Diotima Schuck
2 February 2023
Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based contemporary art gallery Luis de Jesus has welcomed the work of artist Hector Dionicio Mendoza. He will now be represented through this collaboration, announced on 2 February 2023.

The gallery represents mid-career and emerging artists, with a strong focus on intersectional diversity. Working since 2007, Luis de Jesus began his career in San Diego with Jay Wingate at Seminal Projects. He then opened his own space in 2010 in Santa Monica and, in 2021, moved to a large venue in the downtown Los Angeles arts district. Exhibiting primarily paintings, it allows its artists to express themselves both formally and conceptually.

Following this vein, Hector Dionicio Mendoza is a multi-media artist, born in 1969 in Mexico. Also a curator and educator based in the Salinas Valley in California, he addresses the issue of territory and environment through social practices attached: cult, faith, memory; elaborated in the form of sculptures, installations or two-dimensional works combining organic or synthetic materials. The artist received an award in 2022, has participated in several residency programmes in Europe and his work has been recognised at institutional events. His representation at the gallery will therefore allow him to further enter the art market.