Rita de Tepoztlan
22 Febrero No. 17
62520 Tepoztlan, Morelos
The canvas of the Universe bends itself, expands and flows. Thus, it creates an infinite variety of forms, colors and spaces that are all equally vital within its singular Unity. The thrilling calm of the violet in a rainbow; the exquisite, tender sense of the fragrance of a flower; the joy that emanates from the power of the brilliant light of day; the deep sound of silence in the dark abyss of Space, all these surround me, enfold me and inspire the vision that I translate into images.
Vita / Lebenslauf:
Rita Ehmann was born in Monte Vista, Colorado, USA to parents who immigrated from Germany. She was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado and attended Northern Colorado University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1965. She married a ceramic artist, Cliff Kuhnke and, with two children, moved to California. When Cliff was killed in an automobile accident, Rita moved with her two children to the small village of Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico about 70 Km from Mexico City where she has lived and worked for 40 years. She took the professional name Rita de Tepoztlan and has become a Mexican citizen. She has developed an international clientele from her home and studio in Mexico.
Rita's work covers a wide spectrum of themes, from visionary and abstract to metaphysical and surreal. She works mostly in oil on canvas, linen and amate paper and also designs and produces a line of jewelry. Over the years, she as produced various series of thematic works:
1970s-1980s WHIMSICAL and FANTASY ART
1980 A series of 20 detailed paintings of SCARABS
1980s-90s a 40 piece collection of paintings on various animal SKULLS
1988 THE PENGUINS a series of 35 drawings and paintings exhibited at the United Nations in New York for the Antarctica Project sponsored by International Greenpeace
2000-2004 The AMATES: see the website www.ritadetepoztlan.com
1960s- present For 40 years Rita has painted what she calls SOULSCAPES of friends and
Aktivitäten / Ausstellungen:
2009 AUTUMN - Scheduled exhibition of Jewelry - Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico