Memento Mori

Vadite ad superos transite ad inferos

Remember you will die. The Madrid-based artist Álvaro Pérez-Fajardo uses the Latin phrase “Memento mori (vadite ad superos transite ad inferos)” to remind us all that it is important to enjoy day-to-day life because it is all so very temporary. We spend our time on this earth on borrowed time and as the exhibition subtitle suggests, Álvaro instructs that in order not to waste our journey, we must experience the earthly equivalents of heaven and hell. Everything will become clear when you view the artist’s third solo exhibition for La Fiambrera Art Gallery. All of the images are available as limited edition screen prints.

Álvaro P-FF (Pérez-Fajardo, born Madrid, 1973) is one of the most respected graphic designers working in the Spanish music industry. Since starting to draw for the underground scene in the mid-90s, his work has been a visual complement to many events during these past two decades. In a style not unlike Frank Kozik or Marco Almera Álvaro incorporates black humour, gore cinema, social criticism, tattoos, political-propaganda posters of totalitarian regimes, art deco and a myriad of additional influences. Spanish music stars such as Bunbury, Calamaro, Sex Museum and also international acts such as Green Day, Lucinda Williams, Nancy Sinatra, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives and The Long Ryders have all been immortalised in the artist’s trademark style.

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  • Title of the exhibition: Memento Mori
  • Artist: Álvaro P-FF
  • Dates: From September 13 to November 10, 2019
  • Curators: La Fiambrera Art Gallery