At UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya, the artwork throughout the hotel pays tribute to the traditional and modern Mexican culture. Our team works closely with a local gallery called Tasting Art that selects the art pieces to be displayed in the hotel. The partnership was a natural fit for both parties since both groups aim to share the culture of Mexico through art. The goal is to provide guests with a fresh new perspective, approaching traditional artwork through a modern lens.
Tasting Art is a dedicated space where amateur or experienced art collectors can have access to see, touch, connect and have a taste of the world of art and private collections. Coming from a family of established collectors, the concept began when Tasting Art's team leader began searching for high-quality accessible pieces that embodied his aspiring collector friends' artistic preferences. He began offering friends and close friends an "art dealing" service which also consists of gathering other pieces that met his friends' aesthetic preferences, with the aim of helping clients start a collection that is consistent with their tastes and needs.
Below are a few pieces displayed around the hotel and details about each. You can also check out more of the art pieces on the UNICO 20˚87˚app!
ART PIECE: TERRITORIOS DE PIEL, VENUS
Artist: María José Laví
Born in Mexico, Maria José Lavín is an artist and sculptor whose work is very diverse. Some of the materials she works with most include felt, clay, plaster, and leather. Her art can be found in outstanding collections in Mexico, New York, and Madrid.
ART PIECE: LA NOCHE DEL MAR DE SAN VINCENTE
Artist: Jesús Urbieta
Born in Juchitán, Oaxaca and died very young, still he was an extremely prolific artist. He became a painter, potter, sculptor and engraver. His painting stands out for its vibrant colors, primitive forms, and textures, all characteristics of the traditions and legends of his people embodied in the poetry that twin man with nature.
The sea of San Vicente integrates the geographical environment where Jesus was born and where his childhood was spent.
ART PIECE: GALLO
Artist: Soid Pastrana
Oaxacan artist who through a collective project seeks to weave art, culture and craftwork, accompanied by women artisans from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, whose hands give a special tint to their mythical drawings.