Alejandro Garcia Contreras

Born in Tapachula Chiapas Mexico. Alejandro's work is a mix of painting, sculpture, photo, video, and graphic.

Alejandro Garcia Contreras (Chiapas, Mexico) His artistic practice is characterized by the experimentation and dialogue between different materials and technical resources .Through his art projects, he explores topics inspired by contemporary pop culture, folklore, classical myths, occultism and religions.

The theme of death, under its different forms, states and significations, is ubiquitous in his art practice.

The Whore of Babylon
Ceramic, metal, glass, mirrors.
19 cm x 16 cm x 16 cm
2012
Private collection. Mexico City.

The Whore of Babylon or "Babylon the Great" is a Christian allegorical figure of evil mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Her full title is given as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth."
The Whore is associated with the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation by connection with an equally evil kingdom. (The word "Whore" can also be translated as "Idolatress".
The Whore's apocalyptic downfall is prophesied to take place in the hands of the beast with seven heads and ten horns. There is much speculation within Christian eschatology on what the Whore and Beast symbolize as well as the possible implications for contemporary interpretations.

The “great whore”, of the biblical book of Revelation is featured in chapters 17 and 18. Many passages define symbolic meanings inherent in the text.

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