Latin-America conquers Houston at Arts of the World Gallery with Homage to the Great Latin-American Masters


HOUSTON, TX (October 11, 2019) – Art of the World Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibition Homage to the Great Latin-American Masters featuring the most important and acclaimed Latin-American artists of the modern 20th Century. The stunning collective show is debuting on Friday, October 11th, 2019 and will be on view until January 11th, 2020 at the gallery located in the River Oaks area, at 2201 Westheimer Rd. Houston 77098.

Homage to the Great Latin-American Mastersis comprised of a magnificent roster of some of the most important artists of the Twentieth Century from nine different countries. Starting from north to south, with the presence of three Mexicans masters such as Diego Rivera, mainly known as most remarkable socio-political realism and fresco muralist, the figurative and lyric abstractions of vivid style of Rufino Tamayo, accompanying by the contemporary baroque and  neo-classical sculpture of Javier Marín; from Colombia the  female artist honored this year by MFAH, Beatriz González, and the world’s most acclaimed Latin-American living master characterized for his unique voluminous compositions Fernando Botero; the Chilean abstract expressionist by Roberto Matta; from the island of Cuba, Afro-Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam and the renowned master of color and controversial Julio Larraz; post-war mysticism and strong palette of Peruvian Fernando De Szyszlo; prominent and avant-garde abstractions of Venezuelan Oswaldo Vigas; Costa Rica’s most important sculptor and first Latin-American artist commissioned by the Vatican City, likewise Michelangelo, Jorge Jiménez Deredia; from Ecuador the cubist style depictions of Oswaldo Guayasamín, and finally but not least the influential and eclectic contemporary Brazilian Vik Muniz

The exhibition is a selection of complex expressions composed by a wonderful explosions of color palettes, extensive variety in techniques, incredibly rich and diverse compositions and forms. A world-class experience comprised of approximately 30 marvelous artworks on view starting at the façade-entrance and main floor, of a two stories gallery. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, printmaking, photography and medium size to monumental sculptures will be embracing the notable exhibit ending fabulously such a successful year. 

Latin-American art destined to be an artistic expression comprised of the South, the Center, the Caribbean, Mexico and all Latin-Americans living in other regions of the world, is more relevant today than ever. In terms of population, languages, economy and cultural diversity, Latin-America is one of the most important in the world; due to pre-Columbian origins merged with many foreigner races giving rise to mestizos, mulattos , creoles, and over thousands of intermingled traditions among different social characteristics instigated a tremendous impact not only on the continent but globally. Each of the several indigenous cultures developed sophisticated artistic disciplines, which were highly influenced by religious and spiritual concerns. Formerly after years of European domination, the rebellions and revolutions in the Americas began, adding from the early 1900s to the postwar period a second wave of emigration to the new land, enhancing the countless modernist events in the field of Arts. Altogether facts that emanated surprising intellectual and artistic influences of a new era of generations from that time to the present. The contribution of these assembled maestros to the history modern of art is invaluable; breaking the conservatisms in societies as well as in the fine arts academies with their revolutionary visions besides traditional heritage. 

As they took in the tropical colors and dynamic geometries of the sculptures, guests included artist Rafael Barrios, Art of the World Gallery owners Liliana Molina and Mauricio Vallejo, international philanthropist and political activist Joanne King Herring, Houston's new Honorary Consul General of Sweden Astrid Marklund, Misi and Ali Moshiri, Michelin Newall, Wanda and Federico Baptista, Mario Gudmundsson, Tammie Kahn, Holly and Bill Paull, and Beth Wolff.


Art of the World Gallery is a 6,500-square-foot blue-chip gallery located at 2201 Westheimer Road in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Featuring modern, postwar and contemporary artworks by living international artists. Specialized in the representation of master and established mid-career artists that exhibit publicly, in museums, biennales, have literature on their work and are sought after by top auction houses. The Gallery’s roster consists of artist such as Fernando Botero, Julio Larraz, Carole A. Feuerman, Robert Indiana, Manolo Valdés, Igor Mitoraj, Lita Cabellut, Jim Dine, Sophia Vari, Mr. Brainwash, Javier Marín, among others. The inventory is acquired from directly from the artists. Art of the World Gallery Co-Owners and Directors Liliana Molina & Mauricio Vallejo have more 20 years of experience in the art business, believe in selecting art and artists with diligence and integrity, considering its art will create a positive impact in any space; with the mission of providing an effective, nuanced, and accessible approach to modern art to its international clientele. Dedicated to providing a memorable art experience, the gallery offers private, public and corporate art consulting, curatorial design and planning, transportation and installation services, as well as events space facilities. 

The gallery’s exhibition — Homage to the Great Latin-American Masters — begins Friday, October 11th 2019 through, January 11th 2020. No fee entrance required. Art of the World Gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sundays by appointment. The two story venue is available for corporate and private events offering excellence and a unique experience in the field of art. Learn more about us and for more information, please visit or call 713-526-1201. Follow us in social media: FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Ricky And Daniella Hernandez
Jaime Calderon, Maria Patino, Alejandro Coy, Diana Londono
Shida Arfai and Nami Mccown
Micheline Newall and German Newall
Teodora Romano, Marco Caccavale, Andrea and Pamela Baldini
Kim Tyson And Justin Smith
Federico Baptista And Wanda Baptista
Ken Christie, Pamela George, Paul Easterwood
Jose Ivo, Teresa Ivo, Ruth Maria, ,Rodolfo Coronado
Carlos Kuri
Renata Gama, Ruben Lizaola
Abigail Castaneda, Zenia Quintana, Adriana Avendano
Grace Ascencio, Georgina Rivera
Maria Mcgregor And Arturo Barragan
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