Untitled (Vea) , 2011 - Dr. Lakra
About the Work
About Untitled (Vea)
Dr Lakra creates a tension between the beauty of the subject in a vintage print and the new "tattoos" that he has penned onto her skin. Her mysterious, faraway gaze is subverted and made grotesque by the addition of a ...Read More
Dr Lakra creates a tension between the beauty of the subject in a vintage print and the new "tattoos" that he has penned onto her skin. Her mysterious, faraway gaze is subverted and made grotesque by the addition of a Kiss mask and a body sleeve, which Dr Lakra inks on her likeness as if the paper of the canvas is a human skin.Read Less
About the Artist
About Dr. Lakra
Mexican-born Dr. Lakra (Jerónimo López Ramírez) is a renowned tattoo artist based in Oaxaca. Under his pseudonym, loosely translating as "Dr. Delinquent ...Read More
Mexican-born Dr. Lakra (Jerónimo López Ramírez) is a renowned tattoo artist based in Oaxaca. Under his pseudonym, loosely translating as "Dr. Delinquent," he draws over vintage printed materials and found objects rather than skin, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores, and Japanese sumo wrestlers. His gallery installations are cabinets of curiosities featuring intricate wall paintings of beautiful women, indigenous statues and deities, collages crafted from vintage magazines penned and inked by the artist, human-like insect heads encased in vitrines, dolls that have been transformed into gang members, and images of pin-up girls with full tattoo sleeves. Using traditional tattoo iconography as well as a free hand drawing style, Dr. Lakra brings energy to every page, canvas, or object that he floods with paint and ink.
Dr. Lakra was the subject of a solo exhibition earlier this year at the Drawing Center in New York, which followed a show of his work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2010. He has exhibited widely throughout Mexico, the United States, and Europe at venues such as the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Oaxaca, Mexico; Tate Modern, London, England; Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, NY; Galerie Chantel Crousel in Paris, France; and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York, NY.
DescriptionArchival inkjet print.
AuthenticationSigned and numbered by the artist on recto.
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