Saturday, 10 September 2011

Phil Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena

..Dead Relatives..

I love Mexican Folk Art, the love for it all started from a young age. The art work Phil Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena is influenced by Mexicans views on death!  

"Animals are our relatives. Dead Relatives is a special look at death, as a satire. Usually a taboo subject in many cultures, Mexican traditions revere death. Death is celebrated, it is humorous. The Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) patterns embodied by the endearing silhouettes of chosen animals set a cunning tone to the show. The styles of Ernesto Yerena and Philip Lumbang contrast and compliment. Whether the animal is mythological or culturally relevant, each animal carries a message that the artists would like for the audience to ponder. The dynamics of the artists collaboration result in striking imagery with two different styles working in perfect balance"

You can find the rest of the pieces on this site. 


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