Mexico Suite -
This series of paintings is based on various trips to Oaxaca, Chiapas and other regions of southern Mexico. I am drawn particularly to the highlands of the country.
The work explores my experiences of the layered culture and rich qualities of Mexico. As well as providing me with the impetus for murals, (originating in trips starting in the mid-70's and my encounter with the murals of Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros, Delgadillo and others), I have generated many paintings during numerous overland trips. Esther and I followed 'La Ruta Maya' in 1992/93, from the valley of Oaxaca and Monte Alban, to the ruins of Palenque, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, far into the Guatamalan highlands to Tikal.
The mirror device in many of these paintings provides a gateway for me to reflect upon some of the fragmented, quixotic, humorous and often-times overwhelming experiences that I have had there. More works can be viewed on my newly revised website, www.richard-tetrault.ca
May 13, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Jun 10, 2012
|Requiem Landscape #1|
|Requiem Landscape #2|
|Random Series-Feathers #1 sold|
|Random Series-Feathers #2|
|Random Series-Feathers #3|
Medium: acrylic/pigments on Mylar
size: 28"X38" each
Apr 14, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
From the Ground Up: The Making of Murals
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
1895 Venables, Vancouver
An exhibit of mural maquettes, scaled drawings and preliminary ideas leading to recent murals, such as The Russian Hall, Crossings, River of Crows, Through the Eye of the Raven, Point of Contact (Cuba) and others. (illustrated here the color and line maquettes for a recent mural in Port Coquitlam, bordering Railside Park) The exhibit runs until April 15th, and can be viewed either during the day (ring to enter) or evenings, prior to events/performances.
Also, Look up the newly launched website, documenting 40 murals in East Vancouver and the Downtown area, www.vancouvermurals.ca
This site provides illustrations and maps for several walking tours of the murals, as well as a phone number for background information of the pieces.