Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer navigates hyperreality with his newest series Marabunta. Initially inspired by the Mexican drug trade, de Beijer spent time researching in Mexico where he gained insight into the contrast between what it’s like to be there and what it’s like to just read about the violence, compounded with ideas concerning how the media plays an essential role in feeding fire to the flame. De Beijer uses Mexican color palettes, Aztec kitsch (flowers, sacrifice, idol worship) and photojournalistic compositions to construct scenes that embody the martial culture of Mexican drug trading and the decay it’s causing across the map. His two dimensional pieces are chromogenic color prints on Alu-Dibond and are pretty large in scale. He also has a bust made from lime composite. His work is robotic and “of-Oz” and looks computer generated. Take a look at de Beijer’s portfolio to see the full arc. On display at Asya Geisbrg Gallery in Chelsea through July 7.
De Beijir's sculptures on display at Asya Geisberg Gallery