Renowned Artist & Sculptor Ricardo Lowenberg donates “Tampico Hermosa” Monumental to Museo de la Ciudad for Permanent Collection
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Tampico: Mexico November 28th, 2023: Renowned Artist & Sculptor Ricardo Lowenberg has donated “Tampico Hermosa” Monumental to Museo de la Ciudad for their Permanent Collection.
The Museo de la Ciudad Tampico Museo de la Ciudad is honored to announce this important acquisition, and onFriday, December 8th, 2023, the doors will once again open; revealing. a new aesthetic, an extraordinary example of the Tampiqueños to achieve a legacy that will strengthen the pride and identity of this beautiful city. More than a building, the Museum is a witness to history, and located In the heart of the city, this historical treasure awaits to be explored. In honor of this seminal moment, globally renowned Artist & Sculptor Ricardo Lowenberg has the honor and privilege of donating “Tampico Hermosa” a monumental sculpture that will be on permanent exhibition. Tampico Hermosa Video
“Tampico Hermosa” is not just a sculpture, but a story sculpted in stainless steel, a tribute to the eternal connection between the sculptor, whose family is deeply rooted in Tampico and this enchanting land. This 140kg sculpture stands as a visual testament in the Tampico City Museum, an invitation for everyone to immerse themselves in the magic and history that define this jewel of the Gulf of Mexico.
Tampico Hermosa Monumental
“Tampico Hermosa” is a sculpture that pays homage to the abundance of this beautiful land. Every pronounced curve of this work reflects the generosity of the nature that inspires it: the waters of the Chairel Lagoon, the Támesi and Pánuco rivers. The essence of Tampico is captured in every colorful reflection that touches its surface, varying according to the observer’s perspective.
The inspiration for this work is drawn from the countless exotic flowers that adorn this place, as well as the sweet fruits that delight the senses, as irresistible as the honey that flows in this region. All of this is a manifestation of the land that has captivated the sculptor, Ricardo Lowenberg.
The story of “Tampico Hermosa” is intertwined with the arrival of the sculptor’s grandparents in 1921, a time of suitcases filled with hope and dreams. Upon arrival, his grandmother marveled at a Tampico that exceeded all her expectations. The streets were overflowing with life, international vessels arrived with products from around the world, and the market resonated with a symphony of languages.
Exotic fruits, such as mango, avocado, and the tiny plums known as Jovito, were a feast of colors and flavors that enchanted his grandmother. This encounter with the unknown left an indelible mark on her memories, merging with the roots of the family.
Thus, “Tampico Hermosa” is not just a sculpture, but a story sculpted in stainless steel, a tribute to the eternal connection between the sculptor and this enchanting land. Premiering December 2023 , this 140kg sculpture will stand as a visual testament in the Tampico City Museum, an invitation for everyone to immerse themselves in the magic and history that define this jewel of the Gulf of Mexico.
RICARDO LOWENBERG (B. 1960)
Ricardo Lowenberg is a celebrated Mexican artist & sculptor, called to the artistic process by an innate drive to express the emotions and essence of the human condition. Leaping between mediums, Lowenberg paints both abstract and figurative works, and sculpts voluminous forms that explore the trajectory of emotions beginning with their interiority and culminating with their visual expression. “THE CONVERSATION” REEL
Guided by the phantasms of the Mexican Muralists and the French Impressionists, the Artist creates allegories and stunning portraiture, resplendent with the ecstasies of both the human and natural world and bursting with color and energy.
Lowenberg’s decades-long search for perfection in painting has resulted in magnificent proficiency in different mediums, and numerous collections of undeniably beautiful and evocative paintings exhibited in some of the world’s most venerable Museums, finest galleries, and private Collections.
Image: The Artist Ricardo Lowenberg In Process 2023
“For over 25 years, the sacred process of creating expressive works, guided by an unwavering fascination with color, light and human nature has consumed me; body and soul. Even after more than two decades of painting professionally, it continues to bring me joy and satisfaction, as the new ways of visually encountering what it means to be human constantly evolve, allowing me to change alongside it. Both in the creative act of painting and in the evolution of the process whereby I create, I am constantly confronting the beauty and sublime essence of the human condition through my work. I began to paint and sculpt at five years old in my childhood home of Mexico City. Through the years my work and creative process as an artist continue to evolve, and this state of change energizes me.”
– Ricardo Lowenberg
The Magic Process
The Magic Process allows Lowenberg to detach himself from space and time. As he fully engages with his sculpture it becomes intimate, emotional, and above all, allows him to highlight Perfect Imperfection.
The Magic Process is a series of sculptures originally conceived as a painting project. It began to transform when Lowenberg became aware that he wanted the viewer’s perspective to impact directly on the form as it was perceived, so it was necessary to employ visual effects that can only be achieved through volume.
ABOUT MUSEO de la CIUDAD
The capital of the Huastecas will now have a magnificent venue in which to present and to celebrate its chronologies, stories, and images: the Museo de la Ciudad Museo de la Ciudad.
Set for its’ grand opening on December 8th, 2023, at the site formally known as “Casa Fernández”, residents from the city as well as visitors from around the world will experience the history of the city, via state of the art immersive and interactive activities and programming. Visitors of all ages will be able to tour through different periods, events and facts that marked the history of the port, as well as experience firsthand the legacy of Tampico’s cultural and gastronomic wealth.
This new Museum, well located in the heart of the beautiful and historic city, will revive the historical memory of Puerto Jaibo, so richly deserved, as well as to commemorate its 200 years of foundation. Its’ permanent Collections are stunning, and carefully curated from among the globe’s most renowned Artists.
Parallel to the cultural theme that revolves around the museum, is the significance of the original building itself, for its architectural influence now will live on, and signal to the world the importance the City of Tampico places upon its’ Artistic and Cultural Capital. Museo de la Ciudad