This Mexican Painter is Inspired by Nature and Camouflage

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jan 3, 2014 • References: saatchionline and design-milk
Mijal Zach is a Mexican painter who is inspired by camouflage. Born in 1975 in Mexico City, she studied fine art in Mexico, and contemporary art and window dressing in Barcelona.

Her works are definitely inspired by Mexican landscapes, featuring subtle motifs of cacti, native shapes like triangles with subtle hints of water and geology. Each painting takes cues from nature and stencils in the foreground form a multi-layered picture. Camouflage comes into play here, and is featured in many of her works in one way or another.

We see a misconstrued picture because of the color combinations and the intricate patterns that she creates. One can't help but recall the image of veiny innards of crystal and precious stones when looking at these works.