News from the Netherworld Bayrol Jiménez
(Work by Bayrol Jiménez concerning the last dwelling of the two great emperors of ancient Mexico)
Even as the visual and affective strands in his paintings multiply, the root of Jiménez’ practice remains: born from his original worldview, of the color that is form and symbol, and of his knowledge of human temperament which he translates into a visual explosion. Mexican current affairs develop from its history, reincarnated from Moctezuma Xocoyotzin’s guilty unease and the anxiety to reunite with the exiled Huemac. The Toltec culture and society has offered today’s Mexicans their being and wisdom.