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Futuro Imperfecto! – SELECTED WORKS BY HONDURAS NATIVE/HOUSTON ARTIST – CIRO FLORES ON VIEW AT THE INSTITUTE FOR HISPANIC CULTURE – HOUSTON – October 1st 2016 6:30
Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 6:30 am - Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pmFree
Born in Honduras, Central America, Ciro’s fascination with art started at a very young age. He would spend countless hours tracing his favorite comic book characters into onion skinned tracing paper, and selling them to his cousins and friends. When he immigrated to the United states at age 11 he found that he still loved drawing and painting. And as he grew older and started to learn about art and artist his desire to develop his talent grew.
He became fascinated by the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, and Mayan wall paintings, the works of the Mexican muralists, the folk artists of his home country, modern American artist and graffiti art. The subject matter of his work ranges from concepts of voyeurism, perception of beauty, human Interaction, social consciousness, politics, current events, fantasy vs reality, Appropriation of imagery and newspaper advertisements re imagined to change the narrative of the image.
Futuro Imperfecto will contain a selection of Ciro’s work covering a four-year span from 2012 to 2016. The majority of the work in this exhibition stems from his observations of what goes on around him, and his desire to capture those moments as he sees them. Most of the paintings begin as rough sketches on cocktail napkins, a meetings agendas, the front pages of newspapers and magazines and develop into small and large scale works on canvas and paper