“Mujeres Luz” is a painting series by Talavera-Ballón dedicated to the women who feed migrants traveling on the freight train La Bestia, as it makes its way north.
Mujeres Luz is inspired by the documentary “All of Me” (Llevate mis Amores).
After watching the movie at the San Francisco Film Festival, Talavera-Ballón traveled to Veracruz, Mexico to meet and paint these incredible women.
Mujeres Luz: A Painting series by Talavera-Ballon
Showing through Saturday, September 30, 2017
Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. A disciple of acclaimed artist Luis Palao Berastain, he skillfully captures the essence of ordinary people’s lives and their surroundings across diverse regions and cultures of the Americas. He explores themes that highlight important social and cultural aspects of the people and places he has encountered. His work is also a tribute to immigrants like himself who left their home countries in search of new horizons.
Talavera-Ballon has exhibited in several art galleries, museums and universities across Perú, Chile, Argentina and the US including the U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru; Museo Qoricancha, Cuzco; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Cuzco; the Peruvian Embassy, Washington, DC; the Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA; the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA, UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA. He has been selected for the San Francisco Arts Commission 2015-2016 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool and as a finalist in ArtSpan’s 2015 San Francisco Open Studios Guide Cover Competition. He has also participated in several live painting events such as Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and Art Beats SF. He has been featured in several publications and newspapers, including the SF Chronicle and 7 x7 and appeared on television and radio in California and Peru.
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