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So3: An Art Gallery

Artist Enrique Sotres creates unique pieces of art that capture the essence of Playa

Artist Enrique Sotres has been capturing the essence of Playa for the last 27 years. The quality of his work and the originality of his themes finally paid off allowing him to open his gallery, So3 (pronounced s-o-trace), located on Quinta Avenida between 40th and 42nd.

There are many reasons to buy one of his pieces. In fact, they are not only a decorative piece for your home, but work by Enrique is also increasing in popularity. As a result, his pieces can be an excellent financial investment as the value of his paintings doubled last year.

Sotres imprints originality in the scenes he captures and with his techniques. The artist states, “I use a variety of techniques, but my last one is special. I have not seen anyone else use this technique. For some reason when others ask me what it is called, I just answer ‘So3’. It consists of applying thick layers of oil paint and mixing them to produce a rich range of colors”.

A few months go, he decided to paint the front of his gallery to create a closer contact with his clients. This attitude of physical and organic closeness made him reject digital means to show and sell his art. “A photograph never looks the same as an original painting. It loses its charm, essence and strength. Digital is good for decorative art and clients who don’t have time to lose. They want things fast, even though they also get a strong dose of superficiality. That is why I prefer to deal with customers in person. To sell a lot is not my main goal. Direct contact with them keeps my work alive. This is worth more than money to me. However, if a client wants pictures, I will gladly send them to them.”

Enrique frames all his paintings in regional woods, adding to the uniqueness of his work. “Good artwork doesn’t need fancy frames. Those are for characterless pieces. Besides, regional precious wood is forever. My gallery is for people who want real art,” he commented.

Buyers can rely on the artist’s experience to create the right piece for their homes. He will even find the best location in the buyer’s home for his artwork if they would like. He places the art for buyers as part of his interest in finding the perfect balance between the piece and its background.

“Some people ask me to explain the meaning of my work. If you stand in front of it in silence, what do you perceive? What do you feel? Art is not meant to be explained. It is meant to be felt,” Sotres concluded.

Leon Lawson, American collecter: “Since the very moment I saw this painting, I thought: It is for me. It’s technique is amazing”.
Leon Lawson, American collecter: “Since the very moment I saw this painting, I thought: It is for me. It’s technique is amazing”.
Stephan Solis, Art Critic Enrique Sotres is an extraordinary painter. You can see him painting live in front of his gallery which is really interesting. Having direct contact with the painter is very rewarding. His work is very beautiful, especially his oil paintings of Playa del Carmen. They are unique and collectible pieces. I recommend his work for anyone who would like to invest in art.
Stephan Solis, Art Critic
Enrique Sotres is an extraordinary painter. You
can see him painting live in front of his gallery
which is really interesting. Having direct contact
with the painter is very rewarding. His
work is very beautiful, especially his oil paintings
of Playa del Carmen. They are unique and
collectible pieces. I recommend his work for
anyone who would like to invest in art.
Mark Beller, American Tourist I liked the first one so much I bought a second one. I love his work. It is really extraordinary
Mark Beller, American Tourist
I liked the first one so much I bought a second
one. I love his work. It is really extraordinary
Amy Christer, American collector: “Since the moment I saw it, I fell in love with it. I know It will be difficult to take it home, but I also know it will be worth it.”
Amy Christer, American collector: “Since the moment
I saw it, I fell in love with it. I know It will
be difficult to take it home, but I also know it will
be worth it.”
Bonifacio Carrasco “I purchased 6 painting and I’m very happy with them. The condo is colorful and warm. I’m an art collector and his paintings are high quality with a reasonable price”. / Photos: So3
Bonifacio Carrasco “I purchased 6 painting and I’m very happy with them. The condo is colorful and warm. I’m an art collector
and his paintings are high quality with a reasonable price”. / Photos: So3

 

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