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Huxley-Parlour are pleased to present La Cucaracha, new photographs by South African artist Pieter Hugo. A multifaceted study of place, the series includes a mix of individual portraits, landscapes, and still lifes, and explores death, sexuality and spirituality in Mexico.

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This latest body of work is the result of four trips to Mexico by Hugo over a period of two years. During these trips Hugo travelled to the industrialised zone of Mexico City, the desert of Hermosillo and the mountainous regions of Ixtepec and San Crisobel. The resulting photographs – a mix of individual portraits, vibrant and visceral landscapes, interior studies and still lifes – present a …

This latest body of work is the result of four trips to Mexico by Hugo over a period of two years. During these trips Hugo travelled to the industrialised zone of Mexico City, the desert of Hermosillo and the mountainous regions of Ixtepec and San Crisobel. The resulting photographs – a mix of individual portraits, vibrant and visceral landscapes, interior studies and still lifes – present a multifaceted study of place.

‘Mexico has a particular ethos and aesthetic; there is an acceptance that life has no glorious victory, no happy ending. Humour, ritual, and a strong sense of community and an …

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