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Fri, Jan 2 - Mon, Jan 5
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

"His formation and exposure to massive pop art since his childhood attaches Saner to the generation of artists that can freely wander between graffiti, graphic design, painting and drawing.

In these fields he makes clear the contrasting influences that build him as a contemporary artist: the comic and other manners of illustration, going through expressionism, naif art, surrealism and also that sort of advertising used on street walls and store windows that give such a characteristic urban look to the third-world landscape.

I would like to stand out another characteristics of his work that, since my point of view, give sense to his artistic proposal, like his chromatic palette. It is sober and harmonic at the same time, spiced with tender touches of textures that work to strengthen his authentic preoccupation laid on offer us a brilliant and closed stroke but deeply dynamic and expressive.

However, two important aspects of his artwork are, in first place, his clever decision of taking us closer symbolic and iconographic elements from Mexican popular tradition, fraught by fictions, emblems, heroes and local demons. Saner can transport them to our time after giving them an intense mystery touch, a subtle perversion and a weird but stimulating sense of humor.

On the other side, Saner deposits into his work a hint of personal introspection that pervades his scenes, conferring them to an oneriric sense at time he gets narrative, timeless, ethereal and funny images.

So, simplicity and variation, tradition and surprise, aggression and tenderness, simplicity and fun, boldness and subtlety, immediacy and constancy, far from established in his work as paradoxical forms, all they are configured at the end like a fluid dialog. This affirmation confirms in Saner his knowledge about direction of the times he is living and his accomplishment with the social and cultural context that raised him up, aware that these ingredients will let him forge a durable stand in the volatile dynamics of contemporary art." - Alfredo Matus

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