Franco Fasoli JAZ – Choque @ Celaya Brothers Gallery

In his personal exhibition ‘Choque’ at Celaya Brothers Gallery, running through March 2nd, 2015, Argentine artist Franco Fasoli JAZ continues to explore the idea of confrontation and Latin American conflicts, a constant theme in recent years, through both painting and the latest technique that has caught his interest – collage, and this time with focus on the points of convergence between his native country and Mexico.

His fantastic hybrid characters, half men, half animals, are lacking a clear identity, finding themselves in a permanent state of tension, involved in contradictory situations regarding their beliefs and nature, but especially when experiencing the relationship with the other.

Therefore, violence, inequality, religion, mythology and popular rituals, the symbol of the mask and even football used as metaphor become important in defining one’s identity. The impact of European influence and culture on the indigenous people and the collision it implies also concerns the artist and may be a main cause of a long-term, seemingly unsolvable, conflict. However, the exhibition acts as a catalyst to initiate dialogue, an essential first step towards new perceptions and ways of seeing.

JAZ - Choque WIP

JAZ - El Choque / Detail

‘El Choque’ (detail)

Franco Fasoli JAZ - Madre

‘Madre’

JAZ - Padre

‘Padre’

JAZ - Naturaleza

‘Naturaleza’

JAZ - Los Unitarios Contra El Populismo

‘Los Unitarios Contra El Populismo’

JAZ - Bajo la misma identidad

‘Bajo la misma identidad’

JAZ - Yawar I

‘Yawar I’

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 JAZ - La Mutación

‘La Mutación’

JAZ- Choque

JAZ- Choque

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JAZ- Choque

JAZ- Choque

JAZ- Choque

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JAZ- Choque

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Images © Franco Fasoli JAZ / Celaya Brothers Gallery

Curated by: Gonzalo Álvarez

View exhibition catalog.

Find out more about JAZ in our interview with him, on his website, on FacebookInstagram and Flickr.

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