Mother Africa

Photo essay: Carlos Estrada-Vega at home with his art

by Jahanshah Javid
My sister and I were anticipating the opening of Carlos' show for weeks. Carlos Estrada-Vega is an artist, a native of Chihuahua, here in northern Mexico, but better known in the U.S., Europe and Australia. In fact this was his first show in all of Mexico and his hometown got the honors to be the host. They must be very proud of him here, and more so after the opening of his stunning exhibition last week. His art comes down to simple cubes with one simple colors side by side. That's when it gets complicated because each square is not exactly the same as the next, in size or shade. It's a subtle dance between being the same and different at the same time. Like humanity and its mother Africa >>> more

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by Jeesh Daram on

I also like the cube #32. It is so balanced and inviting and pleasing to the eyes because of perfect proportions. It reminds of what I once studied about Le Corbusier's approach to architecture.

I also like #34 because of the movements of hands in that setting with blurred jewlery....


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by Jahanshah Javid on

Of the large paintings, my favorite was probably the red or yellow. But among all the work on display, I liked this cube the best. It's bursting with energy!