La Paz

Searching for moments where contemporary life and faith collide, I builded assemblages, paintings, projection and sound to recall the experience of what I call my first studio: my grandparents’ garden in La Paz, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. I combined busts and statuettes of everyday people with iconic saints like those found on common memorials placed in cemeteries, gardens and outdoor shrines. More lively and playful than elegiac, La Paz emphasizes the importance of a space for religious wonder and personal growth.

 

This series deals with issues of immigration and the emotional fragmentation that happens when relocating to another country. The work also tackles difficult topics of corruption in Mexican politics and the Catholic Church, exploring these themes through a nostalgic lens.

​© 2019 by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

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