Chromosome Damage - Daniel Guzmán

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Chromosome Damage at Drawing Room, this publication documents the complete Chromosome Damage series of 100 drawings by Daniel Guzmán. Includes texts by Elizabeth Baquedano, Mary Doyle and Gabriel Kuri.

Guzmán’s oeuvre is steeped in the context of Mexican and pre-Hispanic imagery. This new series reference the imagery and iconography of Aztec deities, goddesses and earth mothers. Each drawing represents a single voluptuous female figure baring teeth and pop out eyes, who goes through mystic and troubling transformations, growing extended limbs, multiple breasts and hands; feet become tree trunks and snakes coil round them. The works, made in pastels, charcoal and ink, using earthy colours of browns, pinks and reds, are tantalisingly rich and provocative.

208 pp
100 full colour drawings

English / Spanish
16.5 x 23.5cm