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de Iris y Lyn, la Lupe, la Tesorito, y la Akasha (of Iris and Lynn, the Lupe, the Treasured, and the Queen of the Damned), 2018

Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, transfer on wood
48 × 36 in
121.9 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,000 - 7,500
location
Phoenix
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Claudio Dicochea
Mexican
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Claudio Dichochea is best known for his contemporary take on “casta” (caste) paintings, a genre popularized in 18th-century colonial Mexico that was intended to record the new phenomenon of racial mixing in the New World. These portraits captured families arranged in sets from lightest-skinned (Spaniards) to darkest-skinned (African slaves and conquered Native Americans) reflecting the social hierarchy imposed by Spain on colonial society. In the same vein, Dichochea’s work explores, in his words, “how genealogy, sexual desire and poverty affect our own structuring of identity.” He bases each painting on an original casta, but replaces the original personages with archetypes from popular media, comics, and world history. He also inverts the Spanish convention of depicting a white man with a dark-skinned woman, raising questions about how the child of two stereotyped parents is to be perceived.

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Claudio Dicochea
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Claudio Dichochea is best known for his contemporary take on “casta” (caste) paintings, a genre popularized in 18th-century colonial Mexico that was intended to record the new phenomenon of racial mixing in the New World. These portraits captured families arranged in sets from lightest-skinned (Spaniards) to darkest-skinned (African slaves and conquered Native Americans) reflecting the social hierarchy imposed by Spain on colonial society. In the same vein, Dichochea’s work explores, in his words, “how genealogy, sexual desire and poverty affect our own structuring of identity.” He bases each painting on an original casta, but replaces the original personages with archetypes from popular media, comics, and world history. He also inverts the Spanish convention of depicting a white man with a dark-skinned woman, raising questions about how the child of two stereotyped parents is to be perceived.

de Iris y Lyn, la Lupe, la Tesorito, y la Akasha (of Iris and Lynn, the Lupe, the Treasured, and the Queen of the Damned), 2018

Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, transfer on wood
48 × 36 in
121.9 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,000 - 7,500
location
Phoenix
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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