Galeria Contempo will showcase the works of local artist Alfonso Peña this Friday, March 22, in an exhibition entitled “Encaustic & Resin,” from 6 - 10 pm.
Hailing from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Peña arrived in Puerto Vallarta in 1996. It was an artist friend of his who suggested he exhibit his art, which up to that point had been private: solely for himself, his family and friends. He found representation in Annapolis, Maryland, at a gallery that so successfully unloaded his art that it continued to solicit his work. In Vallarta, his art hangs at Galeria Contempo where he has been showing for the last two years.
“Everyone projects their own interior color,” Peña says. “Yet since each human being is constantly transcending their limitations, their colors fluctuate. As does the green of nature, which is sometimes benevolent and sometimes not, just like our thoughts.
Peña graciously revealed the principal materials he used in composing his latest art works; bee’s wax and resin (from trees or vegetables). He also uses oils, acrylic, knives and cut-outs from printed media.