In October, I went to see Balthus at the Met. It was amazing of course; I have a special place for him in my heart. I copied a portrait of Thérèse de Blanchard, his favorite model. I don't think I had seen this one before. The sentence an excerpt from the exhibition text that I really liked. Although possibly, the best part of the exhibition, was the ink drawings he did when he was 11 years old. They tell the story of the loss of his cat Mitsou.
This Thursday, November 21st, I will participate in the fundraiser Momentum for Tormentum along other Mexican artists that live in New York. Four of my pieces will be up for auction. The benefits will go towards the aid of victims of the double hurricane that hit the Pacific Coast of Mexico this past September. The region affected is near to my heart since it's where most of my family was born.
I have been drawing little insects a lot lately. I tend to also dream a lot about them. The drawing above was done for Drawable, a group show in FLA Gallery in Gainsville Florida. It opened October 19th. Each artist was asked to used only pencil for their piece. The piece below was for my own amusement.
I am a person with many types of sketchbooks. But it wasn't until recently that I found the perfect one for carrying with me at all times. It's the typical MUJI notebook, thin, not too precious and only $1.50.
Here's a peek inside:
Bushwick from my firescape
Pigeon man in Washington Square Park
(I think there's a variety of pigeon people in rotation there)
Woman drawing in MoMa's sculpture garden.
Washington Square Park
Too bad the temperatures are dropping and I won't be able to draw outside for a while.
I have been sharing some of my ceramic experiments on my instagram. I hope I have a solid body of work soon, but so far I've just been having fun. Below is a portrait I did of Monica, she did one of me as well.
This is a new series I recently started working on. It's all about the poses I think.
Can't wait to fire them.