Mixed Media, Paper and Acrylic on Canvas
30” width x 40” height x 1.5” depth
(Rod Steiger) "Hey, what kind of trouble you in?"
(Unnamed) "Oh, we fought a revolution in Ireland."
(Rod Steiger) "A revolution? Seems to me the revolutions are all over the world. You know, they're like the crabs. We had a revolution here. When it started, all the brave people went in it, and what it did to them was terrible." - Rod Steiger as Juna Miranda, Duck You Sucker! Directed by Sergio Leone, United Artists, 1972.
El Cyber Charro is inspired by (1) Mexican Charros (Mexican horse riders in traditional dress); (2) the Mexican Revolution; and (3) sci-fi fantasy.
The artist’s father was a Mexican charro with Antonio Aguilar’s rodeo in the late 1960s.
A Mexican freedom fighter steps through a space-time portal wielding a handgun in anticipation of the future. He wears both traditional Mexican attire, like the blue neck tie and sombrero, as well as elements of a suit inspired by the television series Star Trek. As he steps through the portal, he is momentarily split. We can see part of his ribs and bandolero and bullets.
Fluorescent textures represent the overlap between analog and digital screens.
The work explores how we carry pieces of nostalgia with us as we move from the past to the future.
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