Mexican traditional artist Rogelio Manzo's work is disturbing and extremely moving, it touches and twists the darkness inside me.
I think his personal statement speaks for itself ~ I'm interested in chaos and accident and the harmony and beauty found within. In my work I provoke the accident to later, during the creative process, embrace it looking for reconciliation and homeostasis. My approach as when creating is a construct-demolish-repair process; during this struggle I find a brute yet honest identity of my subjects... our perception of the world and ourselves is grounded on explicit or implicit agreements in society. I'm instigating this conventionalism and exposing the viewer to a visceral discourse concerned with our own bodily integrity and mortality. ' Rogelio Manzo