Friday, June 3, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 107 - Hector Velazquez

















Welcome to the unusual and rather haunting world of local Mexico City artist Hector Velazquez, whose work is currently on display in Colonia Roma at the Terreno Baldio Arte Gallery as part of the Open House Day entitled "Corredor Cultural". He is primarily a textile artist who produces these sculptural floating heads and body parts coming through the wall in tightly bound silk and cotton.....


















The effect is both beautiful and disturbing at the same time, but what is most interesting is that the strong patterns of shadows that the faces and hands create are integral to the works of art themselves, due to the specific use of lighting....




















I especially like this one of the dress hanging up with its shadow twin faintly discernible on the wall behind....



















Here are some of the art enthusiasts out and about in Colonia Roma strolling from one gallery to the next to take in all the exhibitions and make the most of the "Corredor Cultural"on a fine, sunny evening. I hardly ever submit shadow shots of people but I especially liked this particular gentleman and his dapper outfit complete with a leafy pattern of shadows....




















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18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shadow shots for the day, Catherine!! I know you must be getting excited about your move to Monaco and I can't wait to see your photos from there! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Fabulous. I especially like the artwork in the first shot.

Ralph said...

The art hanging on the wall is unique! Interesting shapes in subject as well as shadow. The gallery white walls allow the light to add a different shape in shadow. The colors of each piece thus are allowed to stand out so well. Lovely museum and captures, too!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow!!! What wonderful shadow shots that you have found for us this week. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Take care and have a great weekend,

Kathy M.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadows on the "dapper gentleman" are simply lovely!


BE MY COMPANION

Come here, my shadow,
Do not delay;
Be my companion,
Show me the way;
Teach me your secrets,
Chant as we go
Of light and darkness—
Make my heart glow!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

Cassie said...

All these ShadowShots are terrific Catherine. The floating body parts are really cool and do make great shadows. I like the dapper gentleman's leafy shadow design too. Happy SSS.

Kay L. Davies said...

Both the jacket and the more casual shirt look good with shadows on them, Catherine.
The artwork is beautiful, if somewhat disturbing, and the deliberately-created shadows lend it a particular distinction.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Martha Z said...

Very interesting artwork and the way it is displayed makes unusual shadows.

Ms. Burrito said...

So beautiful!!

Can I invite you to join the meme I just launched? It is called Color Connection, you can just post anything with color of your choice. Hope you can join the fun. Thank you!

EG Wow said...

Truth be told, I do find Hector Velazquez's art disturbing. However I will search information about him on the Internet as I feel he has a story to tell.

Love the shadows on the men
s shirts.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Cool sculpture. They make awesome SS subjects!

Paula Scott said...

Whoo! Knock my socks off! These are incredible! Even more so knowing that they are in the fiber art genre. Phenomenal!

...louciao... said...

Wonderfully dramatic!

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Joan said...

Very interesting, and great shadows. I might be seeing a couple of those images in my mind through out the day! HA

sarayutouched said...

wow, great art work and great shadows!! very cool exhibit!!

Ms. Becky said...

these are outstanding shots. I love the floating faces. my fave photo is the dapper gentlemen in the white suit. I LOVE it. I don't find the artwork disturbing in the least. I think it's absolutely wonderful! thanks for sharing. happy SSS, and I hope you have a truly wonderful week.

Hey Harriet said...

Gosh this is such a delightful collection of shadow shots! I can't even pick a fave as I love them all! Have a great week Catherine :)