Gustavo Rimada - Folklórico

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Gustavo Rimada art

Folklórico is a series of paintings inspired by the culture of Gustavo Rimada’s homeland, Mexico.

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Opening reception: Saturday July 20th, 6 - 9pm. Drinks will be provided by our friends at Better Beer. 

This exhibition will run from Jul 21st - Aug 11th and will coincide with Olga Esther's 'Gaia: Seeds of Peace', QimmyShimmy's 'Still Life', Kristen Egan's 'Dark Salt Water' and Julia A. Rich's 'Soft Place'.

Though Rimada was born in Mexico, his family migrated to California when he was very young, leaving him with a sense of disconnection, as if he had missed out on something. Living in the US necessitated assimilation, yet as he embraced his artistic journey, he embarked on a quest for self-discovery and reconnection with his roots.

In 2022, a transformative visit to Mexico City reignited Rimada’s spirit. He fell in love with everything, from the ancient pyramids of Tenochtitlan to the vibrant streets of El Zocalo. This journey awakened a dormant part of himself, infusing his art with renewed passion and a profound sense of identity. Now, Rimada dedicates his life’s work to celebrating the beauty and history of his culture through his art.

Through vivid colors, symbolic artifacts, folklore, flowers, and thematic elements, Folklorico becomes Gustavo Rimada’s homage to his homeland and a testament to his pride.
From Mexico to California and now to Australia, Rimada is forever grateful and honored to have the opportunity to share his love and passion with the world.

Gustavo Rimada, a Mexican-born artist based in California, is known for his unique style that blends bold color palettes, stylized subjects, and a mix of Mexican visuals, art history, and contemporary tattoo culture. His paintings serve as a bridge between his ancestral heritage and his current life in the United States, creating a dynamic fusion of two cultures.

QimmyShimmy - Still Life Kristen Egan - Dark Salt Water