Exhibitions, Open Studio
Samuel Maita Argote
In an Open Studio event, Samuel Maita presented the prints he produced during his residency at ´ace. Exploring questions about the bonds, prejudices and modifications of ideas that occur during and through migratory movements, the coexistence of different gender identities, nationalities, religions, etc.
Through photolithography and chine collé, Maita Argote put different ways to live together, play, face and relate. The artist developed a research on the different techniques within the graphic arts, adding new dynamics of production and reflection to the interior of his practice.
Stereotypes focuses on the discrimination produced by the preconceived ideas about human differences. Negative opinions on skin colour, place of origin, social class, sex, age and other stereotypes that classify society with general tags.
The discriminatory acts affect society in a negative manner; they contract people, lower the self-esteem, originate bad habits and create racist limits between the people in the society. Who discriminates does not recognize the other as a part of his group and pretends him to distance himself and makes him suffer negative consequences for belonging to a different community, a community that is considered inferior.
As a sensitive person to this situation, I pretend to visually communicate a message of equality, respect, tolerance and love towards our equals, principles that allow the acceptance and the value (recognition) of our diversity in harmony.