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Artist Statement



If, with words, I could so easily and pleasantly express my own understanding of my art-work, I would be a Poet, a Writer or an Art Critic...
ENRIQUE CARDENAS-ELORDUY.

Artist Exhibitions



SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITS:

1963-66 > Fine Arts Institutes of San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato & Taxco, Guerrero,Mexico.
1967-73 > Architecture Schools of Universities of Puebla & Mexico State (Mexico); Syracuse, New York (USA) & Salvador,Bahia, Brazil.
1980-82 > Institute of Architects & various Fine Arts Galleries of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
1983-93 > Various Fine Arts Galleries of Cuernavaca, Morelos; Acapulco, Guerrero; Aguascalientes; Morelia, Michoacan; S. Miguel Allende & Guanajuato, Guanajuato; Merida, Yucatan & Mexico City (Mexico); Houston, Texas; Los Angeles & Redondo Beach, California (USA).
1993-94 > Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (Mexican State Department-SRE) & Mexican Embassy in Italy: Bolognia International Fair.
1995-2003 > Various Fine Art Galleries, Sonora University, National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), Mexican Societies of Watercolorists and National Museum of Watercolor; Mexico, Canada, Colombia & Brazil.
2000-2013 > Various Internet Fine Art Galleries (permanent exhibits and sales).

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS:

1986 > International Cervantino Festival (Poster), Mexico.
1988 > Zaida Gallery, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.
1989 > Unicornio Gallery, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
1990-92 > Mexico City Government & Mexico City Museum; Reader's Digest (Over Leaf) & Mexican National Lottery Ticket; Mexico.
1993-94 > Social Development Department, PEMEX, COMERMEX Bank & Anahuac University; Mexico City.
> Mexican State Department (SRE) & Embassy in Italy: Comuna di Deruta & Spello, Perugia; National Gallery, Rome & Frosinone, Naples.
1995 > Israel's Embassy in Mexico, Mexico City.
1996-98 > Mexican State Department (SRE) & Mexican Consulates in El Paso, Corpus Cristi & UNAM-San Antonio Texas; Alburquerque, New Mexico; San Francisco-Sonoma County Museum, California; Salt Lake City, Utah (USA).
1999 > Mexico City Government - Journalists' House of Culture & CNOP/PRI, Mexico City.
2000-2013 > Permanent Virtual Studio-Exhibit, on WW own professional Web-Site (www.encael.com/ecelorduy)...

Artist Publications



"ELORDUY'S WATERCOLORS SHOW A PARTICULARLY FINE ARTISTIC SENSE AND SUCH MATURITY ON HIS CRAFT, THAT IT REFLECTS HIS PROFESSIONAL SERIOUSNESS"...
> XAVIER CORTES ROCHA, M.A.: UNAM'S EX-GENERAL SECRETARY & ARCHITECTURE FACULTY'S EX-DEAN; MEXICO.

"HE IS NOT THE ARCHITECT OF HIS MODELS... HE IS THE ARTIST WHO CHOOSES THEM AS HIS SUBJECTS... THE WATERCOLORIST AND ARCHITECT HAS NOT INVENTED WHAT WITH SO FIDELITY PAINTS: HE JUST DISPOSES HIS
CANVASS SPACE, DESIGNS HIS COMPOSITION,... BUT PAINTING THESE ANCIENT BUILDINGS IS HIS WAY OF HONORING, CELEBRATING THEM"...
> LILIAN KASSNER, PHD: UNAM'S AESTHETICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE MEMBER
& ARTS & SCIENCES MUSEUM DIRECTOR; MEXICO.

"YOU FEED YOUR THOUGHTS AS YOU SEE THE WATER FLOWING,
OVER THE WHITE PAPER TEXTURE...
ENERGETIC AND DECIDED MOVEMENTS FILL THE SPACE,
WITH CONVENTUAL BUILDINGS AND THE ONES YOU DREAM,
THAT CARRY AWAY THE TRANSPARENCY OF WATERS
>AGUSTIN HERNANDEZ NAVARRO: ARCHITECT-PROFESSOR, POET & SCULPTOR; MEXICO.

"ENRIQUE CARDENAS-ELORDUY FULLFILLS THE CONDITIONS OF A REAL CREATOR, IN THE DIFFICULT ART OF WATERCOLOR"...
> GUADALUPE RIVERA MARIN: ECONOMIST-PHD & EX-PUBLIC OFFICIAL; MEXICO.

"WITH HIS WATERCOLORS, HE HAS CAPTURED THE SOFT AND SILENT LIGHT OF MANY PLACES AND THE CALM AND SIMPLE VOLUMETRY OF MAN-MADE BUILDINGS... UNDER THE ELEMENTARY INNOCENCE OF HIS ART-WORK, THERE IS A 'VIBRATO', AN INTERIOR MUSIC, THAT EMOTIONS THE SUBJECTS... HOUSES, STREETS, BELL-TOWERS, TREES, ALL WRAPPPED IN DAWNS, AFTERNOONS AND TWILIGHTS, TO TOUCH, SEE THEM INTENSELY AND DREAM THEM AS THE BEST POETRY OF OUR BETTER HOURS"...
>VICTOR SANDOVAL: WRITER & OF FINE ARTS EX-DIRECTOR; MEXICO.

"REMEMBRANCES WITHOUT MEMORY: PRIVILEGE OF THE CRAFT AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARCHITECT-PAINTER...HIS HEDONISM FINDS AND PRODUCES ON THE PAPER SURFACE, THAT REALITY WHICH TRANSFORMS THE MEMORY ON AN OWN STYLE, A LOOK: A SOLE SPACE INVENTED BY THE CONTROLED DRIPPING OF THE
COLORED WATER, AND THE WILL TO FABRICATE 'ANOTHER' REMEMBRANCE IN OUR MEMORY"...
> PATRICIA SLOANE: ART PROMOTER, CRITIC, GALLERY OWNER & DEALER; MEXICO.

"THE MEXICAN ARCHITECTURE AS HIS PURPOSE,
CAPTURING ITS VALUES AND DIFFUSING THEM AS TEACHINGS,
WITH FEELING IN ITS EXPRESSION,
ALL CONJUGATE IN HIS ART-WORK"...
> FRANCISCO COVARRUBIAS GAYTAN: ARCHITECT AND PUBLIC OFFICIAL; MEXICO.

"...ACADEMIC WATERCOLORIST, TAKES THE URBAN LANDSCAPE AS HIS MAIN SUBJECT... HE COMMANDS THE DRAFTMANSHIP, PERSPECTIVE AND GEOMETRY OF AN ARCHITECT... HIS COMPOSITION IS SOLID: LEAVES NO DOUBTS...
I DARE TO SAY THERE ARE SIGNS OF A GREAT ARTIST"...
> ALEJANDRO HADDAD: PLASTIC ARTIST & WATERCOLORIST; MEXICO.

"WHEN ONE PAINTS WITH HIS HEART, THE WINGS OF IMAGINATION EMBRACE THE WORLD... ELORDUY EXPRESSES JERUSALEM WITH THE SOUL'S EYES AND OUR MEXICO, WITH THE OVER-FLOWN LOVEOF AN ARTIST... WITH HIS ART-WORK HE ENLACES AESTHETICS WITH MYSTICISM AND HISTORY"...
> EDUARDO LUIS FAHER: WRITER AND POET; MEXICO.

"CARDENAS-ELORDUY IS A POET RECREATING OTHER POETS... HE IS THE ETERNITY OF MEXICAN ART"...
> CONCEPCION CREEL DE LEGORRETA: ART-HISTORIAN, CRITIC AND PROMOTER; MEXICO.

"HIS WATERCOLORS SINGLE OUT BY THE MANAGEMENT OF COLOR AND LIGHT... THEY ARE IMPERISHABLE ARCHITECTONIC VIEWS, ABOUT HISTORIC BUILDINGS OF MEXICO AND THE WORLD"...
> GUILLERMO PULIDO, PHD: UNAM'S FOREIGNERS STUDIES CENTER DIRECTOR;
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS-USA AND MEXICO....

Artist Collections



Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites