planet and respecting nature. Here are three paintings from my series "Recycled Landscapes". This is taking part in the Centro Cultural España in Guatemala City.
Friday, 30 October 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
On a commercial flight of BA from London Heathrow Airpot to Mexico City International Airport. I left a post it with the word of wish on the window between two areas of the plane where the food is prepared. I did it just after the take off, then someone close the "blind" and put the post it on it. So the wish stay there until we landed to Mexico City. I guess I still believe in the power of the wish/desiree...
Monday, 3 August 2009
Friday, 31 July 2009
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
During the last edition of Zsona Maco, the contemporary art fair in Mexico City, I gave 100 wishes to the visitors. With white cotton cordons used as bracelets. I asked them to close their eyes, make a wish while I did the knot of it. Then, I asked them that every time they see it try to remember/visualize that specific wish. Then, when it comes true they must give me back the cordon and I will do a piece with it. Today, one week and a half after the art fair, at least three persons have told me that what they wish now is a reality. Keep wishing!
Photos courtesy of Armando Miguélez
Sunday, 12 April 2009
For the past 4 years I have been doing collective performances in different places. People is ask to write three wishes on a white paper, then in a circle we burn them while I ask them to visualized what they are wishing for. Then I ask for their email address and send them a photo with an abstract image created by me with that ashes.
This image has the ashes of this performance which took place in Tepeji del Rio, Mexico few weeks ago.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
In this hotel boutique of Mexico City I did an installation with paintings, photos and a shirt-fashion. The Wis Project by G.I. is a work in progress I have develop for the past 5 years, and it aims to promote in today´s society the act of wishing. I started sending card with three wishes for the person who receive it, then creating abstract paintings with the ashes from the white papers where they write the wishes and then burn them. And this time I present a series of photos of commercial flight where I put post its with the the word wish, also in public phones. The paintings have secret wishes under it. And the shirt was created by me and the designers of the Mexican brand Malafacha. And this time I decided to leave the gallery and to show in a hotel suite and the weird thing is that every floor of the Hippodrome Hotel has a name and the one I got is call WISH...
At the opening of the show at the suite and while it last, everybody who attended was ask to write a wish for an stranger and not to signed it. So there were dozens of wishes on the wooden wall on yellow post- its. The idea of participating the audience in any art show is important in my work.