CURTO FELIX

SALAMANCA, SPAIN [1967]

Since Félix Curto established himself  in Mexico in 1997, the idea of traveling as an experience and as the construction of memory became part of his work. Curto revitalizes the poetic and nostalgic aspects of the recent past by using photography and objects he finds and collects. His work revolves around the idea of geographical and physical, as well as interior and imagined, traveling; therefore: motels, old cars, highways, and landscapes have become recurrent topics in his photographs.

The elements he uses make evident the several techniques where Curto’s imaginary comes from. His photographs and diverse paintings and objects conform fragmented experiences with a strong influence from road movies. Usually he includes in his shows fragments of his travels: billboards, records, signs, or boxes that are collected and re-elaborated as a part of the authors personal vocabulary.