Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Famously reserved, even secretive, Mexican artist Tony Collantez opens his visionary doors of perception to Puerto Vallarta art lovers through a special exhibit of his newest paintings entitled 'IMAGINADOOR,' presented by ART VallARTa.
The opening reception and celebration for this site-specific art installation will be held on Friday, January 20th from 6 to 9 pm in one of Puerto Vallarta's historic homes, located at Calle Lazaro Cardenas 623 in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Don't miss your chance to meet the artist while enjoying complimentary refreshments provided by Puerto Vallarta's esteemed Maia restaurant, plus music and a performance by native dancers.
This exclusive exhibit is a rare opportunity to view the work of one of Mexico's most prolific and fastest-rising artists. On display are a wide range original works that reveal his masterful command of color and composition.
Growing international fame
Tony's art includes numerous public murals, which have won many international competitions, and are on display in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the U.S.
In Puerto Vallarta, he just finished a nearly life-size whale mural, patterned with indigenous Huichol designs, on the Calle Peru wall of Teatro Vallarta in Colonial 5 de Diciembre. It's one of his many murals in Puerto Vallarta public spaces.
"As one of Mexico's new generation of expressive young painters, Tony offers the world a fresh, imaginative look inside the human condition that's often playful, sometimes shocking and always provocative," says Nathalie Herling, ART VallARTa's founder and director. "Serious collectors should find this exhibit their chance to discover one of Mexico most important young artists."
Imagine, if you will
Herling explains that the IMAGINADOOR concept came from a conversation with Collantez about how Mexican urban homes often hide the beauty and mystery of what lies behind their doors.
"With this house, we've adorned the outside walls with Tony' murals, including an Aztec-inspired, pre-Colombian design on the home's river side, and a contemporary, pixelated design on the street side," she says. "They are our invitation to come inside and view what is the largest collection of his work in Mexico to date."
The IMAGINADOOR exhibition continues through Monday, January 30th. Exhibition hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.Headquartered at Calle Pilitas 213, ART VallARTa has three locations in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. For more information, please visit artvallarta.com.