Muchacho de la Sandía
Coventry rag 320gsm
Edition of 70
From the Artist:
For some reason, watermelons have always been depicted in Mexican art, perhaps because of their colors. They can be found, for example, in the paintings of Frida and Diego and in my childhood textbooks. So, I found it amusing to revisit that idea and create a sort of pin-up series of sensual boys savoring watermelons: a perfect way of talking about Mexican artists in Paris.
I was thrilled with the idea of a collaboration with the masters of silk-screen printing at Serio Press. The process of adapting the painting into a serigraph was fascinating. It took us several weeks of testing. Digitally, we included the black layer with details, which simulates the stroke of a pencil, a delicacy. In the end we used 12 inks.
From the studio:
Artist based in Mexico City, known for his drawings, paintings, and ceramics that explore the male body, the sexual desire as a creative impulse, and issues of gender and identity.
Inspired by classical painting, naïve art and porn, his images reveal scenes of men naturally engaged in their games and fantasies, from a fun perspective.