‘Tlaloc’s Lesson’ by Ivardi Ahau
Artist: Ivardi Ahau
Title: ‘Tlaloc’s Lesson’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 19.6″ x 15.7″
Year of Creation: 2022
Artwork Will Ship From: Mexico
About the Artwork:
“This piece talks about the Mexican god of rain and storm, ‘Tlaloc’, who was always sad and once made a flood. This is my symbol of sadness and a new sprout of hope.
This is the evolution from the sadness to a new promise.” – Ivardi Ahau
About the Artist:
Ivardi Ahau is an illustrator and muralist born in Mexico City, Mexico. His formal career as an artist began in 2016 with street murals and learning from online painting videos and blogs. His work revolves around a mixture between the symbolism, art and mythology of the ancient cultures of Mexico (such as the Nahua, Wixarica, Mixteca, Zapotec and Olmeca) with their experiences, dreams and fantasies. Since these cultures are in an intimate relationship with nature, it allows him to link animals, plants and stars with the human being to achieve something that could be cataloged with a surrealist discourse. In addition to this, he is especially attracted by the use of plasticity and the play of pictorial materials to generate textures and atmospheres. Since then he has participated in several group exhibitions within Mexico and recently abroad in Brúcelas, Belgium and Portland, USA.