Mexican abstract artists, the titles of her paintings are a bunch of abstract concepts: “Impulse”, “Distinction”, “Visceral”… Surely the work of Astrid belongs to abstraction, to the most elegant, optimistic and colorful. In it the “vibration of the soul” is perceived, without which, Kandinsky said, the work cannot be produced. And there it is, in each painting, a reflection of the most intimate Astrid, confirming another statement from the great master of abstraction, “the spirit of each artist is reflected in the form. The form bears the stamp of the personality”. Astrid herself states that colors have an emotional meaning and it is easily noticeable. We are looking at a great example of subjective abstraction… and poetic. Because, as another artistic poet states, Ai Wei Wei, “(…) the poetry serves to keep our intellect in the previous state to rationality. It takes us to a pure sense of contact with our feelings”. And this is precisely what we have with Astrid´s paintings, pure feeling. But not the expression of feelings “as experienced in real life, but those feelings imaginatively lived, in that level where reality and unreality merge”. The feeling of the artist is, no doubt, in a work she claims to gestate in a fun and spontaneous way, hoping it will be the personal experience of each one, their personal baggage, which guides the reading of her acrylics. She yearns for each piece to communicate with the viewer, to “say” something without being mediated, appeal to the ability of each eye to interpret and find out what happens in each canvas and, better yet, what it provokes in each one. There is no conceptual basis to guide the work, because she is not a fan of explanatory texts but, although the titles are of a calculated vagueness, she cannot help but bring with them significant clues that, like it or not, will affect that particular and nontransferable immersion. Many artists are not interested in what their work may provoke in the viewer. This is not the case. For Astrid, to know what impressions, ideas or feelings her paintings have provoked, becomes essential.


Born in Mexico City. She has participated in more than 50 solo exhibitions and international group shows.


Artist´s Webpage


Art Fairs and Biennials

2019 KIAF, South Korea




2018 KIAF, South Korea

2018 Art Marbella, Spain

2018 Art New York, USA

2017 Scope Miami, USA

2017 Art New York, USA

2017 LA Art Show,USA.

2016 Art Marbella, SPAIN

2015 New York Art Expo, USA

2015 Biennial of Florence,  Italy

Solo exhibitions

2023 “Penelope´s Odyssey”, Stoa Gallery, Málaga, Spain

           -“Other directions”, Herraiz Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2022 “The Sleep of Reason”, STOA Gallery, Spain

2020 “The clothesline”, STOA Gallery, Spain

2019 “Pillars”, STOA Gallery, Spain

2017 “Single Word”, STOA Gallery, Spain

2017 “ Colos”, Herraiz Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2016 “Pareidolia”, STOA Gallery, Spain

2015 Diégesis, Aura Galerias, México D.F.

2014 Color Index, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, México D.F.

2013 Abstractus, Galería Carlos Misrachi, México D.F.

2012 -Tendedero, BAR Gallery at Willesden Green, Londres, Inglaterra.

          -Contraseña, Galería Carlos Misrachi, México D.F.

2011 – Interpretaciones, Galeria DRT, Querétaro, Qro.

          -Ritmos Intemporales, Galería Carlos Misrachi, México D.F.

2010 Diálogo entre Colores, Galería Carlos Misrachi, México D.F.

2007 Intuitio, Casa Vallarta, Universidad de Guadalajara, Jal.

2006 Ruta 1106, Foro de Arte y Cultura, Guadalajara, Jal.

2005 Astrid Sommer, Galería Factor Arte,Guadalajara, Jal.

Exposiciones Colectivas – selección

2014 -Femenine reunion, Stoa Gallery,  Spain

          – Manos por México, Museo Franz Mayer, México, D.F.

2011 -International Show , Caelum Gallery , New York, NY.

          – Corazoles, Centro Cultural Universitario, Puebla,Pue.

           – Rojo Red, Galería Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

2007- Rojo Red, Galería Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

          – XIII Salón de la Foto, Centro de Arte Moderno de Guadalajara, Jal.

2006 -Salón de Octubre, Ex Convento del Carmen, Gdl, Jal.

          – Festival de la Gráfica, Museo de las Artes Populares, Guadalajara, Jal.

          – Salón de la Estampa, C. de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Jal.

           -Lessedra World Art Print, Lessedra Gallery, Sofía, Bulgaria

           – Casiopea, Revista de Arte, Colegio de Jalisco, Gdl, Jal.

           – Salón de la Fotografía, Centro de Arte Moderno, Gdl, Jal.

            – Puertas Abiertas al Arte, M. Regional de Guadalajara, Jal.

             -Influencia Europea en Guadalajara, Museo del Periodismo, Guadalajara, Jal.

2005 -Salón de la Estampa, Centro de Arte Moderno, Gdl, Jal.

           -Tango Fusion, Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, Florida.

           – Quiero ver Sangre, Ex Convento del Carmen, Gdl, Jal.

2004- Dos Buriles no se pican, Torre de los Grillos, Gdl, Jal.

          – Art Around the World, Piag Museum, Miami, Florida

2003 Nuevos Grabadores Tapatíos, Museo Regional de Tecolotlán, Jalisco

2001 -Tradiciones Mexicanas, Cámara de Comercio de Gdl, Jal.

           -Expresarte, World Trade Center, México D.F.

           – Suma Pictórica, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Jal.

2000 Jarco, Jalisco Arte Contemporáneo, Cámara de Comercio de Guadalajara, Jal.

1998 Colectiva de Navidad, Galería Clave 13, Gdl, Jalisco

1997 Forma del Color, I.M.S.S., México D.F.

Bienal / Premios

2007 Premio Nacional de Pintura Atanasio Monroy

2006 Premio Nacional de Pintura Atanasio Monroy

2005 Bienal Alfredo Zalce




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