‘Los Cachos’ work series
-‘Cacho’ (colloquial Spanish): piece, slice, bit, portion. / -In Latin, Detritus: Disintegrated material.
This series follows the conceptual principles of the ‘Natural History’ series, but it also takes a particular approach to environmental conservation. In past decades, considerable effort has been put into disguising the biological origin of most animal products. The double fragmentation of these works -that of the drawing into independent papers and the formal fragmentation of the depicted species- references the waste product of industrial seafood processing. The paintings aim to bring forward the biological identity of the organisms behind the market good.
Upper left: Preparatory drawing for two decomposing heads of Mitsukurina owstoni. Lower left: Anatomical sketch of the mandible of Carcharodon carcharias. Right: Preparatory drawing for a ‘Cacho’ of Balaenoptera acutorostrata.