Bigindicator

Mijal zachs

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Tsunami Mood, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 60 X 60 Cms
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Here comes the light, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 80 X 80 Cms
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Colinabo, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 80 X 80 Cms
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vulcano, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 80 X 80 Cms
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Camuflage view, 2000 Acrylic On Printed Canvas 160 X 180 Cms
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Camuflage view 2, 2000 Acrylic On Printed Canvas 120 X 120 Cms
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Camuflage view 3, 2000 Acrylic On Printed Canvas 120 X 120 Cms
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camouflage, 1999 Acrylic On Printed Canvas 120 X 120 Cms
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No somos nadie (we are nobody), 2004 Installation
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Bidimensional pompoms, 2012 Acrylic On Printed Canvas 60 X 60 Cms
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A single moment, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 80 X 80 Cms
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Spring, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 20 X 20 Cms
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Columnas, 2004 Mixed Media Installation
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No somos nadie , 2005 Mixed Media Installation
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Organo, 2012 Mixed Media Installation
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flowers, 2003 Acrylic On Canvas 50 X 120 Cms
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organic flow, 2012 Mixed Media On Canvas 60 X 60 Cms
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The begining of a mood, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 20 X 20 Cms
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untitled, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 60 X 60 Cms
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circle, 2016
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esmeraldas, 2016
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Cristal, 2016 Acrylic, Printed Fabric On Canvas 120 X 80 Cms
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Implosion, 2016 Acrylic, Printed Fabric On Canvas 90 X 120 Cms
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Aleph, 2016.07
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Pink, 2016 Acrylic, 3d Paint And Yarn On Canvas 100 X 120 Cms
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yellow/black, 09/16 Acrylic, Yarn On Canvas 140 X 100 Cms
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Unknown, 2016
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Hello stranger, Nov 2016 Mixed Media On Canvas 79 X 59 Cms
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Invisible, Dec 2016 Acrylic, Gesso, Printed Fabric And Wood On Canvas 43 X 50 Cms
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No. 1, 2017 Pompons On Wood 42 X 47 X 45 Cms
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No.2, 2017 Pompons On Wood 42 X 53 X 47 Cms
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Wall, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas And Yarn 170 X 100 Cms
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Ruins, 2017.05 Acrylic On Canvas 120 X 120 Cms
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Golden mind, 2017 Acrylic, Sequins And Yarn On Canvas 80 X 180 Cms
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The tree of life, 2017 Turkish Coffee, Marker On Paper 120 X 80 Cms
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Tree of life, 2017 Turkish Coffee, Marker On Canvas 120 X 80 Cms
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mexico City
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Mexico City
Works in
Mexico City
Schools
Escuela nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado "La esmeralda", 1999, degree
Universidad Comlutense de Madrid, 2004, masters
Tags
figurative, mixed-media, installation, landscape, modern
Statement

My work is a tautological investigation on painting. I started it while reflecting on the representation and simulation of reality, transforming the pictorical realm with the strategies of camuflage. Here, painting is not part of the context, but it's rather created as the support and is mediated by the interlocutor – the observer. The painting moves seducing the canvas and, as it advances, it copies itself in a mimetic manner and it represents itself as if it were a reflection. The mirror reproduces in a game of viewing, pretending to see itself but being someone else; a subtle vail that faces its condition of mask, guiding us towards reality....or maybe not.

Through this investigation I have found different surroundings: from fabrics with given patterns, to tapistries, papers and woods. All of them have relinquished to me their condition and I have established with them a dialogue. The painting, loyal to its author, creates new strategies as it progresses and it developes through roads that intersect with each other and deliniate new trails. Its discourse moves forward with the “I” being “the other.” When I intervene without hiding the fabric's pattern, I develope an equilibrium that creates the ilusion of what is and what was, thus producing a space of ambiguity of forms, where the designs become riddles. It's a space open to interepretation that makes one believe that what exists is what we see, but there is something more which is intangible, it is hidden, or it stands in the middle, in its proper place.

The purpose of my work is to create the appearance of a suspended space: a hiding place for my intervention, where the given pattern is presend but it does not dominate, so that it can provoke confusion in the observer.

Simulation, alteration, similarity and diference are concepts always present in my pictorical positing. Disguise and camouflage impregnate the fabric and submerge themselves in the eyes of the observer, projecting images that distract the the act of observation into the interior of the painting.