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Artists Mercado EXHIBITION 2023

Updated: Sep 20, 2023


THE 4TH ANNUAL MERKADO EXHIBITION

Statement

After four consecutive years, we have made our annual exhibition that has taken different shapes through the hand of artists, the view of visitors and the desire for the community as a unit.

Merkado tries to bring all together under the same umbrella; the variety of styles, disciplines, and cultural backgrounds are welcome to live the experience of sharing the artistic message with a world different from the one that usually revolves around it.

This is an excellent opportunity to see your work at the SpanicArt Pop-up Uno Tres unO.


Photo credit @lunandrea54

 

Marcio Lopez / Mexico

Visual Artist


Buenos dias Toronto

Acrílico sobre lienzo

40x30 in.

Realismo mágico

$ 3500 CAD








Buscando basenment, somos tres

Acrílico sobre lienzo

40x30 in.

Realismo mágico

$ 4500 CAD







Desde el recuerdo

Acrílico sobre cartón con tela

18x24 cm.

Realismo mágico

$ 250 CAD







 

Ernesto Buendía / Mexico

Photographer and Writer

@ernestinobuen.





Invisibles 1

Medium: Fotografía. Size: 11"x14" Concept: Detalle de la cotidianidad urbana. Los “Invisibles” son aquellos seres humanos resultado de la estructura de marginalidad. Individuos que la sociedad, ignora; seres humanos que se han invisibilizado. Sin embargo, ellos con su actuar cotidiano dejan pequeños rastros de su existir. $400


Invisibles 2

Medium: Fotografía. Size: 11"x14" Concept: Detalle de la cotidianidad urbana. Los “Invisibles” son aquellos seres humanos resultado de la estructura de marginalidad. Individuos que la sociedad, ignora; seres humanos que se han invisibilizado. Sin embargo, ellos con su actuar cotidiano dejan pequeños rastros de su existir. $400

 

Yuli Carvajal Pereira / Colombia

Visual Artist

@serendipiadearte










Introspicere


Acrylic.

36"x24".

La introspección (del latín «introspicere», mirar en el interior) o inspección interna designa la idea de «mirar al interior», de observarse y analizarse a sí mismo, interpretando y caracterizando sus propios procesos cognitivos y emotivos. Por esta razon, esta imagen lleva vendada sus ojos fisicos, para reconocer mejor lo que hay en su interior.


$1500








Raices

Oil painting.

24"x36".

Es el origen de la mujer que carga atraves del tiempo sus antepasados en su sangre y que a pesar de todo el avance, siempre es el centro del hogar.

$900



Cactacea

Acrilico texturizado.

Diptico de 16x16".


Es la magia que llevan los cactus, que a pesar de no tener tantos recursos, siempre sobreviven y dan color al espacio donde habitan. Son los colores tropicales que nos hacen recordar casa.


$180 each


















 

Elizabeth Amezcua / Mexico

Painter

elizabetha.artdecor




MI LUPITA

Mixed media on Canvas

24 x 30

$800
















EL RENCUENTRO

Mixed media on Canvas

30 x 24

$800









 

HEBERT POLL GUTIÉRREZ / Cuba - Canada

Writer

www.facebook.com/hebert.pollgutierrez

Twitter: @hebert_poll

Instagram: hebertpoll

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hebert-poll-gutierrez



CUBA: ARE YOU REALLY BEAUTIFUL?

Video

DIRECTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT: HEBERT POLL GUTIÉRREZ CASTING DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER: ANNA SALAS PRODUCTION COMPANY: IMAGINANTES SC GENRE: SHORT ANIMATED FILM DURATION: 3 MINUTES AUDIENCE: ADULTS SYNOPSIS Through animated short films, the author, poet, playwright, and storyteller Hebert Poll Gutiérrez, a true son of Cuba, decides to use art once again to entertain, educate and transform realities. Cuba: are you really beautiful? does not criticize for the sake of criticizing. It is a revelation of that secret Cuba... that invisible Cuba that does not appear in the mass media. A beautiful land but plagued by social problems such as racial discrimination, police abuse, prostitution, psychological abuse, and bureaucracy, among other ills that affect Cuba today. Few issues escape from the author’s lens, who, from his humble place as a descendant of those black Africans, stands as a defender of the human values of the island where he was born. Artistic goals for this project: It will reveal the real Cuba. That Cuba doesn't appear in the newspapers. It will help erase the stereotypes that exist about Cubans and their traditions. It will tell the world that Cuba is not such a perfect country. It is an island plagued by social ills such as: racism, police abuse, violation of human rights, etc. short animated film: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tflspG_q340vD3a5vD4FxLm3oVDB-OV_/view?usp=drive_link

THE GREAT RACE

Video

DIRECTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT: HEBERT POLL GUTIÉRREZ PRODUCTION COMPANY: INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION GENRE: Short experimental theater play with graphic novel elements and sound effects. DURATION: 9 MINUTES AUDIENCE: GENERAL

SYNOPSIS Due to a terrible argument, there’s a fire in the forest. The characters in this story never agree with each other. Awa the duck and Akiko the roster doesn’t get along. Their silly feathered fight has lasted too long, affecting the animals, almost animals, and those who think of themselves as animals of the forest, the Ibo Findo. They only have one solution left... The protagonists of this story are animals with afro-descendant names. Expecting what must happen, it’s necessary to ask for help from the Afro-Cuban gods. Between fights and a bit of love, time passes until the day of the Great Race. The play is based on traditional Afro-Cuban legend, but it is not a 100 percent reproduction of this legend. The author decided to adapt this legend to contemporary contexts to be understood by children, young people, and adults who sometimes behave like children. The play is not a historical tale of the past but a modern cultural strategy to share and preserve the Afro-Cuban identity. The piece is full of contemporary nods and humor, starring divine beings (orishas) who live happily contaminated by the imperfections of human beings. Artistic objectives of this project: To show and share aspects of Afro-Cuban culture that only a few know about. To help eliminate stereotypes about Cubans and their traditions. To share the wisdom of Afro-Cuban culture. Why is this project important for the others involved? Through the project, we want to show that opening our minds to different ways of thinking in new cultures is not always bad. Learning to live in a community as the people we are is the basis of a healthy society. It is the basis of a healthy society. It is time to build cultural bridges, not walls. For the author of this project, The Great Race means defending his triple cultural identity: His identity as an artist, as a Cuban, and as an afro-descendant. NOTE: This is an excerpt from The Great Race. The 9 minutes chapter will be ready before the beginning of the show. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OWAShBoWVstjtLtWExv_rrOwoj8oHNXs/view?usp=drive_link

YOKAS FLOWER

Video

TITLE: YOKAS FLOWER DIRECTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT: HEBERT POLL GUTIÉRREZ CASTING DIRECTOR : ANNA SALAS GENERAL PRODUCER: RODOLFO ORTEGA ARNAIZ PRODUCTION COMPANY: IMAGINANTES SC. GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL SHORT THEATER PLAY (THEATER, FILM AND SOUND AND VISUAL DIGITAL EFFECTS) DURATION: 9 MINUTES AUDIENCE: GENERAL PERFORMER: MARCONIO VÁZQUEZ TARGET SYNOPSIS Shango, the god of thunder and music, desperately seeks a gift for Oshun, his beloved. He has to hurry. The queen of gourds, rivers, and love doesn't have only one suitor. There is only one solution left. It doesn't matter if others suffer. Gaining Oshun's heart is worth it. YOKAS FLOWER LINK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dxS_6vOOboc5d80riivKJsYI1M4tFnpy/view?usp=drive_link


Videos Limk

YOKAS FLOWER

THE GREAT RACE (VERSIÓN CORTA) 4.25 MINUTOS

THE GREAT RACE (VERSIÓN LARGA) 9.00 MINUTOS

? CUBA QUE LINDA ES CUBA (3.00 MINUTOS)

 

Ariadna Sly /

Argentina - Canada

Painter

Instagram: @ariadnaslyart

Facebook: Ariadna sly - art



Horses in freedom 1

Oil on canvas -

16in X 20in - 40.6cm x 50.8cm

$300
















Horses in freedom 2

Oil on canvas -

20in x 16in - 50.8cm x 40.6cm

$300









Horses in freedom 3

Oil on canvas

20in x 16in - 50.8cm x 40.6cm

$300









 

Lovelia Vera / Venezuela - Canada

Painter

@loveliaverart .

https://loveliavera.com. https://www.facebook.com/loveliaverart?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Abstract Mind

Acrylic on canvas and wood

24x48”

Abstract

$800
























Abstraction in Color

Acrylic on canvas

24x48”

Abstract

$800



























Coffee Time

Oil on canvas

24x36”

Cubism

$600


















 

Mario Dubon Sr / Guatemala

Visual Artists

Photoartbymariodubon









Quinceañera

Oleo sobre tela

14 x 17 inches

Celebration

$700







SOLD




Frozen

Fotografia digital

8 x 10 inches

Naturales

$300


















 

Claudia Janet / Mexico - Canada

Painter







Neblina Rosa

Acrylic on canvas

24" X 12"

$150

Sometimes we need to lift the beautiful pink fog in front of us to notice the real chaos that lies underneath


Colorful Chaos

Acrylic on canvas

24" X 12"

$150

Chaos not always mean something is bad or ugly, it can also mean an array of beautiful things that only need to be organize





















A Walk In The City

Oil on Canvas

19" X 15"

$200

Sometimes the world can look weird, uninteresting, even colorless and it's ok to feel like that it's part of the human emotions, just try to get the best of those moments










 

Liss Febrero / Chile - Canada

Designer and Cartoonist

Instagram : @lissfebrero



Embrace Equity

Digital Illustration

8x8

$80

Concept: "Embrace Equality" is an empowering illustration that captures the essence of unity and solidarity among women. Set against the backdrop of Calgary, this artwork was specifically created to celebrate International Women's Day 2023. The piece portrays a group of diverse women, representing various backgrounds and cultures, coming together in a powerful embrace.


Whispers of Winter

Digital Illustration

8x8 Concept:

$80

"Whispers of winter" is an illustration that captures the tranquillity of a solitary woman on a cold day. Her closed eyes reflect a sense of inner serenity, while a large scarf wraps her in warmth and protection.


SOLD




Everything is magical when it snows

Digital Illustration

12x12

$100

"Everything is magical when it snows" is an illustration that captures the enchantment of the winter season and the joy of spending time outdoors.








 

Chish / Zambia

Visual Artist

@artofchish





Roaming in Roma

Acrylic on canvas,

45x60,

Abstract Landscape,

$1000








The Ranch

Acrylic on canvas,

45x60,

Abstract Landscape,

$1000







 

James Tworow / Canada

Photographer

www.instagram.com/sherlock77_yyc/


Cruise Night #1

Photograph

18x24

$150








Cruise Night #2

Photograph

18x24

$150








Cruise Night #3

Photograph

18x24

$150








 

Nicolas Meza / Mexico

Visual Artists

@nikoamormeza










El caralampio de la gallita turuleca


Pintura al óleo

65 × 90 cm

$700
















El caralampio del zorro

Pintura al olé

65 x 90

$700
















El caralampio del gato azul

Pintura al olé

76 x 100 cm

$900
















 

Sanja Lukač | Сања Лукач / Ex-Yugo

Visual Artists

@zasanja

@earthswomb



Tattoo Garden

Verdant Luminul Environmental Print from 35mm B&W Film Negative, Mixed Media Cyanotype , 32" x 25.5"















 

Matias Martinez / Canada

Glassy Painter

@GlassyPainter





No se who soy me

Spray paint and acrylic paint on Raw canvas

6x2.5 feet

An identity project about growing up half El Salvadoran and half Chilean I a colonized Alberta, Canada

$300























Glass in movement series

Hot sculpted glass work

Various size all around 1-2 feet in height and no bigger then 10" inches.


An attempt to capture how fluid glass can be in its hottest state along side concrete to see an interesting juxtaposition with fragile glass and dense hard concrete.

$120



























Huītzilōpōchtli

Acrylic paint on raw canvas

3x2 feet

A new envisioning of a combination of mesoamerican sun gods mainly based after Huītzilōpōchtli with modern colors that come inspired from colorful latine color culture.

$250

















 

Milena Vasquez / Bolivia

Photographer

https://www.instagram.com/milena.vasquez.mathewson/ https://www.milenavasquez.com/

Alberta Prairies


Photography / Aluminum mount circle /Canadian landscape

20x20 inches

400$











Kananaskis


Photography / Aluminum mount circle / Canadian landscape

20x20 inches

400$










 

Brenda Poll Gutierrez /Canada

Painter

https://www.instagram.com/brendapollgutierrez/ https://www.facebook.com/clownsmask







A DIALOGUE WITH MY ROOTS

LANDSCAPE PAINTING ACRILIC

12X36

$200


HOPE MOUNTAIN

LANDSCAPE PAINTING ACRILIC

20X40

$350


























A BORDERLESS SEA

LANDSCAPE PAINTING ACRILIC

36X24

$500



















 

Maya Corona / Mexico

Painter

@mayacoronaart





Radiant Journey


Acrylic on canvas

10x20 in

Empowerment

$550


This painting represents the joy of creating and trusting the creative process. It's a reminder to let our souls sing without restriction. While my journey into the world of neon colours has been personal, I hope it inspires others to explore their creative freedom. True art comes from within, and it's only by letting go of preconceived notions that we can genuinely express ourselves.














Whispers of Reflection

Acrylic on canvas

10x20 in

Empowerment

$550


This painting represents the joy of creating and trusting the creative process. It's a reminder to let our souls sing without restriction. While my journey into the world of neon colours has been personal, I hope it inspires others to explore their creative freedom. True art comes from within, and it's only by letting go of preconceived notions that we can genuinely express ourselves.














 

Yiyo Partida / Mexico

Visual Artists







For A Dream

Mixed

















Silla

Mixed


















Baul

Mixed















 

Andrea Márquez / Mexico

Videographer

Insta: @andy__studio /




For A Dream

Video 1920 by 1080 HD

Concept: Leaving home to pursue a dream overseas might sound like the "perfect" plan. But there is a certain darkness that comes with being an immigrant, which is below the surface. Not everyone talks about it. It is one of the hardest decisions, and it takes patience and effort. This is a tribute to all those immigrants out there, who are struggling emotionally, who don't seem to fit in, and most importantly those whose dreams are bigger than their fears!

 

Wilmer Aburto / Nicaragua

Photographer





 

Colin Menzies / Canada

Visual Artist and DJ soundwriter

colin.menzies@me.com












 

WORKSHOP

Lily Sigie / Mexico

Actress

lilysigie@gmail.com

IG @lilysigie











Workshop1: "The power of Voice and Speech"


A one day adult and seniors workshop (4hrs with 15 mins break)


An introduction of how our voice is a powerful tool of expression and why we need to be minded of how our body and mind are connected with this useful tool and the need of have it well trained. Target ages: 18-99










Corporal Expression to build self-confidence and body awareness


A one day adult and seniors workshop

(4 hours with 30 min break).

An intro to have body awareness and what possibilities our body can give us to express ourselves and active our creativity and body awarness.





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