ALEJANDRO MAZÓN

Essays

  1. Raúl Zamudio | ALEJANDRO MAZÓN: Painting Beside Itself

    Now that issues surrounding painting’s demise and reemergence have been laid to rest as some postmodern death wish, what does the genre hold as the twenty-first century unfolds? At the close of the last millennium, many painters incorporated the medium within other formal contexts such as, for instance, David Reed and his painterly insertions into the films of Alfred Hitchcock or Miguel Angel Rios and his landscape renditions related to his hallucinogenic sojourns undertaken for his multi-channel video installations or the sculptural and architectonic paintings …

  1. Dr. John Angeline PhD | MAZÓN COMES INTO HIS OWN

    Although few artists seem to practice it, one of the most intriguing lessons about scale is that sometimes a work can be stronger when rendered in a smaller size. Alejandro Mazón is unafraid to make dense, bold statements in intimately scaled works whose pristine executions, tight lines, and intense colors place them in the same universe as Persian miniatures and Flemish oils. As he has before, with these works Mazón has chosen to juxtapose different themes and cultural references to create evocative no-narratives. These images …

  1. Dr. Carol Damian | REFLECTIONS ON TRADITION

    There is an undoubtedly baroque aesthetic that appears in the complex imagery created by Alejandro Mazón. Unusual combinations of drawings, painting, vintage papers and collage elements are retrieved from his “ photographic memory” of Art History and other historical and decorative sources and integrated as inventive new artistic compositions. Each work provokes the viewer to attempt a narrative subset and it’s absence results in a fantasy that is the artist own to explain. There is also a surreal element to his work, in the matter …