We are happy to share an exciting collaboration with the Mexico City-based streetwear company @hermanoskoumori who specialize in limited edition, high-quality, narrative-driven clothing.
Together we’ve created this limited-edition capsule collection that is made up of four unique pieces: a suede visor cap with embroidered illustrations by the Fingaz, available in light denim and olive-green canvas and a white denim two-piece set comprised of pants and jacket, covered in a pattern inspired by Mexican crafts, markets, masks and spiritual paraphernalia.
We are excited to announce the third and final of three special edition Broken Fingaz prints out now. This print by Deso, titled ‘Zihua’, printed in our studio in Tel Avivis available in a very limited edition of 30.
’Zihua’ by Deso is based on a trio of 2019 paintings by the artist.
Zihua (Zihuatanejo) is a sleepy fishing town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, a luscious verdant paradise where a deep, mystic indigenous culture and practice meet an itinerant community of foreigners who have flocked to this unique place since the 1970s.
With a history dating back to the pre Hispanic period, one of the possible origins of the word “zihuatanejo” translates as “place of women”. It is thought to have once been a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Cihuatéotl, the mother of the human race and the deity of women who died in childbirth and of warriors women who lost their lives in battle.This image pays homage to the powerful feminine energy still prevalent in Zihuatanejo today.
Rendered in Deso’s trademark style with influences from 20th century poster design and 1960s psychedelic art, ‘Zihua’ also takes inspiration from the tools and ceramics used to perform traditional ritual ceremonies; the vision that manifests is one that is deeply personal, representing the artist’s journey – finding love and a sense of belonging in Zihuatanejo.
The burning ghost symbolises the epiphanic nature of letting go of the past, both terrifying and empowering; the two female figures act as talismans of the ceremonial voyage, with the snake at their feet alluding to the ambivalence of the subconscious, the site of our buried fears and hidden desires.
“Three nude male figures, surrounded by the deepest shade of black oil paint available. They appear to float in a sea of negative space, beyond time and without context. There are many ways the image could be read: are these three figures together, or alone? Are they the same person? This ambiguity prompts questions about isolation and loneliness, conditions that resonate in times when life is locked down and lived online, and the strange experience of feeling lonely when we are together and connected when we are apart. This print will never leave you on your own — it even glows in the dark.”