On September 7th, Horacio Quiroz’s show will open at Booth Gallery in New York, featuring 12 surreal new works on canvas and a large installation with 34 works on paper. Entitled Polarities, the stateside debut exhibition from the Mexican artist introduces his grotesque imagery to art fans in the US, a selection of tortured portraits that hint at the struggles within.
He further explains – “My work is a reflection on the human condition, linked intimately to my psychological and therapeutic evolution. I view the body as a mechanism that not only functions physiologically, but as an emotional vessel that contains our entire temporal and spiritual history. In this way, the body perceives matter and space, through which it learns to experience its own humanity.
Everything around us has a dual manifestation. We have day and night; good and evil; feminine and masculine, love and fear, etc. This is so obvious that it is taken for granted. Consequently everything, absolutely everything that exists, has to be composed of the duality of these opposites. In my work these apparently discordant forces are expressed in the flesh as a single dynamic unity.”
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