Join me in welcoming Oaxacan artist, Iohan Figueroa, back to Portland as he presents a fun summer series, MACETAS+MEZCALEROS. Meet and greet with the artist while enjoying delicious Oaxacan mezcal and shopping his limited edition series of macetas (planters) and mezcaleros (mezcal shot cups).
*Complimentary plant with the purchase of a planter.
RAFFLE: We're raffling 1 pair of tickets to see La Santa Cecilia on Saturday, June 22nd at Revolution Hall. No purchase necessary.
MEET THE ARTIST
Iohan’s artistic career began at the Rufino Tamayo School of Fine Arts, in Oaxaca, Mexico, a place renowned for its culture, traditions and great recognition for its school of artists, who have left a very important mark on Mexican art.
During his career Iohan has opened his mind to different influences, finding his inspiration in many cultures. He studied at Forma Ceramic School in Barcelona, Spain, where he improved his ceramic skills and continued to develop them at Girona School in Medellin, Colombia. During this time, Iohan, also attended Lucas Restrepo Atelier, working for the first time with metals such as silver, gold, and bronze.
Iohan has a special relationship with nature. He collects tree barks, leaves, flowers, insects, exploring their colors, shapes, and textures. He's inspired by the desire to keep them alive by giving them perpetuity in time.
Iohan's work is immensely influenced by Mexican folklore. His art evokes the essence of Mexico.