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An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico - Paintings

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posted on 20.03.2021, 14:37 by Dexter Dalwood
The series of paintings by Dexter Dalwood that form An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico arose from a residency in Mexico in 2017, and discussions with the local community and secondary school students Oaxaca state. The paintings have been constructed in order to raise questions in the viewer’s mind: What is the history that is being depicted? Who does this history belong to? Is it possible for an artist that is not from one culture to make images that are specifically about another culture?

This item contains images of the paintings in the series.

Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery
Photos: Ben Westoby
Used with permission.

List of paintings in the series:

Wall, 2017
Oil on Canvas
130 x 97 cm (51 1/8 x 38 1/4 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico I, 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas,
150 x 186 (59 x 73 1/2 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico II, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
130 x 97 cm (51 1/8 x 38 1/4 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico III, 2018
Oil, acrylic and book pages on canvas
150 x 202 cm (59 1/8 x 79 1/2 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico IV, 2018
Book pages, acrylic and oil on canvas
150 x 202 cm (59 1/8 x 79 1/2 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico V, 2018
Oil on canvas
100 x 92 cm (39 3/8 x 36 1/4 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico VI, 2018
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 cm (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.

00:43, 2018
Oil and chalk on canvas
124 x 101 cm (48 7/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico VII, 2018
Oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 186 cm (59 x 73 1/2 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico VIII, 2019
Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm (63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico IX, 2020
Oil on canvas
230 x 350 cm (94 1/8 x 137 3/4 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico X, 2020
Oil on canvas
150 x 186 cm (59 1/8 x 73 1/4 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico XI, 2020
Oil on canvas
31.5 x 31.5 cm (12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

An Inadequate Painted History of Mexico XII, 2020
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 cm (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

Precaucion 2020
Oil on Canvas
45 x 61 cm (17 3/4 x 24 1/8 in.)

1968, 2020
Oil on canvas
150 x 202 cm (59 1/8 x 79 1/2 in.)

1994, 2020
Oil on canvas
124.5 x 101 cm (49 1/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

All Images:
Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery

Photo: Ben Westoby

Used with permission.


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