Julio Galan | the artist
The artist Julio Galan
Born Dec 5 1959, Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico.
Died Aug 4 2006, , .
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Paintings and biography
Galan's painting recreates several worlds. On one hand, the recovery of the Mexican tradition, its history, its popular art, its bright and meaningful colours. On the other, the artist's own universe: his fears, sexuality,myths and deepest desires. All this presented from a contemporary point of view, not without irony and humour.
Works and essay
Octavio Paz once called the culture south of the border a mosaic, a broken mirror. Mexican artist Julio Galans latest show, El Oro Poderoso, is full of the sort of narcissism that might be called mythic. With an expert eye for unsettling kitsch, Galan lets his beastly little id run riot, settling with equal comfort into the attitudes of both boy and girl, like an unsupervised child in a wardrobe…