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GRÁFICA AMÉRICA

Mar. 3 — Sept. 1, 2019

Taller la Chicharra,  Oaxaca, Mexico  Ángel , 2019, Woodcut, 30 x 22 inches, Courtesy of the artist

Taller la Chicharra, Oaxaca, Mexico
Ángel, 2019, Woodcut, 30 x 22 inches, Courtesy of the artist

 

ALAN ALTAMIRANO
(Mexico, b. 1988)

Known as Mk Kabrito, Alan Altamirano is a Oaxacan printmaker and founder of Taller Gráfica La Chicharra (Cicada Graphic Workshop, est. 2014) and Taller Oaxaca Gráfico (Oaxaca Graphics Workshop, est. 2016) and co-founder of the collective studio Galería Gabinete Gráfico (Graphic Cabinet Gallery, est. 2011). Ángel is representative of the large scale woodcuts he produces where women are portrayed as embodiments of the divine feminine. Embedded in geometric webs and organic patterns made up of natural elements as well as symbols related to Zapotec cosmoloty and the Oaxacan landscape, Altamirano uses the female figure to explore the finite and ephemeral nature of human existence. His prints have been exhibited throughout Mexico, the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Argentina, and Cuba.Antonio Alcaraz Mira is Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Department of Drawing at the Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia. In 2018, Alcaraz was one of twelve Spanish artists included in Breaking the Wall, a cultural exchange project organized by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. His mixed media works synthesize photo-based prints with etched acrylic, paintings on canvas, and aluminum sheets and document the abandoned industrial architecture of the ports, train stations, assembly plants and warehouses of northern Spain. Alcaraz has been in a number of individual and group exhibitions throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico, Chile and Taiwan and he is currently represented by Cánem Galería in Castellón de la Plana, Spain.