This summer Lisa Sette Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibit of the electrifying, philosophically-charged paintings of Claudio Dicochea: Forbidden Futures. This exhibition exemplifies the gallery’s intrepid commitment to challenging, compelling, and culturally pertinent artwork.
As a child in the border town of San Luis Río Colorado in Sonora, Mexico, Claudio Dicochea was fascinated by the comic books on sale at the local grocery. Dicochea’s work today are rollicking acrylic paintings that are influenced, and sometimes inspired, by science fiction, comic books, horror films, and popular music.
These paintings are compositionally structured upon 18th Century Colonial Casta paintings—faux-scientific ethnographic charts illustrating the results of genetic intermingling between the native people of the Americas and European settlers.
Dicochea’s paintings resemble fever dreams of cultural and historical mashups, as played out in a collective arena that is both universal and specific to the many narratives of Latin America enacted upon a global stage.
“Everyone is born somewhere. I’m not so interested in the idea of a shared origin, I’m interested in the idea of a shared destination." Claudio Dicochea
Lisa Sette Gallery is pleased to announce Claudio Dicochea's inclusion in the upcoming Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place exhibition at the Denver Art Museum. The show will include new works alongside four preexisting paintings from the museum’s Spanish Colonial art collection. Dicochea’s character/figure combinations aim to resonate with and broaden our sense of racialization. Exhibition on view February 19th through October 22th, 2017.
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