URBANITY AND MYSTICISM AT LABOR GALLERY
Mexican LABOR art gallery opens this afternoon Cenote, the fourth solo exhibition that Pablo Vargas Lugo (1968) will hold in this space. On this occasion, the Mexican artist immerses himself in the social imaginary of his country, appropriating esoteric and ritual elements for its later materialization.
At of Lugo's work, he makes use of geological contexts, cultural signs and distant material processes, articulating them all to give rise to a new scenario, always had an enigma and mysticism. In the case of Cenote, the space of the gallery becomes a representation of the caverns of the Mexican southeast: the space is overturned, but at the same time it becomes the portal of an underground world, the conscience.
This underground world created by Lugo consists of an iron cover (referring to the sewers of any city) that coexists with plates of cast bronze with fragmentary drawings inscribed. Also, all these designs, including the portal that leads to drainage, are inspired by mandalas and thangkas.
The exhibition of Lugo, composed of an urban and mystical mixture, opens this afternoon and will be exhibited in the LABOR gallery until November 17.