Tropicastizo o paraíso ficcionado de cursilería tropical.
Artist Residence at Galería Pivô, Sao Paulo-Matadero Madrid
+Marta Muñoz
July 2014- January 2015

To understand the tropical as a set of images based on frivolous models distorted through exportation, made into a spectacle.
To begin to analyze it like a denatured product where a set of images is divested of content or put before it, or to try to simplify a complex network of identities, adapting them to the logic of the market.

To accept and swallow the superficiality of its images is to participate in the mobility of a culture; to treat it as a deformation deriving from their use.
To take advantage of geographical displacement to propose an aesthetic approach with the freedom afforded by distancing the material being processed.

tropical (as defined by the Royal Spanish Academy)
1. adj. Of or pertaining to the tropics.
2. adj. Bombastic, luxuriant, exagerated.

tropicastizo.tumblr.com
cargocollective.com/vendedoresdehumo
mataderomadrid.org
pivo.org.br

Tropical diagram

Display project design  

Exhibition display at Pivô (SP)

Research pictures (SP)

Research pictures (SP)

Research pictures (SP)

Exhibition at Pivô (SP)

Exhibition at Matadero Madrid (M)

Exhibition at Matadero Madrid (M)

Exhibition at Matadero Madrid (M)

Silscreen design for the project

Silkscren design for the project