“The temptation of consumerism”

Appropriation of Dalí’s horse from “The Temptations of Saint Anthony”, made out of Cheetos in order to show how do we choose instant gratification, delivered by junk food for example; over long-run healthy habits. I think slowly self-destructive habits like this show some inner instability, though we all have some kind of them. This work is part of the series “The persistence of critical paranoia”, which uses appropriations of surrealist art elements to talk about contemporary phenomenons related to health, particularly mental diseases. Free association of ideas is a resource used in surrealist art and a characteristic of the paranoic-critic method Dalí used.

  • Size: H: 60 cm W: 40 cm D: 0 cm
  • Subject: Other
  • Style: Other
  • Medium: Pencil

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About the artist:

Bio: Mexican draughtsman and painter born in 1997, interested in realism, modern and contemporary art; particularly appropriationism. Works in techinques like oil, pastel and graphite. Has participated in group exhibitions in Querétaro, Mexico. His work is part of private collections in Mexico and the U.S. Besides his artistic production, he has laboured as a tour guide and seller at the Santiago Carbonell Museum and foundation, and as a radio and TV host at Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.