From the Press Release
kurimanzutto presents the first solo show by Dr. Lakra (Jerónimo López) at the gallery. The show is a wall drawing that expands throughout 360 degrees of the space.
The visual field is saturated by innumerable stylistic references ‘from female African figures, Japanese characters, scientific, medical and anthropological illustrations of the nineteenth century, to ‘porn’ photonovels, images in record covers, film scenes, publicity found in vintage magazines, and graffiti’ mixing to conform an absolute image, where minimal landscapes camouflage behind the close-ups of exposed sexes, contorted faces, and signs of various body fluids. Heterogeneity extend to the use of materials ‘ink, acrylic paint, pastel, and graphite pencil’ with which Dr. Lakra obtains a multiplicity of drawing qualities.
Dr. Lakra merges graphic elements from the representations of the history of modern science and ‘high culture’, religious symbolism, and pop icons, producing a total atmosphere in which the viewer becomes embedded, and his/her gaze gets trapped.