Dr. Lakra (Mexico)
Jerónimo López Ramírez, better known as Dr. Lakra, creates irreverent and provocative images that transgress established norms and take the viewer to the border between attraction and repulsion. His work is distinguished by interventions with painting and drawing made directly on posters, erotic magazines and postcards, but also includes tattoo, mural painting, collage and sculpture. Through these different media, Lakra explores his interest in anthropology and ethnography with which he documents his fascination with taboos, fetishes, myths and rituals of different cultures. Fervent collector of objects, Dr. Lakra conceives the search for materials and images as an essential aspect of his work. His compositions combine historical references and contemporary images, interspersed with religious iconography and allusions to popular culture. The way in which he juxtaposes these elements reveals both a great knowledge of the history of art and a subversive sense of humor. Dr. Lakra dismantles and disturbs the dominant ideologies to question what is considered civilized or barbaric, right or wrong, "high culture" or folklore.
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