Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
Mexico City-based Saner has been making some beautiful paintings over the past few years, and the pieces that are in his new "Primitivo" show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC are some of his strongest canvas works to date. For Primitivo, Saner "created lively portraits of characters wearing Nahuale masks reminiscent of those found on the streets of Mexico . . . "
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 24, 2014
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Greetings from New York City: Jonathan LeVine Gallery Visits Berlin, a group exhibition presented in association with Urban Nation as part of their ongoing series, Project M. Urban Nation will be the first museum worldwide to exclusively collect and exhibit contemporary graffiti and street art. In anticipation of the museum opening, the organization has invited internationally acclaimed artists and curators to be a part of Project M, an ongoing art initiative with the goal of promoting community and creative exchange. The three aspects of Project M include a group exhibition, a mural and ten paintings placed in the window panels of the institution.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
Last week (Friday, June 20th, 2014) the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Luis Potosí presented the exhibit LA LOCURA DE UN HOMBRE DESCONOCIDO (The madness of an unknown man) the first solo show of the Mexican artist Edgar Nández SANER. In this exhibition the Mexican artist reinterprets the concept of madness as a metaphor of disengagement. The madman leaps into de void trying to reach his true destiny by setting free of the ideology of the system. The unknown crazy man is the artist himself ceasing to be unknown and encouraging the spectators to release their own madness.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
And finally, the art. We are so proud of all the artwork that is on exhibit in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through June 14, 2014. It blows our mind that we are now two decades old, but what is even more amazing are all the artists that have been in our pages over those years. Their works tell the story, create the chance to document alternative art narratives, bring out the fans, bring out the collectors, and keep the creative energy of Juxtapoz alive. Here, then, is all the art in "Art Truancy."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
For the past few years, especially if you have followed our blog, you have known that Mexico City based Saner has become a wanderer of the world. He has been across the globe, both exhibiting art and working on public art projects, all of them noteworthy and pretty great. A few days ago, the artist made his way to New Zealand, a place he hasn't been before but was invited by Cross Street Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand to show work and work on a mural. Today, we have look at some of the drawings on wood that were shown.
Street Art // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Fifty24Mx Gallery has been invited to participate in “Littletopia,” which opened today in Los Angeles and is showcasing a number of galleries and their artists. One of the artists featured Fifty24MX is Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist, Saner, who sent over these two images of his work that will be on display. Painted with acrylic, his beautiful detailed masked characters are influenced by Mexican customs, traditions and folklore.
Street Art // Thursday, November 14, 2013
Over the weekend, Saner opened his newest exhibition “El Cenit Del Venado" at Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City. This new body of work consisted of acrylic paintings, ink drawings and sculptures, all presented in a dim lit setting. Saner wrote about the exhibition saying, “The zenith refers to the time when the sun and the moon aligns in the sky above us, and it´s used as a metaphor of those instants where the human being is able to get out of the daily routine and be present, being able to connect with the Great Spirit.”
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
We recently stopped by Space 1520 for the opening of New Image’s Pop-Up Gallery, featuring works from a ton of Juxtapoz featured aritsts and friends including Date Farmers, Richard Colman, Cleon Peterson, Misha Hollenbach, David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, and more. The show closed and was open a week, but we captured a few looks of the space. Photos from the opening and more after the jump…
Street Art // Sunday, September 08, 2013
Mexican muralist, Saner, recently completed a new piece that looks straight out of a storybook in Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico. The artist painted surreal purple plants on the left, while a masked person fishes among a number of creatures in red waters. Even bird with houses on top of their heads can be seeing passing by.
Street Art // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This past Friday in Oaxaca, Mexico, the exhibition "Made in Oaxaca" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca opened, featuring a line-up of international street and mural artists. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, the display showed twelve site-specific works from twelve different artists, from Saner, MOMO, Retna, Nunca, Dr Lakra and others.