Mictla, Guide & Lord by Marco Albarrán QHermoso

Marco Albarrán
Marco Albarrán
Marco Albarrán is a Phoenix area based conceptual-multimedia artist whom interpretations highlight’s thematic-symbolic representations of pre- & post-Colombian cultures, life and histories. “In my work, I seek to tell a story, to broaden on the knowledge of traditional-symbolic imageries, to reach for the uncharted contemporary interpretations, and to set some limits on the overextended narratives and inter-cultural manipulations. Various types of influences within current historical narratives, provides me with a base for creative thought and intuitive re-construction.
Linolium cut print
13" x 13" / 28.5" x 20.5" with frame




Mictla, Guide & Lord

The image represented here is contemporary thematic- symbolic interpretation of a cultural imagery related to a pre-Colombian deity which name is Mictlantecuhtli. The text definition – Mictlantecuhtli (pron. Mict-lan-te-cuht- li) or ‘Lord of the Land of the Dead’ was the Aztec god of death and worshipped across Mesoamerica. He ruled the underworld (Mictlán) with his wife Mictecacíhuatl.

This piece represented here is part of the “Alt-Face” Series, which explores the cultural, historical, and regional connections between contemporary perspectives, thematic regional interpretations, and cultural stories related to pre-Colombian spiritual concepts, deities, and life.