Alvaro Sánchez

Guatemala, Guatemala

Alvaro Sánchez is a self taught graphic artist based in Guatemala city, His work is based on what he likes to call digital collage using...

SANCHEZ AT A TABLE! COLLECTIVE SHOW ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE GUATEMALA JULY 2013

Hello friends just sharing the recent exhibition i took part, i was invitied by the Alliance Française of Guatemala to take part of the Semain de la France, in the exhibition A Table!. it was a exhibition about the table and food, pretty much all the pieces in the exhibition were meant to be eatable i choose the idea of meat and all its implications, i wanted to explore the human Instinct for it the piece was a reflexion of how the human race is its own devourer and doesn´t matter if youre poor or rich or if you attend to an art exhibition, the whole idea of eat and devour its the same in every human being as a metaphor of our own inner cannibal it was impresive to see how the piece last like 5 minutes, and people didnt pay attention until the found in the wooden table the portraits of people that are no longer with us, like if you tear the flesh that its left from them, that is just one of the readings i wanted to give to the piece, ultimatly the performance was the people eating the meat, they gave to the piece its own life, i can say i was realley pleased to see the artwork works as i expected. As an extra data every artist work with a chef to make possible to eat the piece.

Until the next one!

Alvaro

A TABLE!
Alliance Française
HOMBRES QUE DEVORAN HOMBRES
(men devouring men)
4 wood tables for chopping meat 9.5 × 7¨inches
Alvaro Sánchez
Chef: Claudia Ixcoy
2013

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