Solo show
Alice Gallery
Brussels, Belgium
September 9th – October 9th, 2011

Transmutación Intercontinental (Intercontinental Transmutation)

Mexico and Peru are two countries with a great ancient culture. Once again destiny gave me the opportunity to visit these fantastic places, and to appreciate their popular culture, an explosion of colors and of course the joy of their people. As a result, I became captivated by the ancient world and for the first time, pre-Hispanic cultures. In

In Mexico, I was able to meet the Wixárika or wixáricas who are also known as Huichol. They are a majority group in Tepic and most of Nayarit, and inhabit the west of central Mexico in the Sierra Madre Occidental primarily in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit as well as parts of Durango and Zacatecas. I became enchanted with traditional Huichol art which groups together both traditional and more recent innovations into their artisanal crafts and folklore. These people and the places they inhabit represent magic, color, music, dance, ancient chants, respect and reverence for Mother Earth. Walking through the deserts immersed in a transcendental journey, new horizons opened up in the midst of a world of color and silence. After a few months, I went to Peru. This was the second time I visited this country, and this time I went north, spending time in different regions that had very little in common with the bustling capital, Lima. For some time I had been interested in the pre-Inca cultures that until then I knew nothing about. These were the cultures that gave birth to the Inca state and left behind a great archaeological trail allowing us to appreciate their prolific knowledge of different artistic and architectural disciplines. Using various mediums including some very large

After a few months, I went to Peru. This was the second time I visited this country, and this time I went north, spending time in different regions that had very little in common with the bustling capital, Lima. For some time I had been interested in the pre-Inca cultures that until then I knew nothing about. These were the cultures that gave birth to the Inca state and left behind a great archaeological trail allowing us to appreciate their prolific knowledge of different artistic and architectural disciplines. Using various mediums including some very large

Using various mediums including some very large formats, Nuevo Mundo (“New World”), reflects upon these two very different yet at the same time, very connected experiences. Experiences which led me to a new dimension in which I was able to discover new shapes and symbols expanding my artistic worldview.