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SELECTED WORKS BY Dr Lakra

Black Gordman
Dr Lakra
Black Gordman

2003

ink and paint on vintage magazine

47.5 x 35 cm
Dr Lakra is a tattoo artist living and working near Mexico City. In his parallel activities here, however, Dr Lakra transfers his draughtsmanship onto the idealised figures in 50’s Mexican magazines. Pin-up girls, wrestlers, beauties and cuties are tattooed and 'enhanced' in ink with bats, demons, spiders and the faces of pouting vixens. Like pertinent graffiti, the relative innocence of another era is politicised and the images are infused with a relish for the diabolical. Beautification or social identification, the works are a carnival of the grotesque. Kitschy erotica, ancient ritual, and hallucinogenic visions are fused in a collage of ideologies.
Especial a Go Go
Dr Lakra
Especial a Go Go

2003

ink and paint on vintage magazine

36 x 26 cm
Preacher's Lil Gal
Dr Lakra
Preacher's Lil Gal

2003

ink and paint on vintage magazine

31 x 24 cm

Dr Lakra's BIOGRAPHY

1972
Born in Mexico

Lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2005
Los Dos Amigos, Dr. Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas,
Museo de Arte Contempor√°neo de Oaxaca (MACO), Mexico

2004
Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage & Drawing, Tate Modern, London
Deliver Us from Evil, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2003
Elephant Juice, kurimanzutto, Mexico
Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London

2000
Galerie Kurimanzutto @ Galerie Chantel Crousel, Paris
Stolen Bike, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

1999
Art and Ideas, Mexico

1997
The Light of Jesus, The Drawing Collective,
Los Angeles

1995
Pierced Hearts and True Love; a Century of Drawings for
Tattoos, The Drawing Centre, New York