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Oaxaca, Mexico

Limited edition aquatint 29/40

  • Image:  17" x 14 3/4"
  • Frame:  27 1/2" x 24"

Beautiful signed/numbered aquatint by Oaxacan artist FERNANDO OLIVERA.

Bio:  Born in Oaxaca in 1962, Olivera studied art at the Escuela de Bellas Artes at the Benito Juarez University in Oaxaca. He went on to study lithography with Japanese print-maker Shinzaburo Takeda at the Taller de Artes Rufino Tamayo.

Exhibitions:- Olivera has participated in solo and group shows in Mexico City, El Salvador, Montana, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Chicago and Philadelphia (including five group shows at Indigo). He illustrated the award-winning children's book, The Woman Who Outshone the Sun, based on a Mixtec folk tale, published by Children's Book Press. Olivera's work was included in the 1994 show "Myth & Magic: Oaxaca Past and Present" organized by the Palo Alto Cultural Center. His work was also included in The Tree is Older than You Are, a 1995 collection of Mexican poems and stories published by Simon and Schuster.

Olivera's vision is grounded in the traditional life of Oaxaca and the myths and legends of its people. But his work also reflects his social and political concerns. Much of his recent work is preoccupied with the ongoing Zapatista uprising in Chiapas.

This piece is a wonderful aquatint of a pensive Zapotec woman with hearts at her feet.  It is signed by the artist and numbered 29/40.  It is matted and professionally framed in a light wood frame.  Condition:  mint.