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Arturo Hernández Alcázar | Only there is shadow under this red black rock

07.02.17 - 18.03.17


There is shadow under this red rock

(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),

And I will show you something different from either

Your shadow at morning striding behind you

Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

T.S. Elliot




Territory, plundering, dispossession, displacement, disappearance, environmental disaster, body, resistance: the declared war and the way it is taking.


MARSO presents Arturo Hernández Alcázar´s first solo show in the gallery.


Sólo sombra hay debajo de esta piedra roja negra / Only there is shadow under this red black rock*  groups the most recent production of Hernández Alcázar, in which he explores the nonlinear systems, forced disappearances, the plunder of the territory and its relation with the erosion of the representation systems, the voice as power, the residue as a sculptural and graphic possibility, exploring the idea of sculpture-residue, sculpture-residue, sculpture-action with which he reflects on several current political issues that revolve around the theme of territory in a context of dispossession and wild capitalism. His work aims to reveal perverted geologies, lists and remnants of a broken sculpture made out of fragments of a plunder environment.


Arturo Hernández Alcázar (Mexico City, b. 1978) lives and works in Mexico City. Studied Visual Arts in Mexico City (1996-2001).His work has been shown in museums and galleries internationally among which are the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art;  10th International Istanbul Biennial; University Contemporary Art Museum (MUAC)  UNAM México; San Francisco Art Institute; Boston Fine Arts Museum; Museo Amparo (Puebla, MX); , Musée d'Art Moderne  (París, FR);  Museo de Arte Moderno (México);  Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi, India); Museum of Contemporary Art (Oaxaca, MX);  He’s represented by MARSO Gallery since 2015 and by Galería José de la Fuente (Santander, Spain).


 . Están (presente), 2010

Piedra, residuos de pintura dorada y pieza de hierro //

Stone, golden paint residues and iron piece.

13.5 x 10 cm // 5” x 3.93”

 Varilla, 2017

Varilla de hierro y restos de cobre fundido //

Iron rod and copper melting remains

162 x 2 cm // 63.77” x 0.78”

 Tierra Baldía (Monte explotando) // Wasteland (Blowing up mount), 2009

Fotografía impresa encontrada sobre bastidor cubierta de plástico //

Found printed photograph on hard board and covered with plastic

39 x 49.5 cm // 15.35’’ x 19.48’’


 Frecuencia ausente (y retiemble en sus centros la tierra) // Missing Frequency (y retiemble en sus centros la tierra), 2017

Acción para dos cantantes, imágenes creadas con polvo de carbón comprimido sobre vidrio,

soportes de acero y una frecuencia residual // Action for two singers, images created with

compressed carbon powder on glass, steel supports and a residual frequency

Tríptico Edición única de 3 + P.A. + E.C. (Cada acción genera una edición de 3 imágenes) //

Single Edition Triptych of 3 + AP + E.C. (Each action generates one edition of 3 images)


 Columna de humo, 2017

Inyección de tinta (inkjet) sobre papel, sobre tela

y sellador acrílico // Inkjet on paper, on canvas and acrylic sealant

170 x 130 cm // 66’’ x 51’’


 Señales de humo, 2017

Mesa de luz y fotolitos // Light table and photoliths

150 x 200 x 90 cm // 59’’ x 78’’ x 35’’


Aliento de minero, 2017

Sacos de papel y negro de humo (pigmento) //

Bags of paper and carbon black (pigment)

49 x 93 cm c/u - 196 x 93 cm //

19.29’’ x 36.61’’ each - 77.16’’ x 36.61’’


 Escoria, 2017

Escoria de fundiciones de bronce, cobre y estaño //

Slag from melted bronze, copper and tin

329 X 206 cm // 129.5’’ x 81'’


 Tierra Baldía, 2017

9 impresiones Risograph (En colaboración con Gatonegro Ediciones) //

9 Risograph prints (In collaboration with Gatonegro Editions)

45 X 30 cm c/u - 90 x 150 cm // 17’’ x 18’’ each - 35’’ x 59’’

Edición 1/10

 Tierra perdida (nuevo orden mundial), 2017

150 kg de cobre fundido // 150 kg of molten copper

400 X 300 cm aprox. // 157’’ x 118’’ approx.