My current series titled "Used/Reused" consists of mixed media works inspired by the graphic qualities of packaging and disposable materials.
I explore the possibilities of using these ephemera materials (paper bags, tin cans, boxes, coffee cups, maps, etc.) as physical support for sketched drawings, to make quaint visual commentaries about every day life scenes, since they are superimposed on familiar objects we use, take for granted and discard continually.
I want to give a new life to these disposable materials, and at the same time, a different one to my drawings.
Felipe Galindo is a fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist & independent animator residing in New York City. Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, US citizen. BFA Visual Arts, National Autonomous University of Mexico. His humorous drawings appear in The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Mad, Narrative, International Herald Tribune and European publications.
Has received grants from the LMCC, NoMAA, NALAC, NYSCA, Puffin Foundation, US/Mexico Fund for Culture, and LPB.
Recently released the book Manhatitlan: Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined, an ongoing project that includes works on paper, exhibitions and animations.
He created “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge,” a faceted glass public artwork for the 231st Street No. 1 train subway station in New York City, commissioned by the MTA-Arts for Transit Program.
"Used/Reused" is his most recent solo exhibition at Mark Miller Gallery, NY City.