(Born Jerónimo López Ramírez in 1972 in Oaxaca, Mexico)
This work is not currently on view.
Sin título / Untitled (X8 Controla), 2005
Ink on paper
11 x 9 ¼ in. (28 x 23.5 cm)
Promised gift of Beth and Richard Marcus
Dr. Lakra’s work explores the paradoxical way that tattoos both identify one’s belonging to a group and express his or her individuality. The artist turns his skills as a draftsman to works on paper and found objects, transforming them with a galaxy of macabre and gothic imagery. In Sin título / Untitled (X8 Controla) Dr. Lakra presents a stoic, clean-shaven man surrounded by ominous images of mortality and script from notorious inner-city gangs.