THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Discover the playful and provocative works of this artist and accomplished tattooist

Jerónimo López Ramírez, also known as Dr. Lakra, is an renowned tattoo artist who lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Under his pseudonym, loosely translating as “Dr. Delinquent,” he draws over vintage printed materials and found objects rather than skin, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores, and Japanese sumo wrestlers.

Referencing diverse body art traditions from Chicano, Maori, Thai, and Philippine cultures, Dr. Lakra layers spiders, skulls, crosses, serpents, and devils over these existing images. Playful, naughty, and often intentionally vulgar, his work challenges social norms by blurring cultural identities.

Dr. Lakra, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., will present works from a variety of series and a newly-commissioned mural.

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Dr. Lakra at The Drawing Center, curated by Rachel Liebowitz in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art, will be on view from December 10, 2010, to February 3, 2011.

 

 

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