The exhibition, consisting of a series of paintings and in situ installations that invite visitors to a surreal and futuristic journey into the parallel universe of Curiot’s alter ego, Xikatze. A body of work that certainly differs from what we have seen before.
According to the gallery, Act II, Volume IV: „Cascading Nebula” must be seen in a bigger context, as part of a visualized sci-fi story that involves several exhibitions and as a reflection of the way the artist identifies with his own culture, its ancient Gods and traditions which have influenced him since he was a child.
Act II, Volume IV: „Cascading Nebula” intends to introduce the visitors to an alternate reality that aims to bridge the gap between the real and the virtual. After Act I, that ended with a transcendent death-like experience for Curiot’s characters, Act II explores the idea of what comes after this transition, what kind of worlds you would travel to, the things you would eventually encounter or what lessons you might learn from the experience.
About the artist
Mexican painter and street artist Curiot was born deep into the Mayan jungle near the cascading spirits, in an unexplored section of the jungle. As a part of a small tribe named ‚Tlaltzotl‘ which can be translated as ‚guardians of the path‘ he was introduced to alternate realities from early on. Nevertheless he decided to go for a classic Fine Arts education at the Universidad Michoacana de S.N. Hidalgo where he graduated in 2008. Since then his paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout South America, the U.S. and Europe cooperating with notable galleries such as Thinkspace Gallery or FFDG Gallery. His paintings which distinguish themselves through an extraordinary use of strong colors, usually appear in a very psychedelic mood. By mixing abstracted ornamental and geometrical shapes he picks up ancient Mexican mythology and transfers these gods and spirits into a new modern, even futuristic looking scenario (source BC Gallery).
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