On May 17th, 2017 the exhibition of the Mexican painter, Lalo Sánchez del Valle, was inauguration in the Cervantes Institute of Budapest with the artist present. Iñaki Abad Leguina, Director of the Cervantes Institute, introduced the exhibition and mentioned among others, that the Mexican painter is descendant of the so called “trasterrados” (exiled) who came to Mexico after the Spanish Civil War, which was also confirmed by the painter itself, who told that his grandparents came from Spain, however they’ve never forgotten their homeland.

The Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Mexico in Hungary, César Ocaranza, presented the Mexican painter to the public and mentioned that he was exhibiting his artworks for the first time in Hungary. He considered Lalo an original painter that can be observed on his 18 paintings and 5 sculptures where he used different techniques: acrylic, ink and oil pastel that makes the exhibition up. He added that Lalo had an exhibition last year in the Cultural Institute of Vienna and afterwards in Bratislava that was closed on March 31st. The Mexican diplomat said that the paintings of Lalo has an ecological message as well, since he often works with recycled material, especially referring to his sculpture called Cussion Cuchon – The dream of the piglet, or like his exhibition called “The Urban Farm” that will be presented soon in another gallery of Budapest.

To the questions of different journalists, Lalo Sánchez del Valle reaffirmed that he considers himself a humanist and that he is an autodidact. To the concerns of a journalist who asked if his works belong to the famous Oaxacan art school, which main representative is the famous painter Toledo, he answered no, as it is already too commercialized. His paintings were rather inspired by artists like Miró, Piacaso, Kandinszkij or Rothko, without leaving the importance of the strong colors of Mexico aside.

The exhibition will be open to the public until June 17th, 2017.

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