Barroco Mestizo @ Montana Gallery Barcelona
For the first time, four amazing Latin American artists – Franco Fasoli – JAZ (Argentina), recently interviewed, INTI (Chile), Saner (Mexico) and Decertor (Peru) – were invited for a group exhibition at Montana Gallery Barcelona.
Entitled Barroco Mestizo (Mestizo meaning a person of combined European and Native American descent), the exhibition takes us back to the 16th century, when it often happened that Europeans would commission local artists to accurately represent and produce, under strict rules, a certain piece, without any creative input. However, they never reached the desired result, as it would naturally be filtered through the artist’s own perspective. So there was always a mix between the trending baroque art and the indigenous elements.
Inspired by the story of the mestizo artists, for the show, JAZ, INTI, Saner and Decertor repeated the practice as it was 500 years ago, revealing their own vision.
The exhibition can be visited until August 30th, 2014.
Decertor – Virgen de los Dolores
INTI – Nuestro Norte es el Sur
INTI – Sed de oro
JAZ – Arcabuceros 1
JAZ – Arcabuceros 2
Saner – La Virgen del Guerrero
Saner – Cruzando las tinieblas
Update: Here are three of the artists – INTI, JAZ and Saner, talking about the exhibition and their work.
Thank you to Montana Gallery Barcelona for the images.