Marianela de la Hoz was born in Mexico in 1956. In 1978 she received her BA from the Metropolitan University in Mexico City.
De la Hoz’s art could be best described as a reality portraiture set in fantastic theatrical scenes, an intimate and sometimes terrifying mirror in which she looks at herself and the viewers look at themselves, perhaps finding some personal connection in that nearness. Her paintings are intimate, like the lockets in which the portrait of the loved one, or a wisp of hair, is kept. They recreate an internal world; as if to expose the recesses within small drawers of a wardrobe where one might keep their grievances and happiness. Representations of profound feelings – love and hate, sins, dreams, secrets, or guilt – taken out once in a while similar to a photo album with images of our history and reality.
With her work, De la Hoz invites the observers into a miniature world with a magnifying glass to come closer to discover the fine details, and once they are near they will remain captive, getting inside and enlightening the mechanisms of their conscience, giving them the opportunity to fix their eyes in those details we often leave unno... READ MORE