January 6–February 3, 2024
Steve Turner is pleased to present My Colors, a solo exhibition by Mexico City-based Omar Mendoza which features his highly distinctive paintings that utilize the artist’s homemade pigments and his handmade textured cotton supports. His processes are highly labor-intensive and personal as he painstakingly extracts pigments from plants, flowers and barks found in his parents’ home state of Puebla. The resulting works have a mystical quality, one that blends pre-hispanic imagery and processes with the artist’s own ideas, dreams, interests and experiences. They are embedded with history but also encompass contemporary ideas and objectives.
Omar Mendoza (born 1993, Mexico City) earned a BA at UNAM, Mexico City (2016) and a diploma from Academy of San Carlos, Mexico City (2018). His most recent solo exhibition was at the Museum of Anthropology of Xalapa, Veracruz (2023) and has been presenting his works in Mexico since 2015. My Colors is Mendoza’s debut solo exhibition with Steve Turner and his first outside of Mexico.