Stiletto (GK270), is like a party to which tattoos, graffiti, Mexican street graphics, auto-body art, cartoons and punk subculture have all been invited. With his wicked sense of humour and his gift for rendering, the edgy artist brings an arch, one-eyebrow-raised, generous dose of irony to the wrist. The stylish result of this meeting of minds directs attention to itself through a bright cactus-green strap and contrasting coral-orange dial, which exhibits a stylized image of the iconic high-fashion ladies’ shoe, surrounded by graffiti stars and pierced by five swords. Funny and hip, this work for Swatch displays a fierce street spirit.
Cisco Jimenez studied art in Mexico and at the Art Students League of New York. Jimenez has exhibited in Mexico, Canada, the United States and Europe since the early 1990s. Before making a splash on the art scene as a painter and sculptor, Jimenez worked as a political cartoonist, where his reworking of pop images to creative and often comic effect earned him a broad following. His drawings, paintings and collage reference pop as well as traditional visual vocabularies of different cultures, including those of African and South American countries.