Carlos Amorales: Dark Mirror / Daros Exhibitions, Zurich

Dark Mirror is the title of the solo show by the Mexican artist Carlos Amorales at Daros Exhibitions in Zurich. “Carlos Amorales (born 1970, based in Mexico City) is one of Mexico’s leading contemporary artists. The title of the exhibition Dark Mirror relates to an eponymous animation by the artist, which evokes an apocalyptic scenario through compelling sequences of images.” (PR Daros Exhibitions). Carlos Amorales: Dark Mirror (May 5 – September 2, 2007), Daros Exhibitions, Zurich. Impressions from the opening, May 4, 2007. Nuevos Ricos? Yes!

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“The exhibition focuses on Liquid Archive, a vast database containing hundreds of pictures. Amorales takes items from the archive and combines them in ever new variations to create images in a number of different media, including animations, works on paper, and paintings. He uses his virtually inexhaustible iconographic repertoire to dissolve the boundaries between the media. In this way the artist employs contemporary techniques to generate archetypal images of an uncanny beauty that imprint themselves on the viewer’s memory.” (PR Daros Exhibitions.)

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