Othón Téllez

Othón Téllez is a prolific artist with more than forty years of active professional work, he has participated in thirty-nine individual exhibitions and more than ninety collective, national and international, among which are: La consagración de la primavera (The rite of Spring), in the Carrillo Gil Museum; Le Sacre du Printemps, work inspired by Stravinsky's score, which was carried out at Scott Allan Gallery in New York; at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria and shows Fragmentos de un discurso (Fragments of a speech) prepared for the Festival Internacional Cervantino (International Cervantino Festival) in its 2007 broadcast.

He has been awarded multiple times; Among the most important is the National Drawing Prize in 1990. Coming from a family of musicians, his artistic work has led him to venture into various disciplines of art such as film, dance, theater, performing and musical arts, as well as various interdisciplinary works. He was director of the San Ángel Cultural Center, the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda" and has served in various public positions of cultural nature.
He is currently engaged in his artistic work and advises national and international projects of cultural entrepreneurship.

Artist Statement
With a career of more than forty years painting and drawing with mixed media, my style reflects an abstract expressionism based on strong compositions, organic forms, color and rhythm, which allows multiple interpretations by the viewer. Works that change day by day and flow along the path in parallel with the life of the viewer.

Mexico is a country full of traditions, color and culture. My art reflects that richness through graphic work, its varied tonal range, as well as in painting using boldly combined colors.

The mixed techniques used are complex, including inks, watercolour, graphite, coal, gold and silver. My artistic style allowed me to receive the National Drawing Award (Mexico) in 1990.
The exhibited works are all recent creation and are related to nature and music. Each work reflects with curiosity, counterpoints, melodies and sound tones that move in the interpretation of the viewer while showing different organic forms. They are "open works" in all senses for the viewer, which must be "closed" with their interpretation.
2019, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México

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