Yucatán’s Nobel Prize-winning artist Francisco Gongora Cervera is overwhelmed with joy and emotion with only one day left to open his first exhibition at the same gallery as the José Peón Contreras Theatre, which has opened its doors to him. His determination, perseverance and vengeance for his discovery in the art of a form of expression that gives meaning to his existence.
“Accidental Prelude” is the title of the exhibition which includes 13 works, most of them oil paintings, created by the artist, barely 22 years old and an architecture student at the Marist University of Mérida, who received art from the galleries. Love had happened. In Canada and Italy, where he has traveled to study.
The journey hasn’t been easy for Francisco, who was born with a bifida spine, which limits his motor skills. An ATV accident sent him to bed for more than six months, and it was then that his lines shifted from the abstraction of his imagination to the concrete of the canvas.
“When I was studying in Canada, it was common for them to take us to art galleries as part of the activities and there I had my first encounter with painting, admiring the work of various artists; later in Italy. That’s what happened. Since then the desire to paint arose in me, and in fact painting is what I had been doing for six months while I was lying in bed due to an accident. Certainly, art has changed my life and life. saved my desire to move on”, commented Francisco.
In search of a defined or very own style, the young Gongora Cervera cannot classify his work into an already existing style, he simply strokes among his works in this exhibition his passion and his dedication to color, creating and creating. enjoys searching. There is at least a triptych, an acrylic and even a composition in digital technology.
“The exhibition is called ‘Accidental Prelude’ because it came on suddenly, thanks to the support of one person, Regina Alcosar Guillermo, who encouraged me to give free rein to the painting and to produce enough work for display, and thanks for the support To the teacher Loreto Villanueva, Head of Sedeculta, who gives me this opportunity; to my Aunt Leticia Mendoza, who always supports and encourages me, and to the teachers Rosa Artega Silva and Mario Torre, who have all been the architects of the moment. ”, she remarked.
Francisco admits that life is too hard for some people: “It’s important to know how to overcome, sometimes adversity doesn’t give you everything you want, but desire and effort are the keys to overcoming despair.” Painting gives me life, I found a form of expression and I enjoy it, God knows where it will take me.” – Emanuele Rincón Becerra