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Sat, May 16 - Mon, Jun 1
RUN #00362
Saner - La Farsa
La Farsa
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Edition Size:   50
16 x 20 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 330gsm Fine Art Paper
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch White Frame with UV glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

"This piece was created for a release of a book "Farce" which is about narco violence. It tries to explain the utopic war with the government and the cartels. The concept of this piece is to try to explain in a simple form what happens in Mexico. Basically, the idea is a dance, like a ritual for a created lie. This piece highlights the lies the government tells us." - Saner

This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Saner and 1xRUN.

Discuss This Run

Saner Debuts With La Farsa The Latest Dance Craze

1xRun Thru Interview
La Farsa by Saner

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about the original piece, when was it created? What materials were used?
Saner:  This piece is digital work. For this piece I thought it was better not to make it on canvas. I first drew it out and after put more details in digitally.

1xRun: When was the piece drawn and created?
Saner: This piece was created for a release of book about narco violence, the name of the book is “Farce”, and it tries to explain the utopic war with the government and the cartels.

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Saner: Basically, the idea is a dance, like a ritual for a created lie.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Saner:  Two days, I started first with the drawing and then put more color on the computer.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Saner:  The concept, I’m trying to explain in a simple form what happens in my country and the lies the governments tell us.

1xRun: Why should people buy this piece?
Saner:  Because they have a special connection to the piece.

1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Saner:  Ironic.

1xRun: When did you first start making art?  What was your first piece?
Saner:  When I’m a child. My first piece was “The Life.”

1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?  What artists inspire you now?
Saner:  Siqueiros, Gonzales Camarena, Orozco, Posadas, Del bosco, Velázquez, Goya, and many more. Now it is my friends, my family, and still many people around the world.


1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Saner: Yes, I can’t work without music, I listen to many different types, like, trios, dubstep and ska. I try to open my ear for eating any musical delicacy.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Saner:  I don´t have a special artist, I love collaborate with the persons, because any new project I can learn more to the life.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Saner: Gonzales Camarena, because he is one of the best.

Gonzales Camarena

1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Saner: I’m not trying to buy, I try to change work with my friends.

1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Saner:  – Website – FacebookInstagram & Twitter @saner_dsr


About the Artist

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Edgar Flores “Saner” is an artist, muralist, professor, illustrator & graphic designer. Raised by his parents in Mexico City and surrounded by rich color and tradition, Saner developed an interest in drawing and Mexican Muralism early on. “I visited Oaxaca a lot when I was growing up because my mother is from there, and certain traditions which they carried out there, really caught my attention.” He began expressing himself on paper and through graffiti art, later going on to earn a degree in graphic design from the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico.

His lively & humorous images of masked characters on public walls, found objects and other canvases are influenced by Mexican folklore, by color, mysticism, masks, and skulls. A mix of these lifelong interests and passions have led him to become the artist he is today. “The masks that I use are traditional masks from Mexico.” The jaguars, coyotes, skulls, and other recurrent characters appear in my work because that parallel world is the real self, the real face“. In his images, Saner rediscovers Mexican iconography while reinterpreting it, mixing the traditional with the Contemporary. With an unpretentious spirit, Saner expresses a fresh Mexican vision that freely wanders between graffiti art, graphic design, painting and drawing.

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