Claudio Dicochea | the artist

The artist Claudio Dicochea
Born 1971, San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico.
Lives and works in Phoenix, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sydney Biennale,

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The current work is a series of contemporary caste or “casta” paintings. Casta painting was popularized as a genre during the 18th century in colonial-Mexico. Originally meant to record the racial mixing taking place in the New World, these paintings came in sets that depicted different families from lightest-skinned to darkest-skinned, very much like a table of elements. The darker-skinned the parents were, however, the more socially and biologically degenerate the child