The Art World in Mexico-Mario Brondo

It’s always a great thing to connect with aritsts from around the world. Afterall, when we are professionals in our industry, we should mingle with our colleagues near and far. Connecting with others in the Art World can be especically rewarding. Not only does it give us joy to connect with others in the arts, it also gives us a glimpse of how culture and creativity are doing in other areas of the world.

This week, please check out Mario Brando in Mexico. A unique artist working on ‘mapping the useless’. Visit Mario’s website HERE

“A mapping of the useless, I’m developing other sciences cacopedia:

the infinitesimal calculus: Using statistical and graphing software, the points are searched in the tables where a change of value does not constitute almost no difference with the rest. We looked at variations, 00000001%

the esclerpatomitencia: The art of killing the dead.

History: It is an exercise that utiiza media images and other registry some medieval archaeological sources, some premodern, which have little or no relevance to the historical moment in which they were developed. They, however manage to give us a sincere approach to history. Although the idea ranging from ancient history, right now I’m focusing on the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Artificial Intelligence: Finding cracks in the universe, focusing on the automated, I analyze in different media robotics stupidity. The piece feedback is just a microphone near a speaker. The feedback sound becomes so large that the speaker and microphone sometimes break down. Awkward voices short, they are wrong in their diction; google searches that give amazing results on the frequency of people’s emotions.



Unlimited Potential-An Interview with Steven Lemire


By Alyssa Laube

About: Steven Lemire recently discovered his passion for painting and expressing himself, along with his wife, Sanda. He creates abstract paintings and will be showcasing them at this year’s expo.

How would you describe your work?

I would describe each piece of art as one of a kind. They’re uniquely painted,modern, contemporary oil paintings with an emphasis on depth, varied colours and deep textures. Each painting draws out various emotions and perceptions, especially when spot or focusedmood lighting is added, which can give the piece more character.

Lemire_Painting 2_Laguna

What do you like about creating abstract art?

Creating abstract art affords me the opportunity of not being limited, which allows my emotions and environment to affect how the paint is applied.It’s like the old saying, “If it feels good, do it!”

Which artists inspire you?

Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí are on the edge of inspired chaos, which makes their art fun and exciting!

Lemire_Painting 3 - Raven's Escape

How do you choose which colours to use in a painting?

I run a range of colourpalettes in my thoughts, and the very first one that captures my attention gets the paint flowing onto a new canvas.

How do you use turpentine/linseed oil?

I use paint thinners and linseed oil to stretch and thin the paints. Since they are like oil and water when mixed, itcauses a natural separation, which causes some of the paints to take on a life of their own. Experimentation has led to some amazing reactions – and sometimes failed outcomes – but the surprises are what makes it more interesting.

How long does it usually take you to create a piece?

The time taken to complete a painting is mainly based on how long it takes the layers to dry.  If I had a large enough studio, I think I would do multiple paintings at once, but 4 – 5 days is average if you don’t count waiting for drying times.

I worked on my first commissioned piece for 1 month before I realized I didn’t like where it was going, as it felt forced. Later, I smeared the entire canvas, began to work over the original, and let my feelings go. Within 2 days, it resulted in one of my favourite pieces (found here:

Do you usually go into a painting with an image or idea you want to bring to life, or do you create as you go?

I’ve tried to start with an idea in mind, but it doesn’t seem to help me reachmy goal, so I usually paint as I go. Most of the pieces I start with an idea in mind become paintings covering paintings until the result is more than what was intended.

You work with your wife, Sanda. What is it like to work with your spouse, and how do you encourage each other as artists?

Honestly, I don’t know if I would enjoy painting without her. Each time we paint, we share candlelit nights, amazing music, bottles of wine and a lot of laughter. On hot nights in Mexico, we take a late-night dip in the pool on painting breaks. It refreshes the mind and helps to create excitement and longer nights of painting!

How did living in Mexico influence you?

Living in Mexico influenced everything.Warm nights, bright starlit skies, happy people, a much slower pace of living and the lack of any stress helps to open the mind andlet it flow.  As a result, we hope to return this year and not look back.

See more of Stevens work at!