Permanent Collection

Eduardo Abaroa

Eduardo Abaroa

Untitled (La Chilindrina), 1995

Epoxy, graphite, plastic, paper, vellum

12 in. x 8 in.  x 2 in.

Eduardo Abaroa (born 1968 in Mexico) is a latin american artist based in Mexico City. He received a bachelor’s degree from the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1999 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, California) in 2001. Abaroa was a founding member of the alternative artist-run space Temístocles 44. This was a space were exhibitions, artist discussions, lectures, talks and informal workshops took place.  This group of artists renewed Mexican art through the negation of painting in favor of other mediums. Inspired by the mass media they created ephemeral works.

 

Untitled (La Chilindrina) is a sculptural piece part of a series inspired by the TV show “El Chavo del Ocho”. This piece was created to look like a toy inside its package, with moving arms and legs, but at the same time not being appropriate for a child to own.

 

[description:] Toy encased in a plastic box with a graphic background. In the top part of the piece, “La Chilindrina” is engraved and below it is a drawing of the character wining and saying “guá” four times. On the bottom right corner, the word “fijate” is repeated four times. The toy itself depicts a girl with very skinny legs and arms, it has a dress on. The toy looks like it was burned.

 

Untitled (El Senor Barriga), 1995

Epoxy, graphite, plastic, and paper

12 in. x 8 in. x 2 in.

Untitled (El Señor Barriga)  is a sculptural piece part of a series inspired by the TV show “El Chavo del Ocho”. This piece was created to look like a toy inside its package, with moving arms and legs, but at the same time not being appropriate for a child to own.

 

[description:] Toy encased in a plastic box with a graphic background. The background has engraved in the top left corner “Edgar Vivar como: El Señor Barriga”. Right under it is a bubble text with “cada vez que llego a la vecindad me recibes con un golpe!” written inside of it. In the top right corners is a drawing of El Chavo saying “fue sin querer queriendo”. The actual toy is a man with a big belly, bald with glasses on. The man is wearing a button down shirt and his pants are pulled down, exposing his genitals. The toy has an expression of surprise in its face.