“Atlantico” represents the reunion of two brothers separated and linked by an ocean. Saner and Gnosick are not blood brothers but their souls share magical and ancient history dating back to previous lives.
The name of the exhibition refers not exclusively to the ocean between Spain and Mexico, but also to Atlas, the Titan of Greek mythology condemned by Zeus to carry on his shoulders the pillars that maintain separate Earth from the heavens. This myth is used by artists in their work as a metaphor about the balance between the divine and the mundane, good and evil, light and darkness.
Take a look at the coverage of the exhibition at Swinton Gallery and if you are around, the exhibition will be open until October 17.
SANER (Edgar Flores) was born in Mexico in 1982. His work mixes the ancient mexican tradition with contemporary aesthetics, graffiti and design. Iconic mexican idols and mystical characters are always present.
GNOSICK (Javier Iglesias) was born in Spain in 1977. He is an artist, graphic designer, publisher, curator amongst other things. He got into computers and graphic design field when he entered Art School. Along with his twin brother, Pablo Iglesias, who is also an artist and designer, they created the Belio Magazine. This periodical publication bets on emerging art and the most groundbreaking graphic design.
All images courtesy of Swinton Gallery and Henrik Haven.