Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sincretismo POP

One of the most iconic Mexican traditions is "El día de Muertos" or Day of the Dead, in which people make altars to venerate their late loved ones.
The whole concept is fascinating and incredibly rich in visual terms.
There is a mix of decorated paper, bright yellow flowers, food (pan de muerto) candles, decorated sugar skulls, photos, and things that the dead person used to like.

Having been in recent days to the International Contemporary Art Fair in Zürich, must have awoken some spirits in me.

By making use of recycled paper and a copy of Warhol prints of Marilyn Monroe, I made my first altar -a personal interpretation- and hopefully one that they would have liked.