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Beatriz Zamora

 (born 1935)
Beatriz Zamora is active/lives in Mexico.  Beatriz Zamora is known for painting.

Beatriz Zamora

Biography from Morton Casa de Subastas

She began her training with private masters of painting and ceramics, and later studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  Since 1962 she has had more than 80 individual exhibitions in Mexico and abroad.  Beatriz Zamora is more than fifty years old, eighty years old, strong, powerful and free; she is daughter of the universe.  She has been the only Mexican artist capable of creating countless works of art with one color: black.  Black is silence, it is creation and the absolute. Her works revolt at the pre-established canons and speak for themselves, fierce, passionate, even primitive. Its materials, fruits of nature, arise from the depth of the earth to serve as a portal to the infinite: charcoal, cilice carbide, acerina, carbon black, obsidian are some of the elements used to create these portals to the contemplation. "In the works of Beatriz, the size does not seem important, there are tiny pieces that are fascinating universes and with a great poetic content, as rich as the large format, each piece is like a fragment of the night." Eduardo Rubio.

Sources consulted:
RUBIO, Eduardo.
History of an exceptional artist. Mexico. Ediciones Castillo, 1998, page 8 and room text of the exhibition "El negro de Beatriz Zamora, a celebration of life" presented at the Enrique Guerrero Gallery in 2015.

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About  Beatriz Zamora

Born:  1935
Known for:  painting