Samuel Guerrero

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The work of Samuel Guerrero addresses the spectrum of territory within distinct communities that gather around particular interests be they political, social and cultural. His work questions the processes of construction and deconstruction within classes, affect and the body. Through explorations of the spiritual and the scientific, Guerrero finds a space of coexistence where neither take absolute truth or privilege over the other.

Samuel Guerrero (Mexico City, 1997) lives and works in Mexico City. Recent solo exhibitions include LISTE with Lodos, Basel (2022); Desti ...

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Samuel Guerrero, Desecho del principio de estrellas para noches del fin de los tiempos, 2022. Acrylic and color pencil on canvas. 138 x 240 x 4 cm (54.33 x 94.48 x 1.57 in).
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Samuel Guerrero, Alto rendimiento, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 88 x 144 x 4 cm (34.64 x 56.69 x 1.57 in)
  • Installation view, Destino vas muy rápido, Lodos, Mexico City, 2021.
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“Destino vas muy rápido” (Fate you go too fast), a succinct, clever show consisting of three acrylic paintings, a large sculpture, and a short video centered on the idea of chasing a bright celestial body in the hopes of revelation. A white and red handmade parachute titled No caída libre (No free-fall) (2021) hung over the gallery’s ceiling, its strings attached to a modest sculpture of a shooting star made out of aluminium foil. She had landed but was not exactly what was promised – in the show, the star is a stand-in for westernised aspirations, the white universal, colonial know ...

  • Samuel Guerrero, Brazos robóticos labrando cultura, 2020. 3-D engraving on glass.
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In his exhibition “Observatorio” (Observatory), Samuel Guerrero dissects the pictorial and ideological convention of linear perspective, which was introduced to Mexico after Hernán Cortés’s conquest of the Aztec empire in 1519 and which continued to develop with the colonization of the Americas and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century imperialism. In the process of exploring beyond the bounds of this Western tradition, the artist imagines worlds that transgress linear time and technological determinism.

In the hologram video installation Oráculo para nuestros tiempos [Beso az ...