A Morpho butterfly may be one of over 80 species of the genus Morpho. Found mostly in South America as well as Mexico, many Morpho butterflies are colored in metallic, shimmering shades of blue and green. These colors are not a result of pigmentation but are an example of iridescence: the microscopic scales covering the Morpho's wings reflect incidental light repeatedly at successive layers.
The mural project for JAUS will be produced predominantly in gray scale colors using different layers as an optical form of representation of change and modification in the virtual spaces rendered on the wall.
The title Morpho, meaning changed or modified will be used as a metaphor for the project.
Anibal Catalan is an artist living and working in Mexico City. He received his BFA at The National School of Painting Sculpture and Printmaking "La Esmeralda" and also completed coursework in architecture at University of Anahuac. Recent exhibitions include the 1st Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, the 2nd MexiCali Biennial, XIV Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, and VIII Monterrey FEMSA Biennial.
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