Fine Art Collaboration
Ugly Food works are a collaboration of techniques, skills, cultures and passions. They aim to elevate the ugly beauty of contemporary mass consumerism with all its gloriously messy semiotics, movements and discoveries.
Eating the "shit" everyday, and digesting it to create honest, raw, but always fun works of art with a new language.
Fine Artist/ Caligrapher: Mexico City, Mexico
For Said Dokins, calligraphy and graffiti are intermediate practices of inscription and trace, of twisting symbolic orders and of political enunciation. Dokins lives and works in Mexico City. His cultural practice takes on contemporary art production, research and cultural management. He has put on curatorial projects related to urban arts and a number of political issues happening in his country. Among other awards, is the winner of the Iberoamerican Contemporary Art Creation Prize, Cortes de Cadiz, Juan Luis Vasallo 2015 in Cadiz, Spain. His work as an artist has been shown nationally and internationally in countries as Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Brasil, El Salvador, Peru and others. It takes up the economy of medieval calligraphy, the energy and expressiveness of japanese calligraphy, besides creating a poetic based on pre-phonetic writing. For Dokins every experience is a trace, a psychic impression that creates a texture in our symbolic universe. In that sense, calligraphy and graffiti aren't just on paper and ink, on the walls and spray, but on every event of our existence.
Illustrator : Mexico City, Mexico
Now working and living in Mexico City, the young Pardo is Design Header for the well respected and well known news and information distributors, Pictoline, and half founder of 'The Secret Society' with Alfonso de Anda.
When he is not working, he spends his days searching for smiles with spice.
Illustrator & Radio Presenter: Guadalajara, Mexico
Jis is the condensation of the musical magical surrealism of a mushroom and the existentialism of the passing of this and another day also.
His images seem to be formed of clouds; smoke clouds of a pipe, cigar and steam from several cups of tea and a couple cups of coffee; clouds that are clouds and clouds that pass over houses, streets and caves; clouds of breath and text. Jis crosses the landscape of the graphic as cumulonimbus, with life rushing over the earth and watching it fly at the highest elevations.
JIS also is renowned for his comical and informative radio program based in Guadalajara, Mexico - La Chora
Illustrator : Gatineau, Canada
Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre is a multidisciplinary artist from Canada. She loves making, participating, being involved. Over the years, she has stepped foot in music, screenprinting, fine art printing, illustration, installation, theater, performance, modeling and so on. She likes to consider all her endeavours as one: being active and creative.
Victor Hugo Perez
Fine Artist: Guadalajara, Mexico
Born and working in Guadalajara, Mexico, Victor Hugo Perez has more than 20 years working with different mediums from oil paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings, to sculptures in bronze and ceramic to fine art printmaking techniques.
Hugo Perez continues to exhibit and explore his raw style throughout the Americas and Europe .
Fine Artist/ Printmaker: Mexico city, Mexico
Her personal works, collaborations, and the works which are involved in the PLAY IS SOUL FOOD projects, are created to stimulate a healthy and playful imagination, and encourages everyone to practice different forms of play in our everyday, regardless of sex or age.
The materials and techniques used reflect our consumer cultures and urban societies and try to let the viewer see a beauty in what may be considered ugly or waste; ELEVATING THE ORDINARY.
Artist/ Illustrator: Guadalajara, Mexico
Opposite to the denial of horror, Satterugly overflows eschatology in an obscene appropriation of pop art icons. In some of his pieces, nothing complacent for the aesthetic categories described in the traditional graffiti scene, hidden organic processes and social rules that ominously perpetuate all his fears are revealed. Being unmasked they cause disturbance and abjection, in a dismantling of their significance.
Artist/ Illustrator: Mexico city, Mexico
Visual Artist from Fine Arts School of Design in Mexico City. Since 2010 she has been involved in the professional production and design of art projects and publications in collaboration with other artists, galleries and museums in Mexico and the US.
Her main media is drawing. She makes representations of the female body with the intention of show it as a sign, a communicative gesture, she is proposing a different way of perceiving bodies. Essential part of her creative process is the exploration and experimentation with diverse mediums and techniques.
Graffiti Artist; Mexico City, Mexico
"I started to paint Graffiti with my crew, as I think how all writers start; developing my own style and language. That has always been my main proposal within my work: creating a fresh style.
I deconstruct shapes keeping the basic elements, but at the same time generating new strokes and textures that propose different ideas from my relationship with graffiti writing.
The strokes, the textures, and the attitude, are based on the way I understand the 'wild style', Mexican architecture, the internet, music; urban contemporary culture.
My work is a constant mix and deconstruction of my own style, and the things that I admire or live with; on and off the street.
A lot of the times I draw unconsciously when I am in front of a blank wall, canvas, or sheet of paper. I only think about how I am going to create marks. I use the colors I have on hand and I compose the work in an almost unconscious way."
Artist/ Designer: Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo native, Japanese-style painting artist by broad definition and the originator of “HANAUTAH”. Katsumata’s has been active in exhibitions at galleries / museums and mural painting in countries like Brazil, the U.S., Scotland, France and Thailand.
He is also known for artworks he provided to movies and musicians such as “Little Dragon” and “CUZ(duo of Mike Watt & Sam Dook)”. He lectured to over 2,000 people in “TRIMARCHI DG” in Argentina – said to be the biggest art festival in South America – in 2017.