Dec. 5 - 8, 2024
The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show

Mexican Roots - Special Project

For the second consecutive time, the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami, through the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Miami (ICM), will have a booth at the art fair "Pinta Miami 2023," represented by the distinguished Mexican artists Jazzamoart and Karla Kantorovich. They will showcase works that bring visibility to "Mexican Roots" through installations of amate paper and Mexican-style masks.


On December 7, from 6 to 8 pm, Mexico Night will take place, an event that celebrates Mexican identity by showcasing the works of Mexican artists.


About the artists:


Undoubtedly one of Mexico's most important living masters.

He was born on May 28, 1951, in Irapuato, Guanajuato. With studies at the Academy of San Carlos from 1969 to 1972, he is considered by Carlos Montemayor as the third great artist of Guanajuato, alongside Diego Rivera and José Chávez Morado. His work is intimately linked to music, particularly jazz. In 1974, he invented and adopted the pseudonym Jazzamoart, inspired by jazz as a musical genre, love as a universal value, and art as a way of life. He works with a gestural language in various techniques such as painting, drawing, graphics (silkscreen, engraving, and lithography), sculpture (wood, bronze, and stone), and performance.

As the inventor of visual noises, Jazzamoart works in series, with eighty percent of his work created in oil on canvas. His main characters include the Bebopera, a woman of jazz and nightlife, and the saxophone as an eternal fetish that appears in a large part of his creations, either scribbled or suggested. Other themes addressed in his career include nudes, bars, football, bulls, and reinterpretations of some masterpieces by European artists such as Rembrandt and Diego Velázquez.


Karla Kantorovich

Karla Kantorovich is a multidisciplinary artist from Mexico City residing in Miami, FL. She works with paintings, textiles, handmade paper, and assemblages, using texture and dimensionality to explore renewal. Kantorovich's art is a testament to the transformative power of nature. By deconstructing and reassembling sustainable materials, the artist creates a visual language that speaks to the ephemeral nature of life, the beauty of decay, and the intricate layers that make up our collective history.

Kantorovich received the Ellies Creator Award 2021 from Oolite Arts, leading to her immersive art installation "AMATE" at the Piero Atchugarry Gallery in 2022. She also received an Honorable Mention at the XIX Rufino Tamayo Biennial in Mexico City, exhibiting at the Rufino Tamayo Museum and MACO Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including at the XIX International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, the MFA Exhibition at the Frost Art Museum, the Consulate of Mexico in Miami, and the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.

Kantorovich holds a Master of Fine Arts from Florida International University. Actively engaging with the community is of utmost importance to her. She works as an artist-educator with the goal of inspiring, connecting, and fostering meaningful dialogues, emphasizing the potential for regeneration and growth.