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untitled (autopsia), 2005

ink on vintage magazine

11.81 x 16.54 inches

untitled (mi raza), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

9.61 x 9.61 inches

la crema de la almendra, 2012

ink and watercolor on vintage advertisement

14.17 x 11.02 inches

untitled (cupido lupita), 2006

tatooed plastic doll

12.6 x 7.48 x 2.95 inches

untitled (las tres gracias), 2006

set of 3, ink on vintage magazine

925 x 6.69 inches

untitled (family matters), 2012

ink on vintage postcard

5.35 x 3.43 inches

untitled (pareja bordando y leyendo), 2006

ink on vintage postcard

3.54 x 5.51 inches

untitled (niña vampiro con sombrero), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

7.68 x 9.65 inches

sin título / untitled (sillón rojo), 2004

ink on vintage magazine

13.19 x 9.84 inches

untitled (elle wood), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

7.01 x 9.84 inches

untitled (mujer con gorila), 2004

ink on vintage magazine

8.35 x 9.25 inches

untitled (mano odio), 2005

ink tattoo on plastic hand

1.89 x 7.28 x 3.43 inches

untitled (todo/nada), 2009

ink on vintage lithography

7.09 x 4.33 inches

untitled,  2008

ink on vintage lithograph

7.09 x 4.33 inches

untitled (tres señores con bigote), 2007

ink on lithograph

13.98 x 8.86 and 13.98 x 8.46 inches

untitled (X8 controla), 2005

ink on paper

11.02 x 9.25 inches

sin título / untitled (el halcón), 2005

ink on poster

21.65 x 15.75 inches

untitled (la familia), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

12.01 x 8.66 inches

untitled (para ti), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

11.61 x 9.06 inches

untitled (zorro), 2010

ink on vintage lithograph

11.89 x 9.02 inches

untitled (el pueblo enardecido), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

71.85 x 98.62 inches

untitled (apareció sin vida), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

109.06 x 51.18 inches

untitled (mía o de nadie...y que la ahorca), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

52.95 x 76.57 inches

untitled (el pueblo enardecido), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

71.85 x 98.62 inches

untitled (pescando), 2005

ink on vintage magazine

4.25 x 5.39 inches

untitled (pajaros), 2005

ink on vintage magazine

5.51 x 5.51 inches

untitled (quiet retreat), 2008

ink on vintage magazine

5.43 x 5.12 inches

untitled (senador eugenio prado), 2006

water color, acrylic and pencil on vintage magazine

15.16 x 11.22 inches

untitled (fondo flores plateadas), 2007

dried insects on photo-relief portrait on wood

10.63  x 8.27 x 1.77 inches

untitled (corbata puntos blancos), 2007

dried insect on photo-relief portrait on wood

13.7 x 8.07 x 5.75 inches

untitled (arcimboldo V), 2010

cuttings collaged on vintage book page

12.6 x 9.06 inches

untitled (nalgas), 2003

ink on vintage magazine

9.25 x 12.2 inches

untitled (anciano con cuchillo), 2007

ink on japanese ukiyo-e

13.94 x 9.65 inches

untitled (shunga VIII), 2009

ink and acrylic on japanes ukiyo-e print

14.57 x 9.84 inches

untitled (hiroshima tomonohira take-emon), 2007

pigment on japanese woodblock print (ukiyo-e)

13.83 x 9.21 inches

untitled (shunga IV), 2007

ink and acrylic on japanese ukiyo-e print

9.65 x 6.54 inches

untitled (a rastras), 2007

ink on cotton paper

22.24 x 30.12 inches

untitled (alma), 2007

gouache, acrylic, watercolor on japanese paper

76.38 x 73.82 inches

untitled (mujer con serpientes), 2009

natural black pigment on vintage magazine

11.57 x 9.25 inches

untitled (mujer sin rostro), 2009

natural black pigment on vintage magazine

11.57 x 9.25 inches

untitled (mujer dormida), 2009

ink on paper

12.01 x 9.37 inches

untitled (salomé), 2013-2014

ink on vintage magazine

13.39 x 9.65 inches

untitled (melancolía), 2013-2014

ink on vintage magazine

12.6 x 8.82 inches

untitled (buddha's dreams), 2015

ink and pigments on paper

72.05 x 105.51 inches

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untitled (autopsia), 2005

ink on vintage magazine

11.81 x 16.54 inches

image

untitled (mi raza), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

9.61 x 9.61 inches

image

la crema de la almendra, 2012

ink and watercolor on vintage advertisement

14.17 x 11.02 inches

image

untitled (cupido lupita), 2006

tatooed plastic doll

12.6 x 7.48 x 2.95 inches

image

untitled (las tres gracias), 2006

set of 3, ink on vintage magazine

925 x 6.69 inches

image

untitled (family matters), 2012

ink on vintage postcard

5.35 x 3.43 inches

image

untitled (pareja bordando y leyendo), 2006

ink on vintage postcard

3.54 x 5.51 inches

image

untitled (niña vampiro con sombrero), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

7.68 x 9.65 inches

image

sin título / untitled (sillón rojo), 2004

ink on vintage magazine

13.19 x 9.84 inches

image

untitled (elle wood), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

7.01 x 9.84 inches

image

untitled (mujer con gorila), 2004

ink on vintage magazine

8.35 x 9.25 inches

image

untitled (mano odio), 2005

ink tattoo on plastic hand

1.89 x 7.28 x 3.43 inches

image

untitled (todo/nada), 2009

ink on vintage lithography

7.09 x 4.33 inches

image

untitled,  2008

ink on vintage lithograph

7.09 x 4.33 inches

image

untitled (tres señores con bigote), 2007

ink on lithograph

13.98 x 8.86 and 13.98 x 8.46 inches

image

untitled (X8 controla), 2005

ink on paper

11.02 x 9.25 inches

image

sin título / untitled (el halcón), 2005

ink on poster

21.65 x 15.75 inches

image

untitled (la familia), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

12.01 x 8.66 inches

image

untitled (para ti), 2007

ink on vintage magazine

11.61 x 9.06 inches

image

untitled (zorro), 2010

ink on vintage lithograph

11.89 x 9.02 inches

image

untitled (el pueblo enardecido), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

71.85 x 98.62 inches

image

untitled (apareció sin vida), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

109.06 x 51.18 inches

image

untitled (mía o de nadie...y que la ahorca), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

52.95 x 76.57 inches

image

untitled (el pueblo enardecido), 2011

rabbit glue, vinyl, acrylic and gouache on paper

71.85 x 98.62 inches

image

untitled (pescando), 2005

ink on vintage magazine

4.25 x 5.39 inches

image

untitled (pajaros), 2005

ink on vintage magazine

5.51 x 5.51 inches

image

untitled (quiet retreat), 2008

ink on vintage magazine

5.43 x 5.12 inches

image

untitled (senador eugenio prado), 2006

water color, acrylic and pencil on vintage magazine

15.16 x 11.22 inches

image

untitled (fondo flores plateadas), 2007

dried insects on photo-relief portrait on wood

10.63  x 8.27 x 1.77 inches

image

untitled (corbata puntos blancos), 2007

dried insect on photo-relief portrait on wood

13.7 x 8.07 x 5.75 inches

image

untitled (arcimboldo V), 2010

cuttings collaged on vintage book page

12.6 x 9.06 inches

image

untitled (nalgas), 2003

ink on vintage magazine

9.25 x 12.2 inches

image

untitled (anciano con cuchillo), 2007

ink on japanese ukiyo-e

13.94 x 9.65 inches

image

untitled (shunga VIII), 2009

ink and acrylic on japanes ukiyo-e print

14.57 x 9.84 inches

image

untitled (hiroshima tomonohira take-emon), 2007

pigment on japanese woodblock print (ukiyo-e)

13.83 x 9.21 inches

image

untitled (shunga IV), 2007

ink and acrylic on japanese ukiyo-e print

9.65 x 6.54 inches

image

untitled (a rastras), 2007

ink on cotton paper

22.24 x 30.12 inches

image

untitled (alma), 2007

gouache, acrylic, watercolor on japanese paper

76.38 x 73.82 inches

image

untitled (mujer con serpientes), 2009

natural black pigment on vintage magazine

11.57 x 9.25 inches

image

untitled (mujer sin rostro), 2009

natural black pigment on vintage magazine

11.57 x 9.25 inches

image

untitled (mujer dormida), 2009

ink on paper

12.01 x 9.37 inches

image

untitled (salomé), 2013-2014

ink on vintage magazine

13.39 x 9.65 inches

image

untitled (melancolía), 2013-2014

ink on vintage magazine

12.6 x 8.82 inches

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untitled (buddha's dreams), 2015

ink and pigments on paper

72.05 x 105.51 inches

dr. lakra
* 1972, Mexico City.


The work of Jerónimo López Ramírez, better known as Dr. Lakra, is characterized by irreverent and provocative images that transgress established norms, leaving the viewer teetering between attraction and repulsion. While he is best known for his drawings and paintings on appropriated posters, erotic magazines, and postcards, his practice encompasses mural painting, collage and sculpture. Through these different mediums he explores his interests in anthropology and ethnography, documenting his fascination with the taboos, fetishes, myths, and rituals of different cultures. An avid collector of diverse objects, Lakra views the search for materials and images as an essential aspect of his practice. His compositions combine historical references and contemporary images, incorporating quotes from popular culture and intermingling them with religious and social iconographies. The way he juxtaposes and refashions these various elements reveals a deep understanding of art history, as well as a subversive sense of humor. Dr. Lakra dismantles and subverts dominant ideologies to question what is considered civilized or barbaric, correct or incorrect, “high” or “folk” art.

   
Dr. Lakra joined Gabriel Orozco’s workshop Taller de los viernes from 1988 to 1991, where he began exploring painting, drawing, and collage.

 

His most important solo exhibitions include: Dr. Lakra, MATE- Museo Mario Testino, Lima, Peru (2016); Dr. Lakra, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden (2015); Dr. Lakra and Toño Camuñas, MUPO- Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, Mexico (2014); Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons: Dr. Lakra in dialogue with Posada, Hostelbro Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2012); Dr. Lakra, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City (2011); Dr. Lakra, MARCO- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (2011); Dr. Lakra, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico (2011); Dr. Lakra, The Drawing Center, New York (2011); Los dos amigos, Dr. Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas, MACO- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Mexico (2005); Dr. Lakra, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin (1993), among others.

 

He has participated in group exhibitions such as: Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession, ROM- Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (2016); Caleidoscopio y Rompecabezas. Latinoamérica en la Colección MUSAC, CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2016); Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Barbican Centre, London (2015); Degrees of Freedom, MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy (2015); Punxdefektuozoz. Work in progress, MWW Muzeum Wspóczesne Wrocaw, Poland (2015); Tattoo – From Maritime Heroes to World Art, Brandts Odense, Denmark (2014); Tatoueurs, tatoués, Musée du quai Branly, Paris (2014); Poetry and Politics, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden (2012); Painting with a Hammer to Nail the Crotch of Civilization: A Group Show of Wall Works and Tattoo Imagery, Manila Contemporary, Makati, Philippines (2010); Size DOES Matter, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2010); Desenhos (drawings): a-z, Museu de Lisboa, Portugal (2009); Goth: Reality of The Departed World, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (2007); Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, MoMA, New York (2007); Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, MCA- The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, United States (2007), The Alameda National Center of Latino Arts and Culture, San Antonio, United States (2008); Mad Love, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Skovvej, Denmark (2007), among others.

 

Dr. Lakra lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico.