Daily Archives: November 16, 2009

Dr. Lakra

Dr. Lakra | Kate MacGarry Gallery | The Saatchi Gallery


Dr Lakra (Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez, born 1972, Mexico) is an artist and tattooist based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Apart from tattooing, his art involves embellishing images and other found objects – for instance, dolls, old medical illustrations, and pictures in 1950s Mexican magazines – with macabre or tattoo-style designs.

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Sung Hwan Kim and a lady from the sea


Sung Hwan Kim, Sung Hwan Kim and a lady from the sea, 2005, Single Channel Video, 13min, Color & Sound, Image by Paul Perry

From the Commanding Heights…

In From the Commanding Heights … , a tale of love (between an actress and a president from a past, once inhabited by a living generation of now) is told through text, film/video, and music (in collaboration with David Michael DiGregorio, a.k.a. dogr). The music itself is made with layered voice, ocarina, delay, a sampling keyboard, harmonica, kazoo, pump organ, guitar, mallets, stretched membranous materials, jae-gum (Korean cymbals) and pang-eul (Korean bells). Through this process, a vocalist might turn into a character in the story telling process; the story might turn into music in turn.

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Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Medallion


A man looks at Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Medallion”, painted in 1948. Photo: EFE/Everett Kennedy Brown.

Exhibition of Mexican Modern Painting Opens at Singapore Art Museum