Quirarte+Ornelas, Huevo 4, 201
Oil on canvas.
“I have been a fan of Quirarte+Ornelas for years. Quirarte+Ornelas work a due mani, and it is impossible to detect which one of the two did what on each of their pieces. In their work, they portray the public realm as intimate, and the private as almost monumental. In this particular piece, Quirarte+Ornelas evoke the comfort of an everyday meal, but amplify it to make it almost universal. This idea of the reassurance of the quotidian is an apt connection to the citizens of Ciudad Juárez who go about their everyday life amidst the chaos of their surroundings, concentrating on their private world in order to deal with the public one.”—Alvarez