A Perceptive Seeker
The constant vista of sea and sky serve as a natural background for visual artist Alejandro Mondria, who studied in Switzerland before attending the renowned Rhode Island School of Design, his education also including a year in Rome. Mondria explains that he is constantly in the process of creating himself through his art in relation to everything around him: family, technology, nature, time and ideas.
He works on large canvases at his airy home studio perched on a hillside above pristine Litibu Beach in Nayarit, where he lives with his wife, Liset, and five-year-old son, Clemente. Images are small in these bright pieces expressing his connection to his surroundings and showing the contrast between nature and what man brings to it. His paintings have an almost naive quality about them, but are in reality sophisticated emotional statements about such abstracts as love, solitude, the infinite, and the artist’s sensibilities regarding each.
Living in a wildly beautiful, but currently somewhat remote area is a voyage of constant discovery, according to Mondria, who believes that although society is a part of him, living a bit away from it enables him to observe it better and to weave it into his art.
Mondria’s work also includes installations such as El Naufragio, which he did for a museum in Tepoztlan, Mexico of eight boats suspended so they float against a sea of clouds. Following this show, he received a grant from Fomento Nacional para la Cultura. Mondria has also had expositions of his work in Rome, the United States and Argentina, as well as several cities in Mexico. Currently he exhibits at Puerto Vallarta’s Galería Pacifico.
The contemporary style in each painting by Alejandro Mondría, is full of little details that tell a story related to some point in his life experience, and also represents the cyclical movement in the creative process. Mondría, who has painted since he was a child, shared his vision of life through his images and has already exhibited in several cities throughout Mexico and abroad. Painting has been his vehicle of discovery, learning, growth, and spiritual and life maintenance, as well as the dream that sustains him. Alejandro Mondria is represented by Gallería Pacifico. Learn more about this and other galleries in Puerto Vallarta by visiting our Gallery Section.