Mixed media on Canvas. Dimensions: 47.25″ x 47.25″
This original abstract painting was inspired by the burro of Tijuana, which is also called a zonkey, that has become an iconic symbol or image representing Tijuana. The practice began in the mid-1930s after gambling was prohibited in Mexico and Tijuana’s Agua Caliente Casino was closed.
The casino had two plain burro carts at its entrance and tourists often took photographs with them. Entrepreneurs created and brought similar carts to the shopping areas on and around Avenida Revolución and charged tourists to take pictures seated in them. The entrepreneurs added elements that they thought that tourists would consider to be typically Mexican to the carts, such as painting of scenery and cacti, and sarapes. Approximately in the late 1940s, one of the over 20 cart owners added stripes to his burro in order to create more impressive photographs. Alejandro’s abstract burro is one of Aleta’s personal favorites.
This painting is an original piece made in mixed media on canvas using acrylic paints, alcohol inks, gels and acrylic paste all to achieve subtle textures as well as transparency and depth.
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