Mexican artist Luz Gamboa’s oil and acrylic paintings on canvas depict the indigenous communities of her home state of Durango, where she has lived and studied the ways of life. Interested in the mores and traditions of these societies, particularly the women, Gamboa’s richly hued paintings depict the everyday realities of the beautiful culture these women have maintained against the grain of modern day society. Gamboa has been artistically inclined since childhood, when, as an aunt recalled, she drew portraits of women in the family using coal from the stove. Years later she continues this tradition by painting indigenous women, and has enlivened her practice with a palette rich in jewel tones and primary colors. Able to capture a unique lifestyle of which many viewers will be unaware, and reflecting her subjects' strong connection to the earth, vibrant creative life and joyful relationship to work, Gamboa’s colorful creations explore with loving eyes the inner workings of her regional heritage.
Artist Luz Gamboa was born in a distant region of Durango, Mexico and currently lives and works in Mexico City.