If you’re in the Boston area check out Dr. Lakra’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The exhibition runs through September 16th.

“JerĂłnimo LĂłpez RamĂ­rez, also known as Dr. Lakra, is an renowned tattoo artist who lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Under his pseudonym, loosely translating as “Dr. Delinquent,” he draws over vintage printed materials and found objects rather than skin, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores, and Japanese sumo wrestlers.

Referencing diverse body art traditions from Chicano, Maori, Thai, and Philippine cultures, Dr. Lakra layers spiders, skulls, crosses, serpents, and devils over these existing images. Playful, naughty, and often intentionally vulgar, his work challenges social norms by blurring cultural identities.”

Listen to the introduction by the exhibition curator Pedro Alonzo below.

Introduction by Pedro Alonzo, exhibition curator

Visit icaboston.org for more information about the exhibition.

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Photos via: bostonherald

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