Tatiana Parcero explores the body and its implicated connections to identity and the natural world. To accomplish this, she juxtaposes the human figure, which in nearly all the work is her own, and found imagery. Through the years Parcero has developed the body as a container of and symbol for The Universal, and has paired images of her own figure with anatomy drawings, Aztec codices, colonial, and astrological maps. In Universus Parcero continues this visual approach and now parallels the figure with naturalist-style images of flora and fauna. Parcero’s work looks beyond the visible exterior. The layers she exposes are literal and symbolic; beautiful and charged. For Parcero the figure is more than flesh and bone; it is body and soul, earth and sea, identity and memory, intent and consciousness.
About the Artist: Tatiana Parcero (b. 1967 Mexico) earned her Master of Arts in the fields of Art Theory and Photography from New York University and Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Universidad Nacional Autònoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Mexico, Spain, France, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, and beyond. Parcero’s work is in such notable permanent collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Huston; The Museum of Latin American Art, Long beach; The Mexican Museum, San Francisco; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others.
Tatiana Parcero’s work will be included in Revolution & Ritual, an exhibition curated by Mary MacNaughton for Scripps’ contribution to the 2017 Getty Initiative Pacific Standard Time.