Dr. Lakra

Dr. Lakra, Untitled (Japonés y cigarro), 2009. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City, New York

Dr. Lakra, Ahen no Yume, 2018. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: Omar Luis Olguín

Dr. Lakra, Sin título / Untitled (Lyn May), 2003. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: César Flores

Dr. Lakra, Untitled (Shattered), 2009. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: Estudio Michel Zabé

Dr. Lakra, Untitled (Japonés y cigarro), 2009. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City, New York

Dr. Lakra (b. 1972, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Dr. Lakra’s work is characterised by irreverent and provocative images that transgress established norms. While he is best known for his drawings and paintings on appropriated posters, erotic magazines and postcards, his practice encompasses mural painting, collage and sculpture. Through these different mediums he explores his interests in anthropology and ethnography, documenting his fascination with the taboos, fetishes, myths and rituals of different cultures. His compositions combine historical references and contemporary images, incorporating quotes from popular culture and intermingling them with religious and social iconographies. Recent exhibitions include Museo Mario Testino, Peru (2016); Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden (2015); Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Mexico (2014); and Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2012).

Dr. Lakra is collaborating with Liverpool Biennial and designers Sara De Bondt and Mark El-khatib on producing the visual identity for LB2020.