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El Diablo Anda en Bicicleta

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$40

 

El Diablo Anda en Bicicleta hace referencia a la frase “Voy con el señor, si no vuelvo estoy con el” que se usa ampliamente en los camiones, trailes, microbuses y taxis de Mexico por sus choferes. Esta frase comunmente es acompañada por una imagen de Jesucristo o una cruz Cristiana.

Este grabado es una parodia de esas imagenes de Jesucristo y mi interpretacion personal de la frase haciendo un pequeño homenaje a los maestros grabadores Jose Guadalupe Posada, Manuel Manilla y a todxs aquellxs que preferimos subirnos a una bicicleta y sentir el viento en la cara en vez de oler nuestros propios pedos atrapados en el coche. Siempre que veo esas imagenes de Jesucristo con la frase me imagino, adaptandolas a mi realidad, que pasaria si salgo en la bicicleta y yo soy el que no regresa y pienso… “seguramente no voy a estar con ese wey en el cielo”


“The Devil Rides a Bike” references the phrase which is on the banner below: “I’ve left with the Lord, if I don’t come back I’m with him,” which is used widely in buses, semi trucks, microbuses and taxis throughout Mexico. Normally this phrase accompanies an picture of Jesus Christ or a Christian cross.

This linocut is a parody of those Jesus images and my personal interpretation of the phrase, paying a little homage to the master printmakers Jose Guadalupe Posada, Manuel Manilla and to those of us who prefer getting on a bike and feeling the wind on our facer rather than smelling our own farts trapped in a car. Every time I look at those Jesus images, I can’t help but wonder about adapting the situation to my personal reality. What would happen if it’s me who goes out on my bike and doesn’t come back? I think to myself, “I surely won’t be in heaven with that guy!”

 



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