Archival Pigment Print
31.2 × 21.7 in (79.2 × 55 cm)
250gsm, Epson® UltraSmooth fine art paper for true archival quality
Natural white, 100% cotton rag, hot press featuring an ultra smooth matte surface
Acid, lignin, and chlorine free, pH buffered
Epson® UltraChrome K3™ pigment ink technology
Poppy, punchy, playful and irreverent; designer and illustrator Alexander Medel Calderón makes imagery for a millennial generation. The Santiago-based artist takes symbols from contemporary culture – bold, Word Art-esque typography and the European Union's omnipresent circle of golden stars, for example – and injects them with a bold and cheeky disdain to create a graphic language which is at once retro and defiantly modern.
Succulents fall from the sky; anthropomorphised circles and squares gaze confusedly at one another; bubbles burst, clouds drizzle, shapes stack Tetris-like in these curious compositions. Are those matches or drumsticks? Is that a mountain range or a heap of cocaine, forming a silhouette against a pale pink sky? Where does that ladder lead?
Chilean, b. Arica, Chile, based in Santiago de Chile