Luis Gal was born and raised in Mexico City, and received his artistic training in France. However, Gal has now returned to work in Mexico. The artist learned the painting technique of encaustic during his time in France. This very old technique uses cold wax mixed with pigment, and was popularized in the Renaissance. Not many artists today use this medium, but Luis Gal has found a way to make it relevant to the quality and texture of his Mexican landscapes. He provides an interesting take on landscape because he avoids the typically saturated, tropical Latin American colors. Instead, he is more interested in the sophisticated play of light, which is one clue to his training in France where the influence of the Impressionists still holds sway. Gal takes us on a journey through a new side of Mexico with the soft and dreamlike environments that he creates.