Abraham Mascorro aka Manu Printster

b 1989 México City. Lives and works in México City.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My interests and issues often have to do with pop culture, with icons and my everyday experiences. I have always had the idea that my work itself is full of icons, and important people, who are strangely recognizable icons on one side and many others are my family, friends, lovers, myself.

I’m an incurable audiophile, jazz fills my imagination, many times a song can be my starting point, they are my memories encoded. Every single person and moment in my life has a song, it is not unusual then that music and these relationships find a way to always pop into my work.

I´m trying to establish some connections between sports and art, how sport aesthetics can relate with art and become something bigger, something that many can relate to even when they don’t like sports.

The main subject in my work is the memory, it establishes routes that pass through different concepts as well as many mediums, it is by definition quite conceptual, such as the embroidery on fabric, these memories interwoven with others generating a system of meanings, my very own space of symbolic representation.

Working with the idea of building a living ever changing archive, I look for the iconic, trying to make images that can be tied to memory. Looking at personal and collective memory, I set connections and reflections, tying my images to the integrated and iconic imagination of my time.

Vita

Education
  • 2009 - 2013 Visual Arts graduate from ENPEG. “La Esmeralda”. INBA, México, D.F.
  • Solo Shows
    • 2015. PURE SUGAR, Invasor Galería, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.
    • 2014. ”Thoughts”, Casa Municipal de Cultura, Zacatecas Zacatecas, México.
    • 2013. “MANU PRINTSTER IN NYC” The Shapphire Lounge, NYC, NY, EUA.
    • 2012. ”Printeresting”, Casa Municipal de Cultura, Zacatecas Zacatecas, México. ”Printeresting”, CAV, Corredor Cultural Mérida, Mérida Yucatán, México. ”Printeresting” Centro Cultural Futurama, D.F. México.
    • 2011. "Visual Improvisations", Galería 904 Mérida, Mérida, Yucatán, México."Impropiaciones", Rayón 554, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, México.
    Awards and Recognitions.
    • 2016. Art Residence RSDNSART Galería Noox, Hacienda Kankabal, Yucatan, México.
    • 2014. Selected in Premio Nacional “Arte Joven” Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, México. Selected in Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta 2014.”XinYiDai”, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    • 2012. Selected in "13th INTERNATIONAL SMALL ENGRAVING SALON at the Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Rumania. Selected in the 3ra Bienal Nacional de Artes Gráficas Shinzaburo Takeda, Oaxaca, México.
    • 2011.Awarded in the program FONCA Jóvenes Creadores
    • 2011-2012. CONACULTA, México. Selected in BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE PER L'INCISIONE "PREMIO ACQUI" 2011. Italia. Selected in DEG-Wettbewerb "Das buchgerechte Exlibris" - International competition "The book-adequate exlibris" exhibition. Herdecke, Alemania2010. Selected in "12th INTERNATIONAL SMALL ENGRAVING SALON at the Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Rumania.
    • Selected in III Concurso Intercambio Internacional “El Rinoceronte de Cristal”, Madrid, España.2009. Selected in "losif iser" International Contemporary Engraving Biennial 2009”. Ploiesti , Rumania.1st place in printmaking contest “calaveras 2009”made by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y la Sección de Enseñanzas Artísticas, México D.F. Selected in “Filatelia Beisbolera + El Arte inspirado en la filatelia”Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. MUFI, Oaxaca, México.
    • “Second International Printmaking Juried Exhibit Prints for Peace 2009”, IMNRC, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
    Collective Exhibitions
    • 2016. Near Mint Print Exchange / Endless Editions, Philadelphia Art Book Fair, Philadeplhia, E.U.A. Near Mint/Co-curated by: Noah Breuer and Breanne Trammell at SGCI PORTLAND, OREGON E.U.A. Invitado por Endless Editions. BHQFU BOOK FAIR / Endless Editions at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Brooklyn, Nueva York, E.U.A. Colaboración con Endless Editions (revista SPRTS) en PRINTED MATTER’S THE LA ART BOOK FAIR. Los Ángeles, California, E.U.A.
    • 2015. Colaboración con Endless Editions (revista SPRTS) en THE NY ART BOOK FAIR. Nueva York, E.U.A
    • 2014. Colaboración con Endless Editions (revista SPRTS) en THE NY ART BOOK FAIR. Nueva York, E.U.A Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta 2014.”XinYiDai”, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Premio Nacional “Arte Joven” Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, México. Colaboración con Endless Editions (revista SPRTS) en THE LA ART BOOK FAIR. Los Ángeles, California, E.U.A.
    • 2013. "A tiro de fuego", 2do Encuentro Nacional de Talleres de Gráfica Contemporánea, Munae, México, D.F. “Visión Parcial” 100th Room, Col. Roma, México, D.F. Affordable Art Fair México, Galería Pi, México. D.F. Estampa. Arte Múltiple, 21 edición, Matadero, Madrid, España. “Sucede que Sucede” Galería central, Centro Nacional de las Artes, México, D.F. Big Future, Recession Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, E.U.A. Affordable Art Fair NYC, Galería Pi, Pavilion center, Nueva York, E.U.A.

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