Arreguín: Painter From The New World

Alfredo Arreguín,Nuestra Señora de la Selva(Our Lady of the Jungle), 1989

Arreguín: Painter From The New World

Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA - To Oct 9

by Lisa Kinoshita

In the cosmos of celebrated Mexican American painter Alfredo Arreguín (b. 1935), a Madonna appears as protector of an emerald rain forest. Figures from Meso-American history and mythology step out of mesmerizingly intricate, abstract patterns – vessels for ecology, social change and human rights. Combining universal themes with European painting traditions, Arreguín’s masterworks radiate a lavish, restive beauty that transcends geographical boundaries, as perfectly befits this "painter from the New World."

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