This series of underwater photographs is inspired by traditional Mexican legends and culture. Silerio states: “As the universe devouring itself and so is sublimated through friction. Every moment of life is a step closer to the destruction and disappearance and so every moment is a moment of lack of proximity to the infinite being.”
The artist explores universal concepts that can be understood by any spectator, even if they do not have a profound knowledge of Mexican culture. The exhibit is on display in the Maners/Pappas Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 10am – 4:30pm.
Mauricio Silerio, born in Queretaro, Mexico in 1979, has studied diverse courses in painting, drawing, engraving, writing and photography in different Institutes of the state of Guanajuato and Romania. He has more than 50 individual exhibits in Mexico, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Cuba, US and Costa Rica, ha also has more than 45 collective exhibits in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Canada, Cuba, Malaysia and Romania.
The UA Little Rock Gallery Program collaborated with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock to bring an exhibition of 20 photographs by Mexican artist Mauricio Silerio to campus.