This Friday October 16th is the opening of Lethal, a new solo show by Argentinian painter and architect Francisco M Diaz aka Pastel at Galería Balneario in Querétaro, Mexico.
Lathal will be presenting a new body of work based on Pastel’s signature imagery characterized by symbolic elements such as arrowheads and local flora and establishing a dialogue between our human nature and surroundings.
About the show:
(1575-85) Latin: lētālis, equivalent to lēt (um) death + -ālis – al
When we speak of lethality, we speak mainly of: actions, products and the phenomena provoked (or not) of high probability and effectiveness at the moment of inducing death upon a living being.
There is no difference in values between nature and humans. This is the only commonality between those two, and the social chaos is the interpretation of differentiating these terms. Modern society change the meaning of “living” in its purest form, to the dilemma of what it is to “live and survive”. The static presence of lethal, poisonous flora as symbolism in this society, is used a medium to question the identity and meaning of man and place, public and private, caused by many diverse factors. – Pastel
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