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is proud to feature the “Half-Truths” artworks of Barry Wolfryd
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Sollano 19 Centro Histórico, San Miguel de Allende.
Born in Los Angeles, California but he has conducted the major part of his artistic carrier in Mexico, where he has lived for the last 40 years. The influences of sixties music from Dylan to Frank Zappa and the New York art scene inspired Wolfryd to carry out his first creative trials. These experiences developed an ideological base that he would bind with the culture by means of historic consciousness and social critique. Wolfryd began his artistic studies in 1972 at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A. At 22 years of age he moved to Mexico, arriving in Cholula, Puebla and commencing his studies at the Universidad of the Americas. In 1975 he enrolled at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Since 1985 he has had 35 individual exhibitions and participated in more than 100 exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States, South America, Japan, Mexico and Europe. Some of the exhibitions over the last ten years have been hosted by institutions such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo en Vidrio de Alcorcón, (MAVA), Madrid, Spain (2018); Universidad de Leipzig, Alemania, (2018); The Mulberg Castle Gallery, Schloss Mülberg, Alemania (2018); Venice Glass Week, Venice, Italy (2018); Technology Museum, Real Fábrica de Cristales, Segovia, Spain (2017); José Luis Cuevas Museum, CdMx, Mexico (2017); Cultural Institute of Mexico, Guatemala, Guatemala (2017); Museum of El Carmen, CdMx, Mexico (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Trieste, Italy (2016); City Museum, Quito, Ecuador (2016); Cultural Forum of the Embassy of Mexico, Berlin, Germany (2016); Center Culturel du Mexique, Paris, France (2015); MEXCAT, Barcelona, Spain (2015); Instituto Cervantes, Tokyo, Japan (2015); Palazzo Costanzi, Sala Veruda, Trieste, Italy (2015); MIAA Museum, Frederiksaerk, Denmark (2014); Franz Mayer Museum, CdMx, Mexico (2014); Museo Arte Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico (2014); VI Miradas Bienal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico (2014); X Bienal of Monterrey, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, CdMx, Mexico (2013); X Bienal of Monterrey, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico (2012); Franz Mayer, CdMx, Mexico (2011); The Arocena Museum, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico (2010); The Thoreau Center, San Fransisco, Ca. (2008).
The work has been reviewed by prominent curators and critics such as Jorge Juanes, Merry McMasters, Mónica Mayer, José Manuel Springer, Santiago Espinoza de los Monteros, Érik Castillo, John Mason Hart, Andrés de Luna, Luis Carlos Émerich, Luz Sepúlveda, Fernando Gálvez , Carlyn Aguilar, Luis Ramaggio and Sergio C. Fanjul.
This work is the result of collecting part of the works that I have created as a sculptor, painter and plastic and graphic artist using different techniques in each of the disciplines and arts in which I express my vision, approach, perspective of everyday things, of the landscapes, people, characters, identities among many other aspects of daily human events and even in environments from imagination and surrealism.
Throughout many years as an artist I have been fortunate to present and exhibit my paintings, sculptures and artistic works in different exhibitions, forums and shop windows in some countries including Mexico, which has given rise to interviews and opinions from critical experts and art curators who have offered their sensitive opinion to my versatility of works, which is why, as they are creations that have led me to experience great life experiences in all their ranges, as well as a great effort to materialize them and leave a record in this life and in this world about my emotions and visions, I decided to compile a large part of all those works to concentrate them in this book that is a dream come true.
Each of the works that I have created and that I have included in this book have a history, a reason for being and existing, from my sensitive vision as an artist, for this reason the colors, the strokes, the volumes, the techniques, the tonalities, The titles with which I have baptized each one is a living stamp of my being, gathered with such affection and truth that now the perfect time has come to turn it into a book and relive my years as an artist on each page.