Miguel Calderón (MX 2004)
Panic in the museum. A young caveman has escaped from the diorama where he has been on display and explores the museum. He comes across a group of students drawing objects, but they appear to remain completely unaware of the presence of this creature from another era. The caveman leaves the museum and disappears into the distance, perhaps to find another life.
Location: Flatland Gallery
Miguel Calderón― Artist
Miguel Calderón is a contemporary Mexican artist who, while working through the disciplines of painting, video, photography, and sculpture, examines cultural stereotypes through both a critical artistic approach and a personal lens. Exemplified by a flippant attitude and crude aesthetic, his work features an amalgam of both fine art and pop culture references. Born on June 1, 1971 in Mexico City, Mexico, Calderón spent much of his early artistic career studying at academic institutions, attending The Cambridge School of Weston in Massachusetts before receiving his BFA in 1994 from the San Francisco Art Institute. Calderón's paintings have gained notoriety in both the art world as well as in popular culture, notably being featured in Wes Anderson's classic 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums. His work has been exhibited in museums and institutions across the globe, including at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, New York, the Museum of Natural History in Mexico City, and in the São Paulo Biennale in Brazil. The artist continues to live and work in Mexico City, Mexico.