We are very happy to announce the Denver Art Museum’s acquisition of Jorge Satorre’s “The Dead Animals (Fragmented)”, 2018.
This work is the continuation of “Los animales muertos”, Satorre’s show held at the Tamayo Museum (2018), where the central work consisted of a mud soil marked with traces of animals chasing their prey. The floor's clay tiles were manufactured at a brickyard in Ajalpan (Puebla, Mexico) in 2017 and the process was depicted in the book "Los animales muertos” through a sequence of drawings representing the intimate moments between the artist and his partner in the hotel room of Ajalpan, along with images documenting the making of the clay floor, intermingled with touches of fiction.
To make this drawing, the artist isolated each of the elements in the book’s drawings, reorganized them by typology, and rearranged them by scale. He had previously carried out this exercise for a commission that reinterprets Diego Rivera’s mural, “Man at the Crossroads” (1934), located at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.