Franco Arocha, a painter and performer, has recently begun a series of works about urban surfaces, specifically the walls of the city in which he lives or journeys to: through a collection of fragments of wall plaster, paint or graffiti that create the external skin of buildings, he manages to recount the aesthetics as well as the identity of a place. In fact his work consists of realising, with these remains, painterly collages that become portraits of towns, urban memories and stratifications.
After a period of residing in Milan, with the collaboration of Otto Zoo, Arocha has produced a series of collages with materials collected from the walls of the city which, in the show, will relate together some small works made in Mexico City where he currently lives.
Franco Arocha (Guatemala, 1992) lives in Mexico City. He was in residence at the La Tunca Foundation in El Salvador and at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited at OCMA, Orange County Museum in California, the MADC, Muse de Arte y Diseño de Costa Rica, San Josè, and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York.