Whims of Convention
Flores works very intuitively – he finds that working intuitively keeps his art honest. A lot of the issues of the past, connected to his memories, are reflective in his work in a poetic way. Usually in his original drawings, he doesn’t use color – they are very spontaneous. For this print, he added color.
“The mummy-like figures come naturally – probably it’s my point of view of a lot of things,” says Flores. “The little we know about a lot of situations that are happening. The first time I went back to Honduras in 1998, I remember there was an election, and people were so fanatic and blind about supporting the politicians.”
Nahúm Flores was born in 1974 in Danlí, Honduras and immigrated to Canada at age 17, after living in Mexico and the US. He studied Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art & Design. In 2006, his work was selected among five other artists for the Biennale of Visual Art of Honduras. In conjunction, he participated in the Biennale of the Central America Isthmus in El Salvador. Flores currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
Check out our Artist in Residence blog series featuring Nahum Flores to learn more about the artist.
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