Carlos Amorales
Interior vs. Exterior 1997–2003

Artwork details

Artist
Carlos Amorales born 1970
Title
Interior vs. Exterior
Interior vs. Exterior
Date 1997–2003
Medium 46 photographs, colour, on paper
Dimensions Image, each: 347 x 222 mm
frame, each: 350 x 225 x 22 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tiqui Atencio and Argo Demirdjian 2004
Reference
T11981
Not on display

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Much of Amorales’s work explores the culture and values of his native Mexico. He is fascinated by contemporary rituals, both secular and religious, and particularly the role of costume and what it signifies. He is perhaps best known for a series of performance-based works inspired by Mexican wrestling, with its masked heroes and villains. This self-portrait, in which he presents himself as a masked figure, tells us less about his real identity than it does about the extent to which one’s appearance is open to manipulation as fiction.

July 2008

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