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A Mexican muralist in Malaga

The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, attended the inauguration
The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, attended the inauguration / SUR
  • The Sociedad Económica del Amigos del País in the Plaza de la Constitución is hosting an exhibition by the Mexican artist and muralist, Daniel Ponce Montuy, until 29 September

The Sociedad Económica del Amigos del País in the Plaza de la Constitución is hosting an exhibition by the Mexican artist and muralist, Daniel Ponce Montuy, one of the most representative Mexican painters in the second half of the twentieth century.

The exhibition, sponsored by the Culture Department of Malaga City Hall, was inaugurated by the mayor Francisco de la Torre. The ceremony was attended by officials and Buenaventura Ortega, representing the family Utrera Ortega, owner of the collection.

The exhibition consists of around 30 paintings by the artist, demonstrating the same aesthetic techniques that he used for his murals.

In each of his works there is a strong criticism of consumer society, injustices, ambition, greed and voracity of the dominant economic system. His eagerness for knowledge of his country’s past led him to recreate the cosmogonic system of pre-Hispanic civilisations, especially that of the Maya, in his work.