December 9, 2021 - January 30, 2022
Gobernador José Guadalupe Covarrubias 46, San Miguel Chapultepec

JO-HS is pleased to present its second group show ‘Girasol’ with a group of contemporary painters. Drawing together the works of seventeen young and emerging artists from across the world all working in the medium of painting.

“Girasol” or “sunflower” is a symbol that encompasses beauty, happiness, and unconditional love.

When approaching this body of work, Demit Omphroy thought about the attention to detail needed to grow a beautiful flower. There’s much more that goes into what we see when it is at its peak point of beauty. A sunflower takes months to achieve it’s full height and lifespan depends on the care that went into the plant.

To appreciate the beauty in something, one must understand everything that went into creating it: the good, the bad, and the ugly. “Girasol” represents a deeper meaning beyond the beauty of the exterior.

Sunlight twists a neck from sunrise to sunset. The light changes and therefore the body, occupied with its course of forgetful emotions, too. Well, trauma is a trace of something that happened, everything is trauma.
That is why the nucleus of the sunflower is black, like the night where there are some lightbulbs and from where the Sun's petals sprout.
The sunflower chases the sun,
Does he rest at night? ... Well, like the human being, even at night where he tries to get out of the logical machinery of being awake, he tries to take a rest from this life of consequences.
When one sleeps in dreams, he does not rest either. How do you try to rest from life if you arbitrarily mirror yourself when dreaming?
It's in those few pauses in which dreaming of a present burdened with futures and pasts ceases, where we die and do not think. Those sacred moments, where the body wakes so that the thought disappears and the being is free. Therefore, these small-format paintings seek to generate these small freedoms.

- Rodrigo Echeverría