Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Art Walk Featuring "DIABLOS" by Victor Melendez.

¡Diablos! is a three-part composition of traditional Mexican masks, devils, and omnipresent spirits connected to being cursed. Inspired by Mexican muralists, the Day of the Dead, and the pageantry of costumes, Victor Meléndez uses bold black lines and vivid colors to capture the magic realism and religiosity of spellbinding masks. His printmaking background of layering ink on ink creates a mysterious quality hidden underneath each mask—a place where Meléndez hides the face, the human, the animal, the darkness. His work, reminiscent of a Day of the Dead altar, celebrates death, refuses to fear it, and feeds the souls of spirits who protect us in life.

Muertitos (“the little dead”) is a term of endearment used in Mexico to refer to deceased loved ones. In this collection of drawings, Victor Meléndez uses both magic and realism to celebrate traditions of Oaxaca and Veracruz in Southern Mexico. From everyday activities like walking a dog or dancing son jarocho to traditional customs like la rama or el portalito, Muertitos reveals glimpses of the vivid culture and rich heritage that heavily influence Mr. Melendez’s work. 

Diablo $250

Jaguar $45

Diablos $45

Calaca Cafe $80

Calaca y Peje $80

Bailador 1 $130

Diablo con Flamas $130

Bailador 2 $130

Holy Diablo $160

Diablo 1 $180

Bowie Creature $220

Diablo 2 $180

Santo Diablo $160

Diablo Santo $160

Rama $120
Portalito $120

Tehuano $120

Tehuana $120

Stickers, Linoleum prints and posters below are available in small quantities come by the shop before we sell out.  

Diablo stickers $3

Calaquita $10

Barbas $20

Diablo $15

Bowie Creature $35
Tigre $35

Agua $35

Calaca con pejelogarto $40

Calaca con Caguama $40

Sea Wolf $20

Tigre Fixi $20
For any more information on any of the pieces please contact us at 206-784-4761

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