Art Exhibition with Victor Castañeda and Antonio Ruiz - Rancho La Puerta
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Art Exhibition with Victor Castañeda and Antonio Ruiz

Week of April 20, 2019

Join us at the Mercado for an art showing of Victor Hugo Castañeda from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

Victor Hugo Castañeda was born in La Palma, Michoacan, Mexico, in 1947. In 1969 he began his career as an artist at the National School of Paint and Sculpture, La Esmeralda at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City. During his artistic studies he collaborated with world-renowned artists. His inspirations include tropical women; natives of the indomitable sierras; and women from forgotten mesas, paths and springs, clouds that cut the solar planes, and from glimmerings and anxieties. Casteñeda is widely acclaimed for his uncanny artistry as he depicts women in their utmost beauty. The remarkable lifelike semblances of his onyx, marble and bronze sculptures are his testament to their glory.


Antonio Ruiz was born in Mexico City, September 19, 1957. In 1990, attracted to the lure of Cuernavaca, a city full of light and magic, he decided to settle down there.

Antonio began studying painting with his father, the master painter Pedro Ruiz Carreón, who used to paint varying country side scenes.

In 1984 he graduated from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana at Xochimilco in Mexico City as a Graphic Designer.

Antonio Ruiz prefers to paint oil on canvas, which he personally prepares from a resin base to get the desired sheen on the surface. His favorite subject matter is landscapes and typically Mexican scenes where he captures the romantic atmosphere of the granaries, baring the secrets hidden in the walls marked by time.

He shows outstanding artistry depicting the different planes in each painting; the clean and transparent ranges of colors; the distant violets, and the diverse textures of the colorfully aged walls.