Marianela de la Hoz was born in Mexico City and has lived in San Diego for the last 10 years. According to the museum, her detailed painting technique is informed by Surrealism and focuses on representational art. The exhibit will feature Heaven and Earth, the Determined Freedom of an Undetermined Life consists of an altarpiece with 11 individual paintings.
The imagery alludes to well-known biblical narratives, especially the story of Eve. As a part of de la Hoz’s re-contextualized story, a modern Eve, portrayed in the upper region of the central painting, wears an apple on her chest as a type of Scarlet Letter and eats apple pie.
de la Hoz is a Mexican visual artist with over 16 years of experience. She has achieved considerable success in her career in her native Mexico; her artwork has been exhibited in prestigious galleries as well as in several museums, universities and cultural institutes across Mexico. Her paintings have also been exhibited abroad, namely in Canada, Venezuela. Dubai, Japan and presently in the USA.
The exhibit runs through February 24, 2013.