04 November to 23 December 2005

Francisco Castro
Serie Hiedra

Francisco Castro is Mexico’s foremost abstract painter, creating works fi lled with iterations of repeated squares. In his recent ‘Serie Hiedra’ (‘Ivy Series’) the squares cycle across different canvases in linen-like beiges with undertones of blue, and neighbouring squares of greens that range from muted and mossy to glowing emeralds. Scrubbed down, washed over, the squares liminally shift out of position—not quite aligning with the canvas’s edges, overlapping each other. Castro’s paintings both embrace and break with their materiality—enforcing the dimension and construction of the canvases while simultaneously denying them and creating illusional space. It is with great pleasure that Diaz Contemporary presents Castro’s fi rst Canadian solo show.