Sergio Chávez Hollar (b. 1987, Aguascalientes, Mexico and based in Oaxaca, Mexico) tackles questions of language and identity by exploring the possibilities inherent in a universe of symbolic forms which he primarily draws on Mesoamerican sources.
Sergio Chávez Hollar tackles questions of language and identity by exploring the possibilities inherent in a universe of symbolic forms. His work draws on Mesoamerican sources - symbols, glyphs, codices, lexicons, and other pre-Columbian elements - simultaneously subjecting them to modes of artistic expression more generally associated with contemporary life, such as matrices, stencils, and tagging.
In his most recent work, Chávez Hollar seeks to re-configure the image by subjecting it to a rigorous process of abstraction and fragmentation, and by employing compositional techniques of repetition, multiple points of view, and symmetry.