Erik Tlaseca


México, D.F., 1989

Graduated in Visual Arts from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda”. His work focuses in themes such as memory and fiction. He was teacher assistant in “La Esmeralda” from 2014 to 2015. In 2013 he made an academic exchange to the National University of Colombia in Bogota. His texts have been published in The Venice Ideological Guide and the magazine La Tempestad. He was a founding member of the Cooperativa Cráter Invertido. Currently he’s part of the collective “Zúngale” and co-editor of the “Zúngale Comix” anthology, He was selected for the grant for the second period in 2014-2015 in “Jovenes Creadores” for FONCA in the Alternative Media category. He was selected to form part of the Maju Kena Mundur Akademi of the Jakarta Biennale 2015 in Indonesia,



Five statements about my work: 

1. My work grows from subjects as the uncanny, violence, death or memory; products of the syncretism of my country. Coming from a “mestizo” (mixed-race) country, which itself is an unfinished identity,

2. Why to be self-collapsing and contradictory? Because it’s this liminal place where I can reach a sensorial response. I search a form that can propose other shapes of shelter. 

3. My work as an artist exists on the side of an answer for a question that has not been asked, a space where I feel confused and try to improvise whenever is possible. 

4. I don’t to yearn for a final explanation or self-consciousness. Instead, this unfinished quality gives me more questions and ambivalent answers. If something is too clear it doesn’t really attract me anymore.



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