Nacho López, Mexican photographer in the spirit of urban performance, a reference that modified the vision of reality in this first photographic exhibition by Dr. Alderete (Argentina, 1971), an internationally renowned illustrator based in Mexico City.
A Ritual from primitive cultures to our present, a sequence of activities, words, gestures, objects, dances or masks that abstract us from everyday life and connect us with altered universes.
To insistently disrupt and twist reality as a leitmotif, vertical prints that take us back to the natural format of the illustrated poster of Sci-Fi and horror films. Playfully expanding the possibilities of photographic printing by enhancing its more graphic sense from anaglyph, lenticular, silkscreen prints/images, or the stochastic weaving as a material visuality provoking experience-spectacle.ritual masks of African, Polynesian and Mexican influences scattered in Mexico City as a city, identifiable scenery.
Echoes of an alternate fifties past where all those portrayed here are integrated into the space and seem to be natural inhabitants of a shared imaginary, from stroke to gesture, from gesture to stroke, a natural terrain for this visual creator who confronts the photographic image to generate a peculiar photographic universe, the captivating universe of Dr. Alderete.
Gerardo Montiel Klint
Argentina, Mexico. In his already extensive career as a designer and illustrator, he has also collaborated as a freelance animator for several television stations, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Fox Channel and Once TV.
He is the founder, together with Juan Moragues, of the record label Isotonic Records, specialising in instrumental rock. He has been part of the musical group Sonido Gallo Negro since 2010, as a thereminist and live illustrator during the shows.
He has designed more than 100 album artworks for bands from all over the world, including Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Andrés Calamaro and Daniel Melero (Argentina), Lost Acapulco, Twin Tones (Mexico) and Los Straitjackets (USA). He has published several books, among them: Yo soy un don nadie, (Black Cat Bones), Sonorama (Ed. La Caja de Cerillos), Otro Yo (Acapulco Ediciones). In 2014 he published his first graphic novel Black is Beltza (Bang ediciones) and other books in Colombia (Rey Naranjo), Argentina (Moebius editores) and Japan (RocketMusic). Since 2015 he has been a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). And that same year he made the tour La Salvación with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs drawing live during the band's shows.
DR ALDERETE'S WORK
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