César López Catsuu

I saw César's work for the first time at the SAKAHAN show that was held at the National Gallery last year. He had left for Mexico the day before we did the interview so Guillermo Trejo gave us a brief background of his work.

“César’s work is based on his ethnic background–he is Amuzgo, which is an indigenous group from Mexico. His work is based on the traditional beliefs of his people, particularly shamans and how they use natural cures for sickness. I think his work is the most conceptual of the group– with a clear and developed concept of what he’s communicating. The Amuzgo speak their own language, but there’s no literature or records of their traditions so César’s documenting it visually.” 

Transcribed by Kat Photos by Jo