Mayan Renaissance at Corey Helford Gallery


On Saturday, April 1st, 2017, Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) in Los Angeles presents Madrid based artist Okuda San Miguel in his US debut exhibition, “Mayan Renaissance”.

Okuda‘s distinctive style of geometric harmonies, emboldened with intense colors, makes his artworks feel like they’re from a parallel universe. Rainbow geometric landscapes blend with organic shapes, headless animals, figures, and personal iconography. His eye-catching large-scale murals and sculptures can be found in cities around the world, and his approach to fine art is just as diverse. Featuring elements of embroidery, collage and wood, Okuda’s art expresses what he describes as “an insatiable thirst for creation”. Throughout, Okuda addresses questions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the contradictions of the false freedom of capitalism, showing conflict between modernity and our roots.

In his new body of work, Okuda offers his personal reinterpretation of classic imagery through a contemporary lens.