Hay una palabra en mandarín que en caracteres se unen para describir un acercamiento tierno y cariñoso. La palabra es Guòlái. Maravillosa palabra que calienta el corazón y la sonrisa hasta de un ninja confucionista. Palabra absoluta.
Fotografía por Alberto Polo Iañez
Raúl Gasque is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist who works with performance, abstract expressionism, photography, and text. His work is a continuous exploration of issues related to storytelling, politics and psychology from a not conventional angle. His life has been an ongoing exploration in different parts of the world; a situation that has stimulated himself to try to explore things from nonorthodox perspective.
His artistic creations got enriched by his experiences that included vast experience in journalism and politics. Such as the communication advisor of the Peace Nobel Prize Rigoberta Menchu in 2007. Since 2010 writes for publications on photography, illustration, and painting. Wrote art texts and articles for 5 Pieces Gallery and the South American magazine ANORMALMAG. Also collaborated with Vice Media with full articles that he developed with text and photography.
His texts always have the priority to transcribe on the work of emerging visual artists. These texts have been exposed as room statements in spaces such as MC Gallery in Chelsea, New York, and exhibitions such as The Future of Tao by the artist collective Lolol in Taipei Taiwan.
Gasque’s work has been exhibited and performed in places such as the Taipei Contemporary Art Center, The National Modern Museum of Art in Mexico City—a collective exhibition—, The Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts—immersive performance—,and VT Art Salon.
Raúl Gasque is currently based in Yangmingshan Taiwan. Place where he is currently developing an art practice project that will be exhibited as a whole in the Mexican Cultural and Trade Office in Taiwan.