Past Event - Bermondsey Project Space

Past Event - Bermondsey Project Space


Sonia Amelia, Doris Arellano & Paula Rodriguez

23 – 27 April 2024

Private View: Tuesday 23 April , 6 – 9pm


Bermondsey Project Space

183 - 185 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UW, LONDON, UK


This exhibition shows the work of three female Mexican artists: Sonia from Monterrey in the North, Doris from Oaxaca in the South and Paula, originally from Mexico City and now living in the UK. It shows the complexity, depth and variety of the contemporary Mexican art scene.

This exhibition is supported by the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom and Alegria Latin Art




Colores de México is an exploration of the rich tapestry of contemporary Mexican art. This exhibition invites you to delve into the vibrant cultural heritage, diverse artistic expressions, and profound narratives that continue to evolve and define Mexican art.

Witness the diversity and dynamism of contemporary Mexican art. From vibrant, colourful, traditional, to large scale contemporary, to magic realism, today’s artists draw inspiration from Mexico’s rich cultural heritage, as well as global influences.

Encounter a range of formats as the artists explore themes of identity, self-knowledge, the essence of communities and places, and the fragility of the natural world.

As you conclude your journey through Colores de México we invite you to reflect on the enduring legacy of Mexican art and its profound impact on the world stage. Through contemporary voices, the artistic heritage of Mexico continues to captivate, inspire, and provoke thought, inviting us to engage with its stories, symbols, and visions of beauty and resilience.



Inner Beauty by Sonia Amelia

Sonia Amelia, based in Monterrey, has a contemporary focus, merging classical Mexican colour palettes and techniques with subjects influenced by Europe. As she puts it herself, her obsession is capturing the fascinating moment when roses and other flowers go past perfection and begin to deteriorate – they become vulnerable and decadent objects. She works primarily in oils and loves to create striking “wow factor” large format pieces.



Deambulantes de la Vida (The Wanderers) by Doris Arellano 

Doris Arellano, based in Oaxaca, depicts the traditional life in Oaxaca and the Mexican South more broadly, with vibrant colours and flowing lines. As she puts it herself, she was not given great power with words, but was given eyes that can see the magic of colour and hands to paint what her eyes can see. She uses oils both for their colour and their textural depth, creating truly unique pieces.

Alma en Pedazos (Soul in Pieces) by Paula Rodriguez
Paula Rodriguez, based in London, aims to capture the beauty and magic of Mexico and Latin America while exploring issues of identity.  Seeking to portray fragments of the essence of communities and places, Rodriguez is fascinated by the way spaces acquire an identity of their own through the passage of time, and through the meaning given to them by the people who inhabit and animate them.  She uses shape, colour, and form to evoke the magic realism of her cultural background and the richness of its native traditions.










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