AlidaCervantes

发布日期:2020-06-13   作者:亚洲杯外围   已浏览: 101次

亚洲杯外围AlidaCervantes’paintingsreimaginetheperceivedboundariesuponwhichsocial,economic,andpoliticalconditionsremaincontingent.RaisedinthebordercityofTijuana,Mexico,theartist’shomeenvironmentinstilledfromanearlyageasenseofMexico’shierarchicalbinariesofrace,classandculture.Cervantes’vividhistoricalpaintingsmaskarealityinwhichsocialandpoliticaldisparitiesplayoutontwolevels,bothwithintheintimatesocialstructuresoftheartist’shomelifeandintheactualityofthepoliticalborderthatconstitutesanimpenetrablethresholdformanyMexicancitizens.ThecityofTijuanaprovidesthespringboardintoapainterlyinvestigationoftheactions,relationshipsandperceptionsofMexico’scross-culturalandmulti-ethnicsociety.

Cervantes’workexplorestheintricacyandintimacyofpowerusingpainterlydevisestocreateworksofsemi-narrativethataddressage-olddynamicsofdominanceandsubmission,anuncomfortableyetinescapablepartofhumannature.Thus,Cervantes’paintingsadoptastronglyMexicanculturaldiscourse,astheyareimplicatedwithinwidernarrativesofcolonialandpost-colonialrepresentation.Imagesofsecrecyandintrigue,transgressionandsubversion,astheyexistintheartist’simaginationbecomesitesfortheenactmentofmomentaryimpulsesandsexualiseddesires.ThecollisionofCatholic,indigenous,andAfricanreligiousaspectsisapparentthroughexpressionsofsin,guiltandsacrifice,astheymighthavebeenperformedinsomefantasticalplace.Cervantespaintingsplayfullyattempttore-rootindividualsinanalternativereality,fragmentarycharactersareimbuedwithmeaningfulagencyastheyrevoltagainstagrandnarrative.

InherseriesofpaintingsinspiredbyMexico’scastapaintingsoftheseventeenthandeighteenthcentury,Cervantes’imaginestheSpanishcolonialcastesysteminMexicowithitsstrictracialtaxonomiesandhierarchies.Herengagementwiththisdistinctracialmake-upinvitestheviewertore-imaginecolonialexperiencebyemphasisingthedeliberateerasureofblackbodiesfromhistory.Spain’sconquestandsubsequentcolonisationofMexicoisanimatedbyanovertvulgarity(Matadora,2011),whileotherpaintingsskewrepresentationstocomplicateclassicalandabstractformations.Theunfoldingnarrativeofdomination,subjugation,andsubmissionbetweenindividualsplaysoutthrougharangeoffigurativescenariostaintedbysexandviolence.Scenesofmalecastrationandbloodyrevengethattypifytheartist’stongue-in-cheekapproachtopainting(HorizonteEnCalma,2011)revealthepoliticsofMexico’sincreasinglyhybridisedidentities.