Sublevación, despué sde Ximeno y Planes (reconstrucciónn), 2015-2018
In 2015 I started looking for any records of a mural that was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1845, "Sublevación de los Indios del Pueblo del Cardonal" by Rafael Ximeno y Planes.
In 2017, after locating the only sketch that exists of the image (Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL, Cd. de México; with the help and coordination to locate and document of curators Sofia Carrillo and Pedro Ortíz) and developing a material study of the original palette, the mural was reconstructed below the orginal place where it existed many centuries ago, painting it again in collaboration with two invited painters (artist Manuela Romo & Eric Valencia), for which we used the closest to the original pigments and techniques but reproducing the incompleteness of the sketch and the distortion of the bidimensional documentation.
In 2018, the image was completed, appearing slowly into the space again after 4 months of work open to the public, as a slow painting performance that involved time and dialogue as part of it's process.