‘Mictlantecutli ‘ by Diego Andrade
Artist: Diego Andrade
Medium: Ink on Rosaspina paper
Dimensions: 17″ x 11″
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“This piece is based on an ancient sculpture exhibited in the Anthropology and History Museum in Mexico City. The sculpture Represents the God of Death in Mexica Mithology . “Mictlantecuhtli”, (MICTLAN: Place to the death ones // TECUHTLI: Lord )
This is a personal interpretation of what my ancestors believe will find us after death, this cosmic being is dressed in bones, and with the liver exposed ready to receive us after different tests to finally arrive to the end of our existence To be one with the Mictlan.” – Diego Andrade
About the Artist:
Visual Artist, Tattooer and illustrator from Mexico City.
His work is solved practically in analogous techniques mainly ink, etchings and pointillism and seeks to invite to the reflection of the viewer on the death and spirituality of the human being.
He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and Colombia, in galleries such as Gama Crea, Panteon, Serie 5, etc. and museums as the museum of contemporary art in Bogotá and Soumaya Museum in Mexico City.
He is currently traveling constantly in various parts of Mexico and the United States performing as a tattoo artist.