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    With an evocative graphic style that is reminiscent of the balanced equilibium that characterizes modernism, Spanish artist David Angulo brings t… Read More
    With an evocative graphic style that is reminiscent of the balanced equilibium that characterizes modernism, Spanish artist David Angulo brings to life a hybrid synthesis of rectilinear and curved shapes that are directly linked to the essence of the pre-hispanic tocapu graphic style. In doing so, Angulo re-stages ancestral geometric design, offering us a fresh, contemporary perspective that pays tribute to the vibrant chromatic charafter of legendary chicha poster art, and the technical imperfections that make it a unique and distinctive genre-and one which, due to its ubiquitous presence throughout the urban landscape; offers us a locally-relevant and explosive expression of modernity. The graphic motifs that Angulo has selected for re-interpretation are the most readily recognizable themes, signs and semaphores that are omnipresent in the Peruvian imagination and imaginary. They are, therefore, those that are also the most susceptible to being shared as global and universally identifiable icons---but with a twist: stylized llamas, traditional Cusqueñas checking messages on their mobile phones, or criss-crossed lines that harken popular religious motifs. As graphic devices that link the ancestral to the contemporary, the Chichapu realizes a unique cultural and artistic link that seeks to integrate the best of two worlds in a single vision. And if Angulo has opted to exploit the uni-dimensionality and simplicity of a modernist linear style, it is because it is that which depicts in the most exemplary manner that higher ground where Western artistic abstraction and prehispanic depictions achieve an encounter and establish a dialogue. A discourse which, from time in memoriam, brings together and places in movement the outermost realms of our world and its history. Rodrigo Quijano. Curator. Read Less
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