Since the early 1990s, Ruben Gutierrez's work has revolved around the creation of a conceptually-based sociopolitical series of drawings, paintings, digital images, videos and interventions in public spaces. Using this as a point of departure, he began working with text on images, employing these texts to provide clues to content and interpretation.
In his work, Ruben Gutierrez appropriates and deconstructs movies, television shows, texts, political discourses and the information of mass media and the entertainment industry that pervades his enviroment. His work also addresses human loneliness, mental conversations, the fragility of family dynamics, urban/border violence, social instability, repetition of history, economical crisis, the search for meaning and other matters related to Latin American societies. He usually works on several bodies of work concurrently using many kinds of media; these various bodies of work inform and cross pollinate one another.
Ruben's show for Yautepec consists of the exhibition of a video and a series of monumental drawings that play with the facts and fictions around the decline of human civilization. Through these documents, the spectator will be immersed in a narrative about deception, chaos, love, sadness and violence.