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Pinturas Perdidas, 2017-2018

Lost Paintings, 2017
plaster fresco paintings and C-print on concrete cast
variable dimensions (1:1 scale based on original murals)


Series of paintings that reproduce in a 1:1 scale only the missing parts of 10 historic murals from Mexico city's oldest temple Santa Teresa la Antigua (now a Contemporary Art Museum, Museo ExTeresa) that where forgotten and damaged through centuries. For the making of each painting a study was developed in order to know the original pigments that are present in the murals, returning the material as well as the image components, constructing a new image on it’s own.

Exhibitions:

"Réplicas: Apuntes sobre historia material" (Replicas: notes on material history), Museo ExTeresa, 2017.

Invited painters for exhibition painting sessions: Manuela Romo & Eric Valencia.
With the support and collaboration of Nathaniel Cano, restorer and art historian, and José Luis Ruvalcaba, coordinator of the National Laboratory of Science for the Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, LANCIC, IF, UNAM.