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Javelina Alumnus Rosendo Sandoval to show art in Ben Bailey Gallery

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Mis Dos Culturas

Mis Dos Culturas

KINGSVILLE (October 4, 2023) — Javelina alumnus Rosendo Sandoval will show his art in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery beginning Friday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Nov. 3. The exhibit is entitled Mis Dos Culturas and is part of Hispanic Heritage at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.


Sandoval will provide an artist’s talk from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 6, with a reception to follow from 3 to 6 p.m. Normal gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Bailey Art Gallery is located in the Drama Art Building at Texas A&M-Kingsville.


Sandoval is based in South Texas and works mainly with oil painting to portray the Mexican culture found along the Texas-Mexico border. Inspired by ranching lifestyles and horseback riding traditions, his art speaks to the generations-long history of these ranching communities.

Drawing on the influences of his culturally rich homeland, his vibrantly colored oils capture the spirit of his homeland in bold, whimsical strokes. Sandoval’s paintings feature the iconic imagery of the people, families and places of South Texas and Mexico in a way that celebrates their shared heritage, traditions, folk tales, myths and legends: its expansive landscapes and the proud heritage of its people


He brings his unique cultural perspective to life with his paintings, immortalizing the vibrancy and beauty of the people and places that have shaped his upbringing.


“My painting style has been gradually evolving and is influenced by Mexican Mural painters such as Siqueiros and Jorge Gonzalez Camarena,” Sandoval said. “I paint in a semi-realistic romantic style and work out my design using the three Cs in all my work, composition, color and contrast, as a foundation.


“I select a color scheme first, then transfer my sketch to the support, and always use an imprimatur or and underpainting before I start with the overpainting or top layer,” he said. “I am inspired by Mexican-American culture and paint themes related to these experiences. This content began with a painting titled La Piñata and continues today.”                   



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