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El Brujo

Type:Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm on Musuem Natural Fine Art Paper
Size:17 x 17 Inches
Release:January 21, 2016
Run of:75
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch White Frame with UV glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.


"This piece belongs to a set I have been working on and it’s about how we can decontextualize international icons of the Mexican culture. That’s why I took the classic image of Mickey Mouse. I wanted to reconstruct his face making a personalized adaptation. That’s what happened with 'Halloween' or 'The Day of The Dead' in Mexico and the United States. Both countries re-adopted traditions from different perspectives. 'El Brujo' is a mystical character that can save people from some diseases whether it be physical, emotional or spiritual." - Saner

This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Saner and 1xRUN.

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ABOUT Saner:
Edgar Flores “Saner” is an artist, muralist, professor, illustrator & graphic designer. Raised by his parents in Mexico City and surrounded by rich color and tradition, Saner developed an interest in drawing and Mexican Muralism early on. “I visited Oaxaca a lot when I was growing up because my mother is from there, and certain traditions which they carried out there, really caught my attention.” He began expressing himself on paper and through graffiti art, later going on to earn a degree in graphic design from the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico.

His lively & humorous images of masked characters on public walls, found objects and other canvases are influenced by Mexican folklore, by color, mysticism, masks, and skulls. A mix of these lifelong interests and passions have led him to become the artist he is today. “The masks that I use are traditional masks from Mexico.” The jaguars, coyotes, skulls, and other recurrent characters appear in my work because that parallel world is the real self, the real face“. In his images, Saner rediscovers Mexican iconography while reinterpreting it, mixing the traditional with the Contemporary. With an unpretentious spirit, Saner expresses a fresh Mexican vision that freely wanders between graffiti art, graphic design, painting and drawing.

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