Felipe Jasso

Felipe Jasso is a Mexican Canadian artist who graduated from the Alberta University of the Arts. His photographs are influenced by the magical realism found in Latin literature, surrealism, and symbolism. He investigates the subconscious, using allegory and complex tableaux. Jasso brings to the forefront fragments of his experiences as an immigrant, a queer artist, and his negotiations with the Canadian landscape. His work reflects how he sees himself trapped in the images that he makes, sometimes between the colourful Mexican culture and the restrained and frigid Canadian scenes. His photographs show his preoccupations with his experiences of displacement and cultural identity. Jasso explored his ideas mainly with portraits; he sees multicultural beauty as a way to subvert colonialism. One of the deepest influences for Jasso comes from his childhood experiencing the Day of the Dead traditions; he says life is full of cycles and there is beauty in every step of the process, even death. This Juxtaposition is very unique from other cultures and Jasso expresses his enjoinment to his heritage, using the same logic in his work.

Website: www.felipejasso.com | Instagram: @felipejassophotos

 

The Waiting
20” x 24”
Photography / Print
$390.00
Description: Portrait of a Catrina guarded by a spirit

 

Rona
18” x 24”
Photography / Print
$300.00
Description: Portrait of a man tormented by a pandemic

 

Portrait of a Catrina
20” x 28”
Photography / Print
$200.00
Description: Portrait of a Catrina in the lands of Mohkinstsis (Calgary)

 

El y Ella (Those)
20” x 24”
Photography / Print
$390.00
Description: Portrait of those who touch the ice with bare feet