Alejandro Garcia Contreras

Alejandro Garcia Contreras

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Biography

Alejandro García Contreras’ work is based on a complex imagery, where Chiapas artisanal production, colonial art, cartoons and pop comics, folklore, mythology and his personal history come together. Just as the creative resources are diverse, so is the materiality of his projects, as they fuse ceramics, graphics, painting and other artistic resources. This combination of elements results in suggestive forms in which the viewer can explore the divine and the evil, the magical, the erotic, the feminine and various taboo dimensions from his or her own unconscious, thus discovering a new sense of divinity through contemporary idols.

Garcia Contreras studied Visual Arts at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and engraving ENPEG / La Esmeralda. In 2016 he was invited to the Casa Wabi residency program the same year he started the art residency “Dedazo” in Carrillo Puerto, Chiapas. In the last few years, his work has received worldwide feedback and has exhibited with various Japanese, European, Mexican, and U.S based galleries.