Ediciones De a Poco presents a new project—Flow Tropical—by Dominican artist Maurice Sánchez. First, there will be a launch of the project, presenting a set of postcards with 10 images of Dominican popular paintings (see example below). This year Ediciones De a Poco will publish a book with a selection of images of popular painting that Sánchez has gathered through the years in the Dominican Republic.
Description (from Ediciones De a Poco press release): The first sample is a book of colorful postcards made with photographs by Maurice Sánchez, who has spent two decades taking photos of the walls of businesses throughout the Dominican territory. These photographic images draw attention to a wide array of compositions and perspectives: a lion drinking a bottle of Presidente beer, a huge eggplant is measured by a salami, and shoes float in an unidentified red substance. These are paintings that speak of both Dominican daily life and the boundless imagination displayed by the muralists.
David Puig, director of Ediciones De a Poco explains: “Tropical Flow is an editorial project dedicated to the popular paintings found in grocery stores, beauty salons, clothing and food shops. These ten postcards are simply an appetizer: the main course is a book that will be published later in 2014 with a wider selection of photographs by Maurice Sánchez. This publication will be a tribute to popular creativity and an approach to material culture as well as the national imaginary of the early second millennium.”
Maurice Sánchez is a visual artist and photographer. He has been part of the art collective Shampoo and Biscuit, with which he has participated in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo; the Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Havana Museum of Art in Cuba; and the Brooklyn Museum, New York; among others. He has organized exhibitions such as Arte Urbano Sarmiento [Urban Art Sarmiento]; Tipicográfico, with Modafoca; and Gráfica Independiente Dominicana 2000-2010, with Rossy Ramos and Ángel Rosario. Presently, he is Creative Director of the agency Capital DBG.
The Tropical Flow postcards are available at the following outlets:
La Alpargatería – Salomé Ureña # 59 (open Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm to 11pm)
La Corre Bajita – Padre Billini # 265 (open Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm to 11pm)
Galería Bolos – Isabel la Catolica (open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm)
For more information, please contact: David Puig, Director of Ediciones De a Poco, at firstname.lastname@example.org