Age of Omuktlans
Curiot, solo show
Mar 8 - April 6, 2013

FFDG is pleased to present Mexico City based painter and street artist Curiot (Favio Martinez) in his first solo show in the United States entitled "Age of Omuktlans" featuring 11 new colorful and vibrant acrylic paintings on canvas. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 8th (6-9pm). The artist will be present. Beer and wine will be available. The show runs through April 14th.

Curiot's colorful paintings, featuring mythical half-animal half-human figures and scenes, which allude to Mexican traditions (geometric designs, Day of the Dead styles, myths and legends, tribal elements), are rendered in precise detail with a mixture of highly vibrant yet complementary colors. "Growing up in the States sort of gave me a diluted Mexican culture, I had no clue what I was missing out on until I moved back 10 years ago", says Curiot. "The bright colors, folklore, ancient cultures and the beautiful handcrafts are some of the things that I embraced and which influence my work deeply". The 11 new paintings in "Age of Omuktlans" tell the story of man's distance from his natural path as he focuses his energy on satisfying his material pleasures and the dystopia this creates.

Curiot is a painter and street artist working in Mexico City. He earned his B.F.A from the Universidad Michoacana de S.N. Hidalgo in 2008. His paintings have been exhibited in diverse solo and group venues including: Fecal Face, Anno Domini, Fifty24MX, CC186, Centro Cultural Border, Galería David Alfaro Siqueiros, Lavamp, La Cream Galería, and received an award for his work "Mass Media" in the 7th National Biennial of Painting and Engraving Alfredo Zalce. Curiot´s work has been featured in numerous online and print publications including Beautiful Decay, Indie Rocks, El Fanzine, and Tongue Mag.

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Chant for Pleasure
acrylic on MDF
24" x 24"
sold

Dig In
acrylic on MDF
24" x 24"
sold

Fool's Gold
acrylic on canvas
27.5" x 24"
sold

Birth of Omuktlans
acrylic on canvas
24" x 20"
sold

The Chosen Path
8 individual works
acrylic on MDF
27" x 26"
sold

Distorted Nature
acrylic on canvas
15.5" x 20"
sold

Maped Out
acrylic on canvas
12" x 7.5"
sold

Welcome Home
acrylic on canvas
24" x 27.5"
sold

The Final Hour
acrylic on canvas
39.5" x 20"
sold

Sundtze
acrylic on canvas
13.5" x 8"
sold

Ramu Rises
acrylic on canvas
15.5" x 15.5"
sold

Untitled
acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"
sold