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Spotlight: See What’s New in Mexican Contemporary Art

In celebration of Frida Kahlo’s birthday this week, meet four eye-catching Saatchi Art painters from Mexico. Learn a bit about them below, and be sure to visit our new Spotlight on Mexico collection to discover more contemporary original art worth a look today…

Horacio Quiroz

For detailed and emotional modern surrealistic artworks with a human and sometimes humorous edge, look towards Saatchi Art artist Horacio Quiroz, from Mexico City. Quiroz’s work has been featured in more than a dozen shows and exhibitions, including the XVII Bienal Pintura Rufino Tamayo, in 2016. To see more of Horacio’s paintings, visit his portfolio.


(Image: Human Jellyfish 02, a round surrealistic oil and canvas painting on wood by Saatchi Art artist Horacio Quiroz)

Heny Steinberg

Based in Mexico City, contemporary painter Heny Steinberg’s work “uses the city as a framework.” We’ve previously featured Heny here, where you can get a peek inside her studio.


Tropical blues and sunny yellows make this geometric abstract painting a perfect choice for a modern beach house or for adding some summery style to a minimal white and wood home. (Image: LANDSCAPE WITH YELLOW TREE, an original painting on plexiglass by Saatchi Art artist Heny Steinberg)

Thelma Zambrano

Are you transported by abstract landscapes? Get to know the statement paintings of Monterrey-area artist Thelma Zambrano. Zambrano’s paintings feature a mix of figurative and abstract forms, and are a must-see for modern art lovers who crave vivid color. Visit her portfolio page to see more…


(Image: Pueblo Lindo 1an original abstract village landscape painting on canvas by Saatchi Art artist Thelma Zambrano)

Marcela Montemayor

If you really love hyperrealism, feast your eyes on a few works from Monterrey’s Marcela Montemayor. Her pop eye candy is featured in private collections around the world, and was also featured as part of Saatchi Art’s ”In Living Color” Showdown competition in 2013.


(Image: L: Red, a statement sized original still life and R: A detail from Gummy bears, an original oil on canvas by Saatchi Art artist Marcela Montemayor)

Explore more in our new Spotlight on Mexico contemporary art collection, or reach out to our free Art Advisory for personalized assistance finding just right original art today…

About the Author

Daryl Gammons-Jones is a contributor to Saatchi Art’s blog. In addition to writing about art and design, she specializes in collecting, creating, and producing images for a diversity of creative endeavors.