A Bold Vision of Connection from Alberto Lenz

Connection in San Miguel

CONNECTION IN SAN MIGUEL

acrylic on board

63 x 84 cm

2021

CONNECTION IN SAN MIGUEL, painted by Alberto Lenz, will be featured in a special exhibition in August 2021. The sale proceeds will be generously donated to the Festival.

Artist Profile

Born in Mexico City, Alberto lives in San Miguel de Allende, where he is dedicated to painting, sculpture, architecture, and jewelry design. He is representative of geometrism in contemporary Mexican art and his work is promoted by Galería Intersección in San Miguel de Allende and the Bentley Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. Alberto has been a past Festival board member.

Alberto Lenz, artist

Alberto Lenz, artist

Artist’s Statement

The pandemic that has plagued the entire world since last year has imposed on us the need to distance ourselves and take refuge in our private spaces. We have lost the physical, direct social contact so necessary for our lives. But in all this dramatic new circumstance, we have also learned that the key to getting out of it is to recover, strengthen and enrich our connections. The connections between human beings and between us and nature, which we have hurt so much. And at the center of it all, the connection with our spirit, vital for the continuation of our culture.

For its 43rd season, the Festival is excited to present as its guiding image, the work of Alberto Lenz, an internationally known artist, who has graciously donated a work from his new series, Connections and Sequences. You can expect to see the image in many of the Festival's materials. 

 

His piece, influenced by geometrism in modern Mexican art, suggests the essence of musical performance in bold visual terms: sequences of interlocking elements that suggest a connection to composer, music, performer, and audience member. Seeing, feeling, experiencing connection is vital to who we are now.

Please join us in the spirit of connection and celebrate music’s power to enrich lives with this bold new work.