The association they awaken is innocent, idyllic. In the words of Alberto Blanco: “There is nothing to understand: it’s enough to look with your eyes wide open. Or, if you will, you need to approach what’s there to understand with a child’s fresh gaze.” Barco dates from the period when Castro Leñero’s work found special relevance among Mexican audiences and markets, in the sense that it suggested an emancipation from all cultural and political impositions.

Barco, 1997
Oil on canvas
Acquisition, 1999