‘Ofrenda’ Solo Show


In The Dream a river was born that sprang from the peaks and became mighty on the slopes. Chiconauhuapan or Styx, I crossed the homonymous stream with the help of a canine Charon.

I transit the sublime and grotesque Eden, of colossal ferns and vast nature. A purple flower evokes longing in me, and I manage to hear the murmur of those who came before.

From a cobalt universe emerges a yellowish surface, and on this, fruits and flowers are offered.

Altar of exuberant nature.

Oratory that calms the restlessness of a common existence.

Hybrid forms seduce my unconscious. Fleshy fruits ooze indigo milk and feed polychrome flowers that will become winged. The It is the vademecum of pleasure that my senses crave.

With oval shapes, the halos contain bouquets of roses, nopales, and marigolds. In a sacred halo, papayas and prickly pears, mameys and pitayas, provide ancestral sustenance.

I descend the steps of a circular staircase.

I find myself in a cave with saffron tones, a magnificent orchid rests on a body of water.

I manage to evoke that sensation of refuge.

Ofrenda is a representation of the existential home, a topos where the impact of our fears is lessened, it is a garden of delights where everything was given to us and where our deepest desires manage to germinate.

Kora Moya Rojo presents her first solo show in Mexico City at Daniela Elbahara gallery. In this show, the artist takes as a starting point the endemic flora of the country and the religious symbology to which she gives life thanks to her particular visual language. Moya Rojo presents us with a place of comfort that makes us return to nature in a transcendental journey.

Color and form accompany us in that sensation of calm and relief, the oval shapes and the chromatic range that the artist uses awaken sensations of familiarity and evoke the symbolism of offerings and traditional rituals of Christianity.

The exhibition consists of seven paintings where flowers and fruits take on hybrid forms and immerse us in a dreamlike garden that shelters us. In addition, a series of six small format works complete the exhibition. These act as small altars where the artist forces us to approach in an exercise of detail that becomes intimate.

The final result is the creation of images that oscillate between the sacred and the profane, with an ambivalence typical of a syncretism given by intricate layers of meaning.

Text by Verónica Guerrero