Alberto Penagos is a 26-year-old Mexican painter who never formally studied art, but enjoyed drawing since early childhood. In 2007, after working with Mexican painter Rafael Cauduro on a mural commissioned by Mexico’s Supreme Court, Penagos’ art became much more politically and socially charged.
Troubled by the femicides in Ciudad Juárez and the State of Mexico, Penagos turned his paint brush to the topic of violence against women.
“Violence against women knows no nationality, skin color, or religion,” said Penagos, who this week inaugurated an exhibition on the topic in Cuernavaca. “My intention is to show that this can happen to anyone, regardless of where you are in the world.”
Here are some of Penago’s works on exhibit in the Museum of the City of Cuernavaca. The exhibit runs through May.
Sueños Marchitos / Withered Dreams
“It’s about sex trafficking and forced prostitution,” Penagos told Fusion. “Most of these women are anonymous; they don’t show their faces and…
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