Juan Pablo Bavio’s soulful airport exhibit

Centro artist Juan Pablo Bavio presented his latest exhibition, "Wrinkles of the soul," a work composed of 12 portraits, on the ground floor of the International Airport of Mérida. Photo: Facebook
Centro artist Juan Pablo Bavio presented his latest exhibition, "Wrinkles of the soul," a work composed of 12 portraits, on the ground floor of the International Airport of Mérida. Photo: Facebook
Centro artist Juan Pablo Bavio presented his latest exhibition, “Wrinkles of the soul,” a work composed of 12 portraits, on the ground floor of the International Airport of Mérida. Photo: Facebook

Mérida, Yucatán — Your flight can wait. Take a moment to take in some soulful portraits by a Centro artist.

Argentine painter Juan Pablo Bavio presented a 12-piece exhibition “Arrugas del Alma,” or “Wrinkles of the Soul,” which will be exhibited for a month at the gallery on the ground floor of the International Airport of Mérida.

The works capture realistic shadows and light on canvas, with grim faces in earthy colors, which the artist managed to capture with great feeling, Mileneo Novedades noted today.

Centro artist Juan Pablo Bavio presented his latest exhibition, "Wrinkles of the soul," a work composed of 12 portraits, on the ground floor of the International Airport of Mérida. Photo: Facebook
Centro artist Juan Pablo Bavio presented his latest exhibition, “Wrinkles of the soul,” a work composed of 12 portraits, on the ground floor of the International Airport of Mérida. Photo: Facebook

A reception this morning was hosted by the airport’s regional director, Héctor Navarrete Muñoz, of Asur Group.

Juan Pablo Bavio has been based in Mérida since 2002. The artist has had solo and group exhibitions since 2000 in cities such as Leon, Guanajuato, Cancun and Campeche, and his works are in private collections around the world.

Learn more about the artist by visiting his website, or better yet, visit his gallery-studio on Calle 59 between 66 and 68 in the Historic Center.

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