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 WATCHTOWER AND THE HERALD OF PRESENCE’
(La Atalaya y el Heraldo de la Presencia)

In the exhibition “The Watchtower and the herald of presence” Alejandro García Contreras investigates and reinterprets biblical myths and mystic visions as a projection of the human unconscious. The artworks are made with a variety of mediums such as sculpture, collage, painting and drawing, which help to change the context of some of the notions explored in the work: the myth, the ritual and the religion.

García Contreras is appropriating tales and definitions used in Jewish and Christian traditions, or any religion, by reconsidering the function of the myths and mystic visions as conductors of the human unconscious. Ultimately, is trying to raise awareness on the importance of myths as a supporting structure for the coherence of a society, which prevents it from falling into hopelessness.

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"La Atalaya y el Heraldo de la Presencia" Alejandro García Contreras explora la reinterpretación del mito bíblico y de las visiones místicas como una proyección del inconsciente humano. Las obras en esta exposición están realizadas en diversos soportes: esculturas, collages, pintura y dibujo, lo que ayuda a cambiar de contexto ciertas nociones alrededor del mito, rito y religión.

García Contreras se apropia de estos relatos y las definiciones usadas en tradiciones religiosas como la judías y cristiana, replanteando la función de la mitología y las visiones místicas, como vehículos formadores del inconsciente humano, buscando generar una conciencia sobre la importancia del mito: soporte y eje que da coherencia a una sociedad para que esta no caiga en la desilusión.

PS Projectspace.
Amsterdam, Holanda.
2013

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