A painter who was at odds yet fascinated with his country’s artistic history, Pedro Coronel (1922-1985) blended the shapes and symbols of Mexico’s past with his own abstract study of color. He was associated with the Generación de la Ruptura (The Breakaway Generation), a group of young artists who criticized Mexican muralism in favor of universal painting styles such as Abstract Expressionism and Cubism. Influenced by his Breakaway Generation contemporaries, chiefly his friend Rufino Tamayo, Coronel transitioned from figurative painting to abstract works with indigenous themes, ending his career with a quest for intense color. LAMA will offer Untitled (1981), an exceptional oil on canvas painted four years before his death.
Generacion de la Ruptura
September 16, 2013