We all have to be transhumant, we all have to change, says the painter Enrique Trava during the presentation of his exhibition “Trashumante”, which will be inaugurated today, at the Arte1010 gallery located in Pasaje Picheta, at 7 pm
The author leaves his characteristic ocher and uses a different color palette and also creates the protagonist of the figurative works: Astro.
He commented that his early exhibition was a monochrome in ochres, where he is very much remembered, “but in contemporary painting I dabbled a bit in shades of blue and gray, fresher due to the characteristics of current interior designs.”
The paintings are large and medium format.
“That is why they are fresher paintings, easier to merge, with modern architecture and precisely because of interior design.”
Enrique Trava is also a nomad.
The Yucatecan painter with four decades of artistic career explained that a transhumant is a person who changes soils.
The term is also used for cattle when the grass is used up and they change soils, transhumance them so that they have food.
That is why his work is titled “Trashumante”.
Speaking of transhumance, I must say that there are three paintings that are at the back of the gallery, from his early painting. They are figurative, loaded with symbolism, very spiritual themes, but given the changes in our society, given the new types of design, interiors, towers, consulting rooms, offices, well, I tried a bit with new colors.
So in this exhibition, that’s why it’s called that, he presented a figurative that is a series of a character called Astro who instead of a head has a glass sphere which gives him an air as if he were an astronaut, as if his brain were different. It is a more relaxed subject, the author commented.
The exhibition is made up of around thirty works in acrylic on canvas, between figurative and abstract, recent and unpublished until now.
He commented that he brought his past work so they could see a point of comparison.
Astro is represented in the most common and current situations of our lives: sitting next to a henequen industrial machinery, thinking; in a bar in a shopping center, making pizzas, in Parque Hidalgo, in the Gran Hotel or playing a saxophone. There is another street musician who has a clarinet.
He reiterated that the compositions are relaxed and everyday situations but that they always, in some way, have a certain spirituality, they give something to think about.
He commented that abstract works often represent regions of outer space.
It suggests to each one their subjectivity.
Some titles of the figurative scenes are “Astro waits”, “Astro thinks”, “Astro serves” and “Astro sax”, among others.
Enrique Trava shared that his exhibition being in such a central place makes him feel very happy, it has a huge influx.
He recalled that he had not exhibited for a long time due to the pandemic, however he took advantage of it to paint, in an evolution.
The author commented that the exhibition will coincide with the next White Night, on October 22. That day he will have a conversation with the teacher Jorge Cortés.
The exhibition will be a month in the gallery.
Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 6:30 pm On Saturdays, from 10 am to 1:30 pm The gallery is not open on Sundays.— CLAUDIA Ivonne SIERRA MEDINA