Consuelo Berrueto’s monotypes are simplified landscapes with titles that often refer to deserts and seascapes. Hazy, Rothko-esque fields of color shimmer against one another, particularly when overlaid with metallic gold. Berrueto tends to work in color themes—hot red and yellows, lush greens, or crisp black, white and gold. While her prints are generally abstract, figuration and narrative sometimes enters into her paintings.
Berrueto studied architecture at the University of Monterrey, Mexico but has always pursued drawing, painting, and sculpture. She studied printmaking in Medellín, Colombia under Luis Fernando Mejía, and drawing at the Fundacion Teatro Isauro Martínez Torreón under Oscar Bachtold.