Herbert Baglione "Obituary" @ FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico CityJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Our very good friend, Herbert Baglione, who was the cover of our Brazil issue in 2009, will be opening a new solo show, Obituary, with the team down in Mexico City who runs both FIFTY24MX and Juxtapoz Latin America. As you know, for over the past 10 years, Baglione has become of the Brazil's leading contemporary artists, working both in street murals, installation, and fine art, with traits that illuminate existential dilemmas and the perils of modernity and isolated urban life. Phew, we got heavy.
From the gallery: (Baglione's) use of phrases in calligraphy and characters distort, stretch, and twist to reflect upon our worship of the ego in our society. Herbert has begun to experiment with photography, video and installation making introspective transform discourse variously presenting their work in galleries and museums in Colombia, Brazil, Europe and the United States.