Friday, September 7, 2012

The Burial of Count Orgaz

Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE)
MARTE Contemporáneo

"The Burial of Count Orgaz" 
by Mario Santizo
September 7th to October 14th, 2012

Mario Santizo (fragment).

Stage is one of our best qualities. We naturally perpetuate what the Baroque artists did: To decorate graves and churches regardless of their creed. We staged banquets, dresses, hairstyles and cakes 15 years as ritualistic activity. The rhetoric of politics and poets of the national landscape ever reach tones and decorations similar to those of cold meat dishes. If we envision a modern or a postmodern project, it is impossible to imagine it without the religious frenzy effect, the crucified bodies, the apocalyptic drama and the counting our up and down passions. They say that where there is nothing, nothing can be wasted.
All the description above is the best framework for positioning a work like Mario Santizo’s. This horrifies, crucifixes removed or moral discomfort all colors. It alters goog people’s consciences, which is usually a step of their fascination. Or because, coming into face to their spectacular digital montages, is like watching a Japanese version of the Passion of Christ without any subtitles.

Rosina Cazali

Mario Santizo, Guatemala, 1984. Bachelor in arts with a major in painting. In 2004 he participated in the first group exhibition Meat, Soup and Cookies. One year later he made Baroque Father and Phlegmatic Man Band in the Guatemalan American Institute (IGA) and participated in two acts of the play "Part" in the The Penthouse gallery. In 2006 participated in the contest organized by Helvetas, where he obtained an honorable mention the following year he held his first solo exhibition at the Gallery Boxes attic and in 2008 obtained the Recording Artist Mention under 25 years old at the Second National Exhibition of Printmaking and third place in the Juannio Competition. In 2010 he participated in the X Biennial of Cuenca in Ecuador, the Bienal of Arte Paiz and Photo 30. He is the founder of the collective Mala Vibra Social Club. 

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