Parisina is a popular high street store with 600 outlets throughout México. It first opened in 1933 in México City and specialises in fabrics and textiles and products used for haberdashery. I noticed the curtain installations in a store in Querétaro in January 2012 and was given permission to make the work.
This set of images touches upon the narrative related to design and consumer choice. But above all it is just México. The work is an observation on the interplay between reality and the surreal, a visual characteristic of everyday life in México. It tends to appear when you least expect it to. There is a story that the French Surrealist André Breton got lost in México City in 1938 and said, “I don’t know why I came here. México is the most surreal country in the world.”
Giclée Fine Art Prints
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