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Bayrol Jimenez, The Roads of Devotion 1, 2011, mixed media on paper, 44 x 291⁄2". From the series “The Roads of Devotion,” 2011.

Bayrol Jimenez

Galerie Dukan | Saint-Ouen

Bayrol Jimenez, The Roads of Devotion 1, 2011, mixed media on paper, 44 x 291⁄2". From the series “The Roads of Devotion,” 2011.

In early 2012, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris opened “Resisting the Present: Mexico 2000/2012,” an unexpected selection of work by young Mexican artists that narrowly, although knowingly and playfully, skirted clichéd representations of the country. A skewed idea of Mexico has become commonplace in France, particularly in the wake of the trial of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman accused of complicity with a Mexican kidnapping gang. The exhibition included a large-scale wall drawing in mostly red acrylic by Bayrol Jimenez (based in Oaxaca, Mexico, he was a resident at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in early 2012), who debuted his solo show “The Roads of Devotion” shortly after the museum opening.

Jimenez realized the title works of his show, a series of eleven framed drawings in ink, watercolor, colored pencils, acrylic, and pigment on paper, in 2011. Hung edge

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