Montana Gallery Barcelona recently opened a group exhibition Barroco Mestizo featuring three South American artists, each representing different country – Inti (Chile), Jaz (Argentina), Saner (Mexico) and El Decertor (Peru).
For this show each artist created three pieces with an interesting and provocative idea based on the letter of the 16th century. It was a common practice in those days for Spanish colonists to ask indigenous people of South America to visually record the European culture without adding any creative input or any elements of their own tradition. These request usually wouldn’t have desired results, cause the works always represented parts of local culture and tradition blend around the new European setting. With Barroco Mestizo 4 artists did their take this 500 years old tradition, showing how their own styles and influences result when creating the same or similar themed image.
Check out more photos from the opening night after the jump, and stay tuned for more info on each of the artists coming soon.
Photo credit by Troballola