Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros: Disasterland


Rodolfo Loaiza, Snow Queen

Rodolfo Loaiza, Sorry, Girls

Rodolfo Loaiza, Spring XXX

Rodolfo Loaiza, Reencuentro - The Two Snow Whites

Rodolfo Loaiza, Mexican Mickey

Rodolfo Loaiza, I'm Toxic

Rodolfo Loaiza, Snow and blood

Rodolfo Loaiza, Grindhouse Esmeralda

Rodolfo Loaiza, Drunk on Love 2

Rodolfo Loaiza, Paparazzi Night

Rodolfo Loaiza, Sorry, Boys!

Rodolfo Loaiza, Hakuna-Matata




Disasterland is Mexican artist Rodolfo Loaiza's tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity. The stage is set for fantasy to collapse and surrender to the inevitable apocalypse of 21st century Hollywood. Fairytale characters continue to dominate his latest project – this time caught in the headlines of our favorite tabloid stars.

Continuing his penchant for cleverly depicting the "uncouth" customs of our dichotomous society, Rodolfo explores what would happen to our fables if they were flesh and blood and confronted with the frenetic and excessive world of fame. Who among them would prove susceptible to the excesses of drugs, alcohol, harassment or vanity?

With his sharp and characteristic black humor Loaiza captures images once morbidly circulated by the media, and proposes a novel way of reviewing them. In Disasterland, heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated. In this story, discriminated minorities will finally achieve the resolution they've yearned for, beyond any bias or phobia.

Behold an apple infused with truth; behold a mirror in which we can truly see our reflection. This is our magical world of disaster. What are we waiting for? Let's enjoy it!


Text and images found here


Note: If you live in the Los Angeles area and want to see these works in person, you can check them out at La Luz de Jesus Gallery through September 2, 2012.



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13 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Hilarious!

sporkgasm said...

Love these!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Just as Walt Disney envisioned... Love them!

Jen said...

Awwwwwww! The Bambi's dead one is wrong! Just wrong!!!! I might be seriously scarred.

xox

Claire Kiefer said...

These are hilarious and awesome and if I were in LA, I'd definitely come check out the exhibit. My favorite is Mickey with the sombrero and the AZ bill. Damn.

WendyB said...

Hysterical! The Frida Kahlo is my have.

WendyB said...

^^FAVE!!!

Annabelle Archer said...

Love these!!!

fabulousjunk said...

OMG!!! you have totally outdone yourself woman!!! this is soooo fucking awesome. I love your blog

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Caroline said...

Brilliant.

Shelley said...

I really heart the simba one! So freaking funny!

Anne said...

He can get away with using Disney characters? How does that work?

I love the last one. Looks very familiar.

Kristine said...

Love!! Except the Bambi one is too heartbreaking...