Mexico City, Paseo de la Reforma #51 Bosque de ChapultepecMap
Man’s influences are both classical and contemporary elements, so he brings forward iconographic references from Western art while creating his own. Through the use of a non-linear narrative, he is able to blend and dilute the lines between past and present, fiction and reality.
The Chandler gathers a series of portraits of an anonymous seated, genderless and decapitated person, a subtle reference to Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando about a poet who changes sex, from man to woman. The title, for its part, refers to the medieval term used to designate the person in charge of cutting the tip of a candle so as to light it. And as in most of Man’s series of paintings, it alludes to a historical reference, in this particular case to the Greek Acephalous.