Venezuelan Devil Mask Spraycan

My spray can painting series incorporates the vibrant palette and compositional elements of graffiti with the traditional aesthetic of tribal masks. This piece is inspired by Venezuelan Devil masks worn as part of the Feast of Corpus Christi, an annual holiday. Groups of adults, young men and children disguised as masked devils dance backwards. At the climax of the celebration the devils surrender to the Sacrament, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Each confraternity crafts its own devil masks. The practice is steeped in creativity, organization and faith, and promotes a strong sense of communal and cultural identity.

My paintings celebrate diversity through a message of unity: despite our many differences, we are all one beautiful tribe.

Year                                 2022
Materials                       Acrylic on canvas

Additional information

Dimensions Height 40 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth 1 cm.