A group of renowned Mexican artists participating in the Qatar International Art Festival 2021 put the spotlight on Mexico’s rich culture and heritage through their vibrant and colourful works showcased at the event.
“At 2+ Gallery we are proud of our roots and culture. It is our mission to promote fine Mexican art in Mexico and abroad.
“We are pleased to present this distinguished group of artists who share their creativity at the Qatar International Art Festival 2021, embarking on an adventure to Qatari land where east and west meet in the most literal sense of geographical and cultural aspects in a diverse and creative art festival,” Margarita Chacon, 2+ Gallery manager and exhibition curator, said in her presentation.
She was joined by two other Mexican artists, Gretchen Velarde and Angelica Gatica, at QIAF which concludes today at the Katara – the Cultural Village. The works of 12 other artists are also on display at the event.
According to Chacon, the artists use painting, photography, ceramics and fashion design “to express their aesthetic point of view” and “their works are the ambassadors of peace and friendship; reminding us that there are no borders in art, only bridges that bring humanity together”.
In a statement, Mexican ambassador Graciela Gomez Garcia said: “QIAF is a lively example of Qatar’s openness to the world; witnessing so many cultures together bridging distances through colour, shape and art has been an unmatchable opportunity to confirm the country’s vision of the present and future.
“Having 15 Mexican artists exhibiting at the festival is unprecedented in Qatar; certainly a powerful reason to be proud of Mexico’s diversity and talent, and the willingness of our artists to both convey a message of peace and embrace otherness”.