El Universal

The installation features pages from El Universal newspaper—a conservative Mexican newspaper that disseminates local and global news encompassing politics, culture, and the financial sector—affixed to the wall and defaced with aerosol paint, revealing a sort of negative image from the newspaper ink. An artist's book accompanies the wall piece featuring scanned images of flyers sourced from public spaces, predominantly phone booths in Mexico City, which solicit workers for informal and unspecified job opportunities. The flyers have been arranged to transition gradually between hues, reminiscent of a Pantone chart, progressing from warmer colors to cooler shades and back to black.


Year: 2013
Medium: Spray paint on newspaper, printed matter
Dimensions: Variable

Installation at Hessel Museum of Art, New York.