• PIALES EN EL LIENZO #5 by Carlos Jaramillo
  • PIALES EN EL LIENZO #5 by Carlos Jaramillo

    PIALES EN EL LIENZO #5 by Carlos Jaramillo

    Regular price $450.00

    From the series Tierra del Sol
    Full color digital aqueous printing on textile
    32 × 40 in, edition of 5

    The photographer Carlos Jaramillo, a first-generation American born to a Mexican mother and a Colombian father, has in recent years sought to fill in the spaces of his identity that his parents intentionally left blank. ‘To them, leaving their countries is a big victory, and because of that idea, they held us back from understanding our roots,’ he said. Jaramillo was twenty-four years old when he visited Mexico for the first time. The commitment to American assimilation that he had in his early youth faded, and he began to explore a sort of third place: the flux that exists between two cultures...

    Far from ameliorating his feelings of otherness, approaching Mexican culture has often left Jaramillo with an even more palpable sense of distance. His recent photo series, Tierra del Sol, came about after he attended, for the first time, a five-day charrería event in Pico Rivera, outside of Los Angeles, where he moved two years ago, at the age of thirty-one. Charrería, akin to rodeo, is as much an aesthetic performance as it is a display of athletic prowess: in the traditional Mexican sport, men and women, dressed in elaborate costumes reminiscent of Mexico’s post-Revolution era, mount horses and flaunt their equestrian skills.”

    —Ana Karina Zatarain, The New Yorker Photo Booth

    Strata shares prints on Photo Tex, a printable textile. We chose this material to offer works by notable photographers at an affordable price. The images don’t need to be framed—you simply peel off the backing and place the print on your wall. Our intent is that more photographs can find their way to homes, offices, and libraries without disrupting the value of archival prints for the artists who make them.