In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Berkeley College’s 85th anniversary, the College is presenting the artwork of Mexican artist Victor M. Trejo at its Midtown Manhattan Gallery, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City. The exhibit is on display through September 30, 2016—Mondays through Fridays—from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Saturdays
Mr. Trejo grew up on a Mexican ranch, finding an interest in art early on. He is self-taught and would paint whatever he saw, like chickens, parrots, and birds, seeing them as miracles of poetic creation. As he continued painting, he was inspired by the artists Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian and the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud and Walt Whitman.
“I believe that my abstract compositions become figurative images that reflect, I hope, my love for nature and a very optimistic view of life,” said Mr. Trejo.