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Gerardo Garduño

Born and raised in Mexico City in 1978, Gerardo creates black and white drawings, or colorful paintings. He explores compositions found in all different levels of traditional Mexican iconography to discover new meanings that resonate with living in a contemporary context. Color and line structures hence become very important as they make ordinary objects mixed with intricate geometric patterns in surreal scenes into a symbolic language that is uniquely of today. This type of visual experimentation allows him to explore the complex relationship between human perception and nonexistent worlds to potentially carve out a new critical view without leaving history behind.

Gerardo is also inspired by artistic practices that include figures such as contemporary German artist Tobias Rehberger, Italian renaissance figure Hieronymus Bosch and even the mathematically driven M.C. Escher. He has further interests in sacred geometry, the history and culture of Mexico, surrealism, and everyday life in the U.S. A new resident of Pittsburgh, Gerardo is currently exploring different media, including screen printing and sculpture.

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