Eduardo Sarabia: Four Minutes of Darkness

Eduardo Sarabia: Four Minutes of Darkness

The current exhibition that OMR Gallery occupies seems colorful, bright and sensational, with a wonderful setup.
Immerse yourself in Eduardo Sarabia's fascinating visual universe with his first solo exhibition at OMR, titled "Four Minutes of Darkness," which unfolds as a cartography of the artist's intricate visual language. It has an impressive, colorful and beautiful setup and we loved it.

What is Four Minutes of Darkness like?

At first it may be intimidating to visit the gallery, but all you have to do is register and the exhibition quickly appears to impress you. A structure of four arches stands and a decoration of vines painted on the walls and the arches themselves. This exhibition evokes the opacity and shadow cast by a solar eclipse, exploring the power of imagination and the desire to project the future.

These arches in turn function as a small temple, a portal that encourages the viewer to visit his creative universe. We feel that in general Four Minutes of Darkness invites us to cross a threshold where Eduardo Sarabia's imagination converges in a dimension that for a moment distances us from our own and that illuminates wisdom, honor and will.

What is Eduardo Sarabia's work about?

On the other hand, these vines that we see painted act as a surrounding garden that springs from the artist's personal language, with references inspired by his childhood: his grandfather's treasure-hunting stories, reflected in images of coins or diamonds, an intergenerational love for baseball, as well as a deep interest in the endemic species of Mexico.

The upper floor of the gallery is dedicated to his best-known works: his ceramic pieces. Resembling the Mexican talavera with its white and cobalt blue colors, these vases represent the triggers of illegal microeconomies that have affected the country. It seems to us that throughout his practice, the artist establishes connections between the history of Mexico and his personal narrative, marking the country not only as the land of his cultural heritage, but as his chosen home. .

Eduardo Sarabia and the eclipse

This exhibition is already the second of three by Eduardo Sarabia dedicated to the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, visible in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, the place of origin of his family. The trilogy culminates in an extraordinary collaboration between Eduardo Sarabia, OMR and the Mazatlán baseball team, Los Venados, and the ISIC Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura, who initiated and financed the renovation of the Mazatlán Art Museum.

You can visit it at no cost until March 26. Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm; and on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. We believe that despite being very small and private, it is one of the best exhibitions we have currently seen. Without a doubt it is very worth it.


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